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Its not short term exposure, its long term exposure like 30 years+, and the field isn't powerful enough to erase the hard drive next to it, it is however strong enough that it can cause long term damge. Did any of you even read that article I linked?
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yeh it was about rat dna being damaged by iron defencies and chemical reactions
    
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Actually this is what it was about Exposure To Low-level Magnetic Fields Causes DNA Damage In Rat Brain Cells
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The whole research was about a 60hertz magnetic field...if we talk about a pc..how much would that really emit? Think anyone can answer this? Probably not?
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WELL.. I am getting an LCD soon.. I hate my crt.. And even more reason for my parents to replace it for christmas! LOL
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Well according to this graph by the Minnesota dept of health a pc gives off between 50-90hz of a magnetic field http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/e...emf/index.html

Its an interesting subject anyways, of course immediate exposure to magnetic fields isn't the problem, its the the long term affects they are worried about, course we will never know since home pc's haven't been around for 30+ years. Food for thought.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BenHagerty
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Or cell phones that alter the density of brain matter which promotes premature senility!
    
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Quote:
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Well according to this graph by the Minnesota dept of health a pc gives off between 50-90hz of a magnetic field http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/e...emf/index.html

Its an interesting subject anyways, of course immediate exposure to magnetic fields isn't the problem, its the the long term affects they are worried about, course we will never know since home pc's haven't been around for 30+ years. Food for thought.
I've heard similar rhetoric against microwave oven use; microwaves use a magnetron to 'spin' EM radiation from a wall socket and agitate assymetrical particles. Yet there are so many other dangers in a kitchen - toxic fumes, open flame, sharp instruments, bacteria colonies breeding - that the danger from microwaves (if we put aside the uncertainty of there actually being a danger) is negligible.

I would be more concerned with getting a tetanus shot for that cut I got from modding, or the fumes arising from a fried power supply. Or the computer falling on your head as you slept, because your cat pulled on the power cord. Or any of a thousand unseen and unknown hazards waiting for just the right moment...

...Or you could accept that life is finite, and get on with it.
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post #29 of 29
actuallly microwaves themselves dont hurt you its the meat products or anything with fat that you cook in them that screws you up, because of the way it cooks theres allways particles getting superheated to extreme temps and these then become carsinegenic (spelling)

the computer thing well sure if your around your computer for 12hrs a day and doing that 6days a week sure it may be bad but prob not as bad as not getting any excersice or the other related health effects

what about the teflon thats on everyones cooking pots and pans nowadays - think thats healthy ...
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