THE IMPACT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION ON HUMAN HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: RECOMMENDATION FOR AN EFFECTIVE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK IN BANGLADESHArif Mahmud, Md. Rashedul Islam, Sabikunnahar Noni and Md. Mahabub Ul Alam Khan
In this era of modern technologies, our social life is surrounded by various electronic devices and pieces of equipment. These generated electromagnetic fields and cause electromagnetic radiation. As a result, modern technologies are one of the major sources of electromagnetic pollution. Human-made electromagnetic pollution is far greater and powerful than the radiation made from any natural electromagnetic fields source. Electromagnetic pollution is becoming more serious by the day, due to the rapid advancement of electronic technology and especially by the mobile phone base transmitter stations (BTS). As a result, many countries have paid attention to it, and it has been added to the list of public hazards that must be addressed through an effective regulatory framework. In that context, the objective of this paper is to find the cause of electromagnetic pollution in Bangladesh, measuring the impact and providing recommendation for effective regulation to mitigate the pollution.