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The mobile phone in your pocket produces non-ionizing radiation. Sounds scary, doesn't it? Let's learn what "radiation" and "non-ionizing" actually mean before we jump off the boat.
A very interesting, demystifying and informative read!

http://www.antenna-theory.com/tutori.../cellphone.php
 
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Finally, someone who's actually educated studies the effects of cell phone radiation.
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I don't know why medical doctors are conducting research on phone radiation when physicists could just explain it to them....
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Thanks for the read.
 
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The author is full of math, but lacks practical application of cell radiation & harm.

Nobody cares how much radiation your SKIN absorbs... when u hold a cell phone, that field of radiation generated is large enough to effect our brains (when held to ur head)

The sun radiation doesn't penetrate our skulls, is not near-field radiation, & is moot to the topic.
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Cell phone radiation is Non-ionizing radiation!!!

If electromagnetic radiation causes cancer than we should live in deep dark cave with no light (electromagnetic radiation)
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I don't know why medical doctors are conducting research on phone radiation when physicists could just explain it to them....
It probably comes down to how one approaches the problem. A physicist likely looks at the radiation and its properties. A medical doctor likely looks at a cell and see if any cellular/biological changes occur.

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Cell phone radiation is Non-ionizing radiation!!!

If electromagnetic radiation causes cancer than we should live in deep dark cave with no light (electromagnetic radiation)
Microwaves are non-ionizing radiation too. Gamma, beta, and ultraviolet rays are electromagnetic radiation known to cause cancer and/or kill.

On another note, cell phones likely do not do any damage since its power is relatively weak. People get more radiation getting a CAT scan, MRI, or X-ray. (Also maybe if you are a technician at a place with lots of electromagnetic radiation.) People just get worried about the long-term exposure (although there are no links to cell phones and ill health effects yet, if ever).
Edited by Riou - 8/4/11 at 10:09am
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The author is full of math, but lacks practical application of cell radiation & harm.

Nobody cares how much radiation your SKIN absorbs... when u hold a cell phone, that field of radiation generated is large enough to effect our brains (when held to ur head)

The sun radiation doesn't penetrate our skulls, is not near-field radiation, & is moot to the topic.
"field of radiation".... what wavelength and power? If the radiation cannot penetrate your your skin, your statement of "large enough to effect our brains" is false.

What does "near-field" have to do with anything? The only thing that matters is wavelength and power when it hits the body.


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It probably comes down to how one approaches the problem. A physicist likely looks at the radiation and its properties. A medical doctor likely looks at a cell and see if any cellular/biological changes occur.
True, but shouldn't medical doctors understand the thing they are studying before running an experiment? Radiation has a lot of research behind it.


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Microwaves are non-ionizing radiation too.
In the 500-1500w range....
Edited by DuckieHo - 8/4/11 at 10:20am
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Microwaves don't cause cancer if they did then no one would be using wifi, or OTA tv broadcasts
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UV, Gamma, and beta radiation are ionizing.
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