The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied claims about its plans to acquire a cancer-screening equipment to curtail possible effect of Electronic Magnetic Fields emanating from Base Transceiver Stations across the country.
Regulatory firm denies plans to acquire cancer-checking equipment
In a statement made available to journalists, the NCC says it does not regulate medical activities let alone acquiring medical equipment for a purpose, "which the World Health Organisation has said, does not exist."
The regulatory body stated this on Monday, December 29, 2014, while reacting to media reports that it was in the process of acquiring multi-functional software developed by the International Telecommunications Union to calculate the cumulative radio frequency exposure levels near transmitting base transceiver stations.
Part of the statement reads, "There was no basis for the report in the light of very educative and informative discussions about the safety of base stations and mobile phone use by telephone subscribers across the nation as the World Health Organisation and other experts have declared that no hazard is yet established for phone users.
"The report was also wrongly attributed to the Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Ubale Maska, whose submission at the event did not bear any resemblance to the story."
It added, "One therefore wonders where the reporters got the information with which they concocted the report that is not only misleading but designed to instill unnecessary fears on the members of the public."
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