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THE IMPLICATION OF GLOBAL SYSTEM OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION (GSM): PERCEPTIONS OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND MICRO-WAVE TELECOMMUNCATION EXPERTS IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Edewor, Patrick and Imhonopi, , David (2013) THE IMPLICATION OF GLOBAL SYSTEM OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION (GSM): PERCEPTIONS OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND MICRO-WAVE TELECOMMUNCATION EXPERTS IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Reviews, 4 (2). pp. 72-78. ISSN 2276-8645

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Abstract

The use of Global System of Mobile Communication (GSM) is becoming widespread in Nigeria and other parts of the world. The arrival of this sophisticated technology, which has turned the world into a global village, has, however, been greeted with heated debated on its possible health hazards. This study utilizes evidence from literature and responses to questionnaire and in-depth interviews among health professionals and microwave telecommunication experts in Ogun state, Nigeria. The results show two rather opposing schools of thought. On the one hand, there are those who share the view that the radiation emitted from handsets and mast towers constitutes serious health hazards, while on the other hand, there are also those who argue that the radiations are so minimal and, as such, do not constitute any health hazards and that there is no proof of any harmful effects of GSM use. This controversy calls for more independent investigation on this subject while necessary precautions should be taken in the mean time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global System of Mobile Communication, Health Hazards, Low-wage countries, advanced societies, GSM mast tower
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 12:37
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7152

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