health safety risks using cellular

  • 18 May 2021
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I am a consumer of cellular wireless but I am not an engineer or a regulatory quality expert, so my question is what are the health and safety risks to using cellular wireless? I recently found information online that explains in a graph format that cellular networks, wifi, microwave ovens are approximately 3 GHz in frequency and or wavelength of 10cm. Is this bad to the human body? I usually don't keep my cell phone on all day and only use it when needed. 

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I don’t know if anyone here will be able to give you an educated response on this, but from online research I have done, I am not too worried about this. It would probably be best to do your own research from reputable websites. :nerd:

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Ditto, anything else, it’s a personal decision, imo.

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I can give you a reasonably accurate answer.

The FIRST thing that you must understand, is that the strength of ANY electromagnetic field falls off in proportion to the SQUARE of the distance from the emitter.

Applying this to your question, I cannot say definitively one way or the other, if the low power emitted by a cellphone causes brain cancer, but the risk is completely eliminated by using a Bluetooth device or a wired headset.

You don't see Police holding their walkie-talkie next to their ear anymore, the radio is on their belt, and the microphone is clipped to their shoulder.  At first, one would think this is to keep their hands free, until you realize that you have to squeeze the microphone in order to talk.

This is being written by an Engineer who has been a Ham for 60 years, and had surgery for an Acoustic Neuroma on my RIGHT side!  I blame VHF walkie talkies!  Once burned, twice smart!