Cellphone Radiation - Care Factor?
These all make our lives easier, but our lives aren't any easier if we have no energy all the time and can't physically be our best. In any populated area in the US, you now almost always are in the presence of wireless internet being shot through air, or have a cellphone on you, or around a cell phone tower. These things work because they can go through anything, meaning our bodies as well. Anyone out there adamant about this and actually moved to rural setting to get rid of this exposure?
This may surprise you, but rural areas have cell phones, can receive satellite TV, have the ability to receive over the air TV, AM and FM radio, GPS signals, a variety of hand held wireless devices like "walkie talkies," WI-FI, electricity, running water and some of us in rural areas even wear shoes.
Not to mention rural areas are bombarded with all the radio waves coming from our solar system and deep space.
I just looked at your blog and I have another surprise for you; Radio Frequency radiation is not the same thing as ionizing radiation and anecdotal evidence is not data.
Absolutely not. Radio waves are HILARIOUSLY low on the electromagnetic spectrum and as such are not in any way ionizing. They simply do NOT have the energy it takes to knock an electron away from an atom. They can't do it. Never will. Sorry, even if you sleep with your cell phone under your pillow for 13 years straight it will never cause a single electron in your fragile little body to go astray. Nope. Not a single one. Well, unless you hooked it up to a gnarly power source and somehow managed to turn your iPhone into an x-ray source (if you can do this you deserve a very high paying job somewhere very secret). You have more to fear from your phone's paint job and plastic than from the wireless signal.
You have much (READ: MUCH) more to fear from a red light bulb than you do from your cell phone. Hell, if you're afraid of your TV's rabbit ears then forget about the sun, you may as well just take your cyanide pill rather than bask in the warm glow of that particular radiation clusterfuck.
electromagnetic radiation is real, don't let any one fool you, and yes, your phone and wi-fi adapter do actually release radiation.
However, as it was mentioned before, you risk more molecular radiation damage going out for 10(!!!!) minutes on a warm sunny day than you risk sleeping with your phone for a year.
Why, you ask?
Have you ever been sun burnt?
That red, painful, dull ache caused by the red surfaces on the burnt skin
And severe ones from that
Yes, "Radiation burn"
See, if for example someone would place a block of enriched Uranium on your exposed skin(and suppose you wouldn't get radiation sickness or cancer), your skin would be as cooked as it is from a sun burn.
There would be no discernible difference, because there is none;
Both are radiation burns caused by ionizing radiation.
Why else do you think tan people have the highest occurrences of skin cancer?
Cuz it's fun?
It's because they were exposed to literal, honest to god, mutagenic radiation.
Also, do keep in mind there actually ARE people who are allergic to EM waves, but there's like...
100 recorded cases of it, so it's incredibly fucking rare.
After seeing this thread bumped I'd like to add a few extra thoughts, and I sincerely hope the original poster sees this.
It sounds as though you may be one of those people who claim that they experience things such as headaches and general malaise when around wireless devices/towers. I believe you, 100%, when you make this claim. I have no reason to doubt you. If you say you feel shitty around wireless towers, then you feel shitty around wireless towers. End of that debate.
However, let us look at this from another perspective - mine. I actually feel wonderful around these same monuments of technology. This isn't hyperbole for the sake of an argument. I really do get this affect. I feel safe, healthy and at ease. I could hypothesize that the towers are giving off radiation that is helping me in some way. Perhaps killing off some pathogens in my body, or sniping tiny cancerous growths, or directly nailing the pleasure centers of my brain. So I sit down and check out what science has been done. Clinical studies show no changes, positive or negative. Epidemiological studies are....almost always useless. Paper napkin physics/biology DEFINITELY disagree with my hypothesis.
What do I think is going on here? I find communication comforting. I work in IT and am in school for software engineering. These monuments of information exchange represent everything I think is right in our world. Seeing a cell phone tower reminds me that I have, in my pocket, a device that will let me contact anyone in the world, almost instantly, while allowing to search through the decentralized repository of almost all accumulated human knowledge (the Internet). World War III could break out that very moment and I could call my brother in San Francisco. I find that comforting.
Many people, however, find our modern bombardment of communication and information troubling. They feel oppressed, possibly out of place. To many these same towers may be symbols, reminders, of how out of control our world seems to have gotten. This would certainly make me feel shitty, even if the damned thing was off.
I'm sorry, I wish I had more time to flesh out the end of this thought but I have to get on the road (what was that about modern life being horrible?). Perhaps I will return to this thought this evening.
Yes, and there *is* science behind that despite the wide-spread talk on supposed neutrality of low-level EMF.
I advise everyone at least to have a look at http://www.bioinitiative.org/ website and their collection of research on how low-level EMFs impact living organisms. The mere summary of the research from 1990-2012 numbers over 500 pages. Reported effects are too numerous to describe them here in concise way.
Go to http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/ and open the " SUMMARY FOR THE PUBLIC AND CONCLUSIONS" section. Table 1-2 alone makes one's hair stand up...
I'd be against ionizing radiation and high powered microwaves. :) Not something your cell phone, tower, or wifi would put out. If you have an older microwave, check its seals, or replace it. If you live on radon emitting land, move.
It's also probably not a great idea to use your cellphone without a headset/earphones, but it won't cause much damage.
Below comes a lengthy comment to Nvor's answer here.
@Nvor : While i disagree with your main point here - that there's no iffluence of RF EM radiation on living organisms proven - i somewhat like your answer. Most people wouldn't even consider the possibility of psychological factors making them feel this or that way about subjects of controversy. To allow such possibility means, i think, to admit in a way the potential existence of a bias in oneself. My personal feelings about ubiquitous wireless communication systems & devices are very much like you summarized in the paragraph before last. The view of BSTs does make me feel oppressed. It's not about getting paranoid about invigilation, social control etc. (though these are considerations to some extent). It's more like a feeling of inability to escape the ever densifying web that has already covered the whole planet anyway. This is especially "painful" for me when i'm in mountains, for instance, and still see those (ugly!) towers and people happily illuminating their faces with smartphones mostly without a good reason to do that. Plus there's this awareness of something "being in the air", making the environment tainted in some subtle way and not allowing me to fully connect with nature. Such are my internal reactions - and i too work in IT, as a freelance programmer and software engineer, go figure...
While those inclinations are somewhat irrational right now, i'm convinced there's some validity to them at some level, perhaps beyond science at its current stage. Thing is, our bodies work in much more subtle ways than presently acknowledged within the mainstream. For instance biophysicist Fritz A. Popp concludes that DNA is essentally an electromagnetically resonant structure that uses photons to transmit information. He detailed it in a book - "The Biology of Light". There seems to exist the whole new field of science that could be called "boinformatics" (weren't the name already in use) which tells us how biological systems utilize electricity and EMF for communication (recent example). What if external, relatively strong fields, like those produced by our devices, can disrupt this subtle communication? Can this account for my feeling of "broken harmony"?
Then there's variety of more conventional research papers that actually show how low level RF EMFs can alter processes in living organisms, as listed on (largely ignored) BioInitiative website. I think this collection of research, together with the work of people like Popp, validates my a'priori mindset to an extent.
(Sorry for imperfect English)