BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY Impact of EMF Emissions on Humans & the Environment , September 3rd-5th , 2003 OTSILE LETEBELE  BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY  PRIVATE BAG.

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BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS
AUTHORITY
Impact of EMF Emissions on Humans & the Environment ,
September 3rd-5th , 2003
OTSILE LETEBELE
 BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY
 PRIVATE BAG 00495
 GABORONE, BOTSWANA
 Tel. No. +267 3957755
 Fax. No. +267 3957976
 E-MAIL: [email protected]
 Website: www.bta.org.bw
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ITU Seminar, Kampala, Septemeber 4th, 2003
BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY
 The basic principle of wireless
communication is the transmission of
information using electromagnetic waves.
 The effect on humans of electromagnetic
energy emissions is an issue of public
concern.
BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY
 Public concern about EMF
radiation is,
partly a result of the spread of mobile
technology, as almost everybody is
potentially affect .
 There is widespread concern about
radiation from cell phones and from the
cell phone towers (base stations) .
BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY
 Experience of Botswana on the subject:
 Concern raised from different forums of the
society.
 BTA had in the past requested to make
presentation on the subject
BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY
Mobile operator are required as a licence
condition to carry out environment impact study.
 Mobile operators have to seek authorization from
Department of Town and Regional Planning for
any new sites in cities.
 The Department may impose in its authorization
such conditions such as colors of the antennas
etc
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BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY
 A government department called National
Conservation strategy Agency is the
responsible body for Environmental
conservation.
 No studies / policy in the country on impact
of EMF on humans.
 Policy framework and legislation
BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY
The International NIR Workshop & Symposium will
take place in Seville, Spain, from 20 to 22 May
2004
 This is ICNIRP/WHO Workshop
 Internationally recognized experts in all nonionizing radiation (NIR) specialties will present
lectures on the Subject.
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BOTSWANA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY
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THANK YOU !!!
ITU Seminar, Kampala, September 4th, 2003