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  1. labrat4sar's Avatar

    Reed, just to clarify about cell phones and radio frequency emissions (and a bit more editorializing):

    The older (and some of the new, but less powerful) models operate in the lower frequency ranges. However, many of the newer (mostly smartphones - all BBs) transmit at ranges up to 1900 mHz / 2 GHz. This is most definitely in the microwave range. And, yes, heating of tissues is an important issue. However, there are also reputable studies that show other health risks such as disruption of blood/brain barrier, damage to auditory nerves and reproductive organs.

    These devices were never meant to be held against the head or carried in a pocket. They were originally marketed as PDA's - never to be held closer than a few inches from the body (this is why the FCC still allows testing while held away from the body). The wireless industry and the FCC are playing fast and loose with human health in the spirit of providing us with the best that technology has to offer and to feed our ever growing demand for faster, more powerful devices that have become appendages of our bodies. Oh, yeah, and to feed their growing appetite for billions of $$ in profit each year.
    02-07-10 01:11 PM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    ... My 18 year old daughter and her friends receive thousands of texts each month with their cells in their jeans' pockets. They think I'm crazy when I tell them there's a safety warning to not carry a cell phone in the pocket. ....
    Humm.... I can appreciate your concern. I pack my Bluetooth microwave generator over my heart and across the brain stem with a S9 headset but they are both packing a lot of years of wear and tear.

    When growing children are concerned and developing ovaries are at stake, we should be taking a serious look at this issue.


    Mobile phone radiation and health - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    02-07-10 02:00 PM
  3. sdmcwilliams's Avatar
    I already have 3 kids and don't want more so I guess I am fine with keeping mine in my pocket.
    02-07-10 02:18 PM
  4. Davec1234's Avatar
    Paging Al Gore paging Al Gore!
    And the rest of the barking moonbats.

    Been using a cell since 1992.

    We're all gonna die, enjoy life!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-07-10 02:47 PM
  5. Branta's Avatar
    Humm.... I can appreciate your concern.
    Reed, there would be some reason for concern if there was the slightest indication he understood what he is spouting, or the inaccuracies in his information. I get the impression he is building up to promote some fake RF reduction product like the useless mesh screens which were such a widespread scam a few years ago.
    02-07-10 03:27 PM
  6. Radius's Avatar
    In other more concerning news, Los Alamos Labs released a study showing that one out of every six times you enter one of the new airport scanners, a small amount of genetic damage is caused.

    Those odds scare me a lot more than my phone.

    Also I saw Bluetooth mentioned. What is the frequency range of that? Why is no one concerned about it?

    [edit]

    Bluetooth is 2.4Ghz, way worse than a cell phone. So I guess the best solution for the paranoid is exactly what I am doing, wired headset and a belt clip that keeps the phone over 1cm from my body.

    I'm gonna live forever suckers!
    Last edited by Radius; 02-07-10 at 03:52 PM.
    02-07-10 03:49 PM
  7. Radius's Avatar
    ok so we know that the radiation is 'stronger' when in a phone call so always use a bluetooth headset.

    yeah, use a holster. I'm using a plastic holster that came with my otterbox.

    Here's something to think about... Why is the holster made of thick LEATHER? is the leather providing the radiation barrier? should they make holsters where the back part has a wire mesh like a Faraday cage to block radiation? That being said, should we line our holsters [just the back not the front]with tinfoil?
    As I posted above you, bluetooth uses an even stronger frequency than the phone, and therefore doses you up with more radiation.

    Leather does not impede the microwaves at all.

    Building a Faraday cage is a nice idea, except it will completely cut off all contact between the phone and the cell towers.

    If you don't want the radiation, then don't use a cell phone.
    02-16-10 04:05 PM
  8. Radius's Avatar
    The faraday cage is only partial to cover the BACK of the phone when on your belt.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Ok, so you lessen the effects. A partial Faraday cage as you suggest will not provide complete protection and the radiation will still affect whomever is carrying it.

    Again, who cares? I really cannot for the life of me fathom why anyone worries about this.

    In fact, we have an engineer at work who's sole purpose is to implement wireless technologies. I will ask him tomorrow about all this and see what he says.
    02-16-10 08:54 PM
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