The Iranian Health Ministry has announced it is setting up a committee to monitor the effects of satellite waves on human health.
Hamid Hosseiny, the head of the ministry, told ISNA on Tuesday that Health Minister Marzieh Dastjerdi had issued an order to establish a committee to research and examine the impact of satellite waves on human health, and it was already being acted upon.
Earlier, Health Minister Dastjerdi had said that available research shows no evidence that waves used for jamming satellite signals have any effect on human health.
However, the head of Sarem Cell Research announced last month that a rise in miscarriages and pregnancies outside the womb may be connected to the rise in satellite jamming and electromagnetic waves.
The health ministry has so far rejected the statements, saying they are not backed by adequate research findings.
Iranian authorities often jam the satellite broadcasts of programs from abroad, referring to Persian programs aired by foreign networks as a tool used in a soft war waged by enemies of the Islamic Republic.