Radiation from mobile phone towers was found to increase oral problems, said a doctor at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital.
"The environment plays an important part in the health and oral health. Even the radiation from the cell phone towers can be a reason for oral problems," said Pratibha Ramani, Professor and Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the hospital.
She was speaking to the media after extraction of 526 teeth from the mouth of a seven-year-old boy in a rare surgery performed at the hospital.
"We found the presence of micronuclei in 10 per cent of the smears taken," Ramani said.
According to Ramani, her team decided to conduct the research after Central government issued guidelines for cell towers recently.