[clug] Microwave/Wireless

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Thu Feb 3 01:22:17 GMT 2005

 Bob Edwards wrote:

> I'd be more worried about standing in the sun on a summer day for 15 minutes
> than being near an 802.11 wireless device for several years.

> The amount of energy that a microwave is allowed to "leak" before it is considered
> to be faulty is significantly more than the amount of energy that a
> (non-modified :-) 802.11 wireless device can emit.

My personal rule of thumb for such exposure is that if the data is so inconclusive
that it's hard to even mutter a "maybe" (for example, powerline radiation), I won't
worry as the act of stressing about it is more likely to have health consequences.

All the same, you won't see me rushing to live in a house under high tension
powerlines when I can live in a house that *isn't* under high tension powerlines.


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