According to FMT, a woman crashed a press conference held by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad last week.
The woman in her 40s claims that radiation from a telecommunications tower near her house gave a family member cancer and subsequently died from it.
The woman from Sungai Dua, Butterworth, told Dzulkefly that she has lodged complaints to health authorities but her concerns were ignored.
When a police officer tried to stop her, she demanded to be heard.
I voted in these two ministers and it is hard to meet them. I chose you and this is what you do to me!
The woman is distraught that her concerns were not taken seriously
Global consensus is that the radio signals from cellular phone towers DO NOT CAUSE CANCER.
Cell phones communicate with cell towers mainly through radiofrequency (RF) waves. Similar to FM radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and heat, the RF waves are forms of non-ionizing radiation.
Non-ionizing radiation means that the waves do not directly damage the DNA inside cells.
In contrast, stronger types of radiation such as x-rays, gamma rays, and ultraviolet (UV) rays called ionizing radiation can and do damage the DNA inside cells. These are the types of radiation you should avoid.
TRP extends our condolences to the woman for the loss of a loved one.
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