Effects of harmful Radiation

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How 10-year-old Syenergy Environics is slowly nullifying the effects of harmful radiation from gadgets

Our lives are ruled by smart devices. Every aspect of it, be it at home, office, or while socialising in restaurants or bars, is controlled by devices. While there are numerous studies that talk about the importance of soaking up the sun or exploring outdoors, did you know it was equally important that your building is healthy and free of radiation, especially given the number of mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices present in a closed environment?

It was something 65-year-old Ajay Poddar discovered himself when he was told that the geopathic radiation was affecting the work at his gas manufacturing plant at Sikandrabad. Several experts suggested that it was wrongly built and would need major deconstruction and demolition.

L-R - Ajay Poddar, Manisha and Pranav Poddar

Diving into research

But being an engineer himself, Ajay wanted to dig deeper, as he also could not afford any of the drastic changes that were recommended. His research confirmed that most of the products and devices one uses today emit electromagnetic waves, which are harmful to the human body and the environment.

He then started looking at experimenting on non-destructive or non-intrusive ways of understanding and correcting radiations and energy flows. He established Syenergy Environics in February 2007 in Delhi to study electromagnetic radiation and its effect on the human body.

The team developed Envirochip, a CE-certified product that can be attached to a mobile phone. Operating at frequencies between 500 and 600 THz, Envirochip acts as a radiation protector for both the electronic devices and their users. The device works over the constant microwaves that are emitted from computers, mobile phones, and other devices and make it compatible with the human body.

Building the devices

Ajay explains that the chip takes care of any harmful non-thermal aspect of the radiation, thus preventing biological damage and weakening of the immune system without affecting the signal strength of the device it is fixed on. While for mobile phones it is priced betweeen Rs 250 and 825, most of Syenergy Environics’ products are targeting the business-to-business (B2B) segment.

While it was incorporated in 2007, Ajay began work for the company close to two decades ago. On how powerful Envirochip is, Ajay explains,

We have developed protocols to detect and correct various natural and environmental radiations, which are harmful without any reconstruction or relocation of people or services. It made sense to build something from natural materials, which can change the nature of the radiations and the energy flows to render them harmless to the human body and even the equipment they are placed on.

On-boarding the right people

With the idea in mind, Ajay knew had to next find well qualified people who were willing to quit their lucrative careers and join him on this endeavour. Manisha Matanhelia is a qualified architect and designer. She has studied traditional architecture of ancient India and has conducted extensive research on environment with bioelectromagnetic energies and their effects on human health.

Manisha too was trying to find someone to partner with in this field and after several discussions, the duo decided to work together. They were joined by Ajay’s son Pranav Poddar, who was working in the US.

The B2B market

The team currently is working on a B2B model and claims to be working with over 1,900 establishments like Mumbai new T2, Hyderabad International Airport, banks like YES Bank and other public sector units (PSUs).

Syenergy Environics deals with some sources of negative electro magnetic radiation (EMR), like geopathic radiation, negative radiations from mobile towers, severs, cellphones and computers.

K.Ravi, the chief manager of the estate of BPCL Refinery, Mahul Mumbai, who has used Environics says that in Mahul, post energy corrections the plant showed significant improvement and the steam factory performed for 84 days continuously with no shutdowns.

Environics looks at the building, analyses the different radiation segments and sectors, based on which it works along a certification and brings in its products to be attached to different devices.

Environics claims to have had a revenue of Rs 10 lakh in the year it started out. Today, it clocks a revenue of Rs 5 crore per annum. Currently bootstrapped, the team is looking for funding, especially for the B2C devices.

The effects of radiation

A study in the US showed that over 20 percent of the employees working in over 600 offices showed something called as Sick Building Syndrome, which was the cause of tension between staff, loss of concentration, stress, increased staff turnover and lower morale. Studies also suggest that the levels of electromagnetic radiations have increased by close to 100 times in the last 15 years.

The team aims to build more productive workplaces on a sustainability platform and expects to reach about Rs 50 crore by 2018. The plan is to align with other people who are also in the wellness space to make buildings healthy. Ajay adds that there are new products under development so that every kind of electro smog, electromagnetic and Wi-Fi radiations can be corrected without sacrificing or forsaking technology.

This article was sourced from Yourstory.com

Thiruvananthapuram, no need for towering fears on radiation

At a time when there is a big hue and cry over setting up of mobile towers in crowded residential areas of the city, here’s news that may help soothe some frayed nerves.

According to V Raghunandan ITS, Deputy Director General, Telecom Enforcement, Resource and Monitoring (TERM) Cell, Kerala, electromagnetic emission from mobile towers do not affect human health.

Raghunandan said this at an awareness session conducted for the councillors  and office-bearers of various residents’ associations of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.

The session initiated by TERM Cell Kerala, the Vigilance and Monitoring Wing of the Department of Telecommunications, was held in the presence of Thiruvananthapuram District Collector S Venkatesapathy, Additional District Magistrate John Samuel and TERM  Cell Kerala Director, T Sreenivasan ITS.

According to Raghunandan, Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has since 2008 been monitoring global developments and has already taken necessary steps and adopted stricter norms for safety from electromagnetic radiation emitted from mobile towers and mobile handsets.

Based on the recommendations by Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC), these norms for exposure limit for the Radio Frequency Field (Base Station Emissions) have been further made stringent and reduced to 1/10th of the existing limits prescribed by International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

“There is a public concern over possible health effects from Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMR)  exposure from diverse raditaiton sources especially Mobile BTS antennae and mobile. In this regard, several studies have been conducted in different countries, under the aegis of World Health Organization (WHO),” Raghunandan said.

WHO has referred to approximately 25,000 articles published around the world over the past 30 years, and based on an in-depth review of scientific literature, has concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic field, he added.

In 2014, these limits were reviewed and found adequate by a committee constituted by Allahabad High Court comprising members of IITs Kharagpur, Kanpur, Delhi, Roorkee, Bombay and from other scientific institutions including Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Indian Institute of Toxicology Research Lucknow, and All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Delhi.

“DoT enforces that we follow stricter norms and therefore ensures all BTS should be within safe-limits and certification to this effect is submitted to TERM Cells, BTS sites against which there are public complaints are also tested by TERM Cell based on the procedures prescribed by Telecom Engineering Centers. In case any BTS is found to violate this prescribed EMF norms, they are liable to pay a penalty of Rs.10 lakhs per BTS per incidence including closing of BTS if violation persists,” Raghunandan added.

In Kerala, TERM and DoT have tested more than 15,000 BTS in different areas with high population density and found that the EMF exposure to general public was well within the DoT limits. In Thiruvananthapuram district, out of 6213 BTS, 1927 BTS (in areas of high population density) have been tested till date and all of them are found to be well within the DoT specified limits.

He also said that DoT is launching a National EMF portal soon, where all queries and concerns will be cleared state wise. He also informed that every district in Kerala operates a District Telecom Committee (DTC) and anybody who has concerns regarding EMF and mobile towers could approach the Committee.

Find more at New Indian Express

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