From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Any ideas on measuring radiation in the home ?
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 21:52:18 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 06:01:54 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that John Michael Williams
wrote (in <firstname.lastname@example.org
ogle.com>) about 'Any ideas on measuring radiation in the home ?', on
Sat, 12 Oct 2002:
>Also, power lines are terminated at both ends and in general
>radiate nothing (unlike an antenna, which is open at at least
>one end). If power lines radiated their fields, they would
>not carry power to the users.
They don't radiate much, in general, because of the very long
wavelengths of 50 and 60 Hz. Very long lines in Canada and Siberia DO
>> The fields from power lines DON'T occur naturally. But people have been
>> living near and under power lines for around 70 years in many countries.
>Yes. I agree with this. Also, I think the argument from
>"evolution" is flawed in other ways: For example, humans
>HAVE evolved in the presence of bacteria. Yet, many common
>bacteria become harmful or deadly anyway. There is no reason
>to assume that having evolved in the presence of something has
>any bearing on whether it might be harmful or not.
Bacteria evolve, swap genes and develop drug-resistance. Surely you are
not claiming similar properties for electromagnetic phenomena?
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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