A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

Beijing Transmitters Moved Out of Town

December 1, 2006

Four radio and TV broadcast towers will be moved out of downtown Beijing, the Shangai Daily reported yesterday. The radiation from the towers presents an unacceptable risk, according to Du Shaozhong, the deputy director of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau. Beijing is infamous for its foul air —it has been called the air pollution capital of the world— so it's remarkable that RF/MW radiation is considered an environmental priority. In the next five years, Beijing will impose strict rules on the location of new facilities that emit electromagnetic radiation, Du said.