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Sri Lanka – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

May 13, 2019


Recommendations to reduce exposure: The Ministry of Health press release signed by Dr. Paba Palihawadana, Director of Health Education and Communication (dated October 5, 2018) informs people of the “serious risks” to the brain and the rest of nervous system in particular. The press release advises people not to keep mobile phones and electronic communication devices in the sleeping areas and to minimize their use.


According to coverage by the Daily Mirror, Dr. Ayesha Lokubalasooriya of the Sri Lankan Family Health Bureau said in a press conference that, “ long term exposure to electromagnetic waves regularly could create severe health issues” and she advised to use hands free devices (headsets, earphones) as much as possible to minimize the health issues from mobile devices.

Daily Mirror, “Switch off mobile devices at night” 10/7/2018  

Hiru News, “Risk of Cancer by Keeping Mobile Phones Near Bed”  10/6/2018