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post #11 of 41
Ok, here is the answer i give all the time.

Standing outside, you get more radiation from the sun then your computer for your whole life.
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post #12 of 41
Hah my mother would always complain that I was killing myself from deadly radiation and what not coming from my computer... She also thought the electrical wires in the house are slowly leaking electricity into my bloodstream but that's another story. On a humorous note, she stopped whining when my case lighting gave my legs a slight tan - she was always bugging me to go out and get some sun

Seriously though, I've prolly caused more harm to myself drinking that root beer last night than an entire lifetime of sitting at my computer.

Oh... also if you have a LCD/Plasma screen that almost entirely removes any little radiation that may be associated with computers.
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post #13 of 41
The amount of electromagnetic radiation that a computer emits is trivial compared to a cell phone or wireless device. Studies on the effects of EM radiation from consumer electronics such as cell phones has been steadily accumulating, almost uniformly finding no significant adverse reactions.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by the bartender paradox View Post
the amount of electromagnetic radiation that a computer emits is trivial compared to a cell phone or wireless device. Studies on the effects of em radiation from consumer electronics such as cell phones has been steadily accumulating, almost uniformly finding no significant adverse reactions.
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ok, here is the answer i give all the time.

Standing outside, you get more radiation from the sun then your computer for your whole life.
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post #15 of 41
PC's give off electromagnetic radiation. If your computer case is a metal like aluminum, it blocks the radiation. If it has a window, the thin plastic also blocks some of the radiation but not all. The amount of radiation that isn't blocked isn't worth talking about. It is not harmful in small doses. It would normally only cause damage in very high doses over a long period of time to the outer layer of your skin (which you cannot get high doses from sitting next to a computer). CRT monitors and tube televisions emit xrays which are shielded and also cause no harm.

If that is the only reason they don't want the computer on, it is a bad one.
Edited by grayskunk - 4/16/09 at 11:56pm
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post #16 of 41
the only harm you will get from your pc, is the gallon of energy drinks you will drink at a lan party (i speak from experience, dry heaves, liquid coming out of every hole..... i take it ez now, 1 or 2 BFC's will do )
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post #17 of 41
The only way you'll get any signifigant radiation is if your computer is powered by nuclear power
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Eh. just put on some sun screen !
    
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post #19 of 41
The amount of most anything put off by your PC is trivial in comparison to other things like wireless devices, the sun, etc. The sun gives off more than your PC does and it ridiculously far away. Unless you plan to wear your PC as a skin suit for a few years, I wouldnt really worry about it.
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post #20 of 41
Your mom means electromagnetic fields? On that she is correct. The monitor is the main culprit.

Yes vs other personal electronic devices PC's are not the worst. That said it does mean running when not in use is a great idea?

I went to ask my mom what she thought, but she is dead so did not get an answer. Listen to your mom. Conserving electricity has benefits.
    
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