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From: "Dirk Bruere"
Subject: Re: Any ideas on measuring radiation in the home ?
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 11:07:58 +0100
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"Mike Poulton" wrote in message
> >> >> A good bit less than you'd get outdoors in a thunderstorm. We
> >> >> *evolved* with exposure to thunderstorms.
> >> >
> >> > But not AC thunderstorms.
> >> Last time I checked, lighting strikes were just about the most
> >> powerful radio transmission devices on the planet. The static field
> >> is DC, but the field produced by a strike definitely is NOT.
> > For a tiny fraction of a second, and then only if one is close.
> > There is no natural source of high intensity chronic AC fields.
> During a typical large lighting storm, strikes occur several times per
> second. This results in a moderate duty cycle -- it's not that low.
> During any given strike, the RF energy produced is tremendous. It is
> enough to drown out a nearby 100kW AM radio station. It may not be
> constant, but for organisms living in thunderstorm-prone areas, there is
> definitely significant cumulative exposure.
So, how does that compare to living near a HV AC powerline?
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