From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Any ideas on measuring radiation in the home ?
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 18:11:19 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 20:11:06 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Dirk Bruere
wrote (in ) about 'Any ideas on
measuring radiation in the home ?', on Wed, 9 Oct 2002:
>How about other urban scare stories, like holding a uwave emitter to your
>head for a couple of hours a day for years might have adverse effects?
See my post of yesterday:
A document has been circulated within the standards community by someone
at EIA/TIA on the above subject, summarizing a recently issued Report. I
don't think this is in the actual public domain, so I am just forwarding
a brief extract here.
The Swedish Radiation Protection Authority has engaged two
internationally well-known epidemiologists to review published studies
on the relationship between the use of cellular telephones and cancer
risk. They are Dr. John D. Boice, Jr. and Dr. Joseph K. McLaughlin from
the International Epidemiology Institute, USA.
In their review, no consistent evidence was observed for increased risk
of brain cancer, meningioma, acoustic neurinoma, ocular melanoma, or
salivary gland cancer, examined over a wide range of exposure measures,
including type of phone, duration of use, frequency of use, total
cumulative hours of use, tumor location and laterality (concurrence of
tumor location with hand normally used during phone conversations).
In any case, total absence of logic is characteristic of these Luddite
campaigns. People here object violently to base-station antennas while
continuing to use their cell-phones. They don't realise that the field
from the cell-phone is typically a thousand times higher than that at
any publicly-accessible point near the base station antenna.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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