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Who's afraid of RF radiation?

Authored on: Nov 1, 2011 by Hubregt J. Visser

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A large group of people perceive risks of RF exposure as likely and even possible severe. It is explained that RF radiation cannot be directly carcinogenic. RF heating is well controlled by (inter)national power restrictions and exposure limit recommendations. Long-term effects are not fully known and research concerning possible effects is ongoing. Awaiting these results, we propose to use the ALATA principle concerning transmit powers. For wireless energy transport we furthermore propose to place RF base station and wireless sensor nodes on the ceiling and direct the radiation over the ceiling. The benefit is two-fold: humans are not subject to electromagnetic radiation and energy transport is not blocked by humans.

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iniewski Posted Nov 14, 2011

Hubregt, interesting and so much needed clarification on this important topic with so much confusion among public in general...would you be interested in expanding it to a book chapter to the medical electronics book I am editing? kris.iniewski@gmail.com

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Hubregt Visser Posted Nov 17, 2011

Hi Kris, Sure. Contact me at hubregt@live.nl Regards, Hubregt

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Streetrodder Posted Jul 12, 2012

Kris; Would there be any interest in post-deployment issues in the hospitals? Regards, Paul Sherman

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iniewski Posted Jul 12, 2012

Paul, it might be relevant...pls contact me at kris.iniewski@gmail.com, Kris

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mayur.sarode Posted Dec 23, 2011

A detailed technically accurate article Thanks Huib Mayur

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agk Posted Dec 23, 2011

An usefull information that the human body absorbs about five time more of the signals from FM radio and television broadcasting stations than it does from a GSM base station. Broadcast stations have been in use for over 50 years now. Up to date no adverse health effects originating from these broadcasting stations have been established. I feel that receiving RF radiation at minimum levels energises the human body especially when we are at sleep or resting or during relaxing times.

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weflynnJr Posted Mar 30, 2012

You're kidding, right? That's what they said about radiation, x-rays, and ultrasound. All have been proven harmful. Next will be MRI... I have a highly degreed collegue working at a major electrical utility, and he says the studies show conclusively all this stuff is harmful. Go check cancer rates in and around towers, power plants, etc. Then compare and contrast with cancer rates where there are no towers and plants. Scary stuff.

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przemek0 Posted Jul 11, 2012

Yes, exactly: let's check cancer rates around towers and power plants. There have been multiple studies and meta-studies, and they showed no effect that can be connected to the EM radiation, for frequencies from 50Hz up to GSM/microwave. The confusing part is that there are cancer correlations, but they keep pointing towards other effects, like socioeconomics of people living in the industrial areas with lots of power wires, environmental pollution in such areas, etc.

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