The National Communications Commission in Taiwan is currently fighting legislation, passed last month, that would limit buildings to only be allowed to house 3 mobile phone base stations at any one time.

Although a spokesperson from the Department of Health quoted a 2006 WHO document stating that “there was no reliable evidence showing that radio waves emitted from base stations harm humans”, the considerable increase in public concern about health effects from electromagnetic radiation coupled with the continued uncertainty in the scientific community ensured that the amendment to the act was passed last month.

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