There is no conclusive evidence at present indicating that exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from cellular phones poses a definite risk to human health.

This finding is based on scientific studies which have already been published.

This was pointed out by Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, executive director of the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) during the National Academy of Science and Technology’s (NAST) 36th Annual Scientific Meeting held last July 10, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

The Department of Science and Technology’s programs for a stronger Philippine metals industry and for safer transportation will be highlighted in the upcoming National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) slated on July 24-28, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

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The Mobile Planetarium - PAGASA’s (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration) portable, inflatable planetarium – was one of the biggest hits during the recently concluded National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Inside the Mobile Planetarium, viewers were able to appreciate the grandeur of planets and stars in a very compact stage – truly a unique and stellar experience for everyone and a rewarding treat to would-be astronomers and ordinary stargazers. The attraction drew the attention of students and small kids in particular. Organized annually by DOST, the NSTW ran from July 24-28, 2014 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex. (S&T Media Service)

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A student enjoys the experience as her hair stands on end upon trying the Van de Graaff Generator exhibited during the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the SMX Convention Center on July 24-28, 2014. The Van de Graaff Generator, a useful tool in physics research, is just one of the various technologies exhibited during the NSTW to demonstrate science concepts to the general public in an interesting and interactive manner. Organized by the Department of Science and Technology, NSTW is an annual celebration that showcases locally developed technologies, inventions, and innovations (S&T Media Service).

Adelina Sevilla Alvarez, lead convenor of the Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines (DRRNetPhils) advised that post-Yolanda efforts should include simple preparations for a disaster as a family and as an individual.

“Let’s start with the simple planning for the family, talk about disaster prevention before it can possibly happen, and then maybe widen it, what do we do as part of the community or as part of the barangay,” she said.