? ? Amid concerns growing the harmful effects of about telecommunication towers, an environmentalist has urged to keep the worries at bay, stating that there is `no special' danger from the radiation emitted by these towers. His observation has utmost significance in the light of apprehensions aired by councillors, citizens and residents, most often leading to legal disputes between telecom companies and common man. Environment Expert Hassan Al Najjar told DT News that the matter had been a global concern and Bahrain has been regularly conducting studies on the various implications of telecom towers since 1995. He explained that the towers emit an electromagnetic spectrum, quite similar to the ones released by electronic devices such as microwaves, cellular phones, wi-fi routers and radios and the only difference lies in their frequencies, which vary on a scale from zero to 300 Giga Hertz. "In Bahrain, we don't have a mechanism to detail the effects of electromagnetic fields on human health, but we can calculate the safe levels of exposure to electromagnetism, through which we infer the maximum amount of emission tolerable," pointed out Mr. Al Najjar. Mr. Al Najjar clarified that all studies conducted in Bahrain indicated that the exposure levels are hundreds of times lower than the maximum amount of emission bearable. He said, "In 2007, I did my masters project on 70 towers in Bahrain, all levels of emission were very low in comparison with unsafe frequency levels." Moreover, the environmentalist recalled that back in 2010, following a decision of the Cabinet, a committee was formed to follow up and regulate telecom towers in the Kingdom. " This time, studies were conducted on 100 different sites and all were proven safe. We periodically repeat the studies and no violations were detected," he added. According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report in 2006, there is no confirmation of direct effects of electromagnetism on human health. The Stewart report of Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones also has proved the same point. Mr. Al Najjar concluded by advising not to worry about telecom towers in the Kingdom, assuring that the authorities are persistently following up on the matter as it comes within the constant concerns about the safety of Bahrain's citizens and residents. ? ?