Ramdev’s Tulasi antidote for radiation draws flak

Ramdev’s Tulasi antidote for radiation draws flak

Mangaluru: Prof Narendra Nayak, president of Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations, criticised Yoga guru Baba Ramdev for fooling people with claims that Tulasi leaves can protect the body against harmful radiations emitted by cellphones.

Prof Nayak said, “Cell phones generally work in the range of 450 to 3800 Mhz and these radiations are called non-ionising radiations and do not cause any harm. This has been proved by many studies. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission, in the US, has enforced false advertising claims against companies that sell such shields claiming to protect the owner from harmful radiations.”

During the yoga demonstration on Saturday, Baba Ramdev reportedly claimed that speaking on the mobile phone with Tulasi leaves in the backcover of the mobile phone will prevent effecting the body from the radiation. He reportedly demonstrated the technique before the audience.