Jul 27, 2014, 11:31 AM
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Iran to scrutinize jamming signals effects on public health

Tehran, July 27, IRNA - The effects of jamming signals on public health will be reviewed in the Majlis Environment and Sustainable Development Committee, announced the head of the committee Mohammad Reza Tabesh.

Failure to deal with the issue will create problems for predicting some natural disasters like the storm which lashed Tehran on June 2, Tabesh added.

He noted that the issue of satellite jamming signals is presently being investigated by the Cabinet, adding that a committee has been established in Communication and Information Technology Ministry to review the problem, wrote Sunday's edition of the English-language newspaper 'Iran Daily'.

He stressed that outdated equipments and facilities of Iran Meteorological Organization (IMO) is another factor hindering the forecast of some natural disasters. At least four persons were killed and dozens wounded in a dust storm in Tehran.

Winds of up to 130 km/h hit the capital causing damage to property.

According to IMO officials, the electromagnetic signals from various sources cause radio interference with meteorology radar systems of Tehran and some other cities.

Health Minister Seyyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said earlier that people have the right to know about the health effects of jamming signals.

Hashemi also said President Hassan Rouhani has asked officials to clarify whether jamming TV signals pose a health risk.