Tag Archive: electromagnetic radiation

Apr 28 2012

Fifteen years of cell phones, still no uptick in cancer

Sure, this Guardian article doesn’t frame it quite so vehemently, but I think after fifteen years, and the myriad studies done on the matter, the lack of appreciable increase in brain cancer rates should pretty much speak for itself. In the review, “Health Effects from Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields” the advisory group considered hundreds of peer …

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Feb 25 2012

Cell phones annoying, says science

Cellular phone technology has come under scrutiny in recent years — meaning, since it has come into popular use — by technophobes and technostress victims alike. Despite being evidently harmless, innumerable claims of it causing cancer, tinnitus, headaches, and any number of non-specific symptoms have emerged such that many scientific studies have been undertaken to …

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Jan 14 2012

The limits of human perception

Graphical illustration of the wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum that we humans can hear and see, as a cross-section

Via Abstruse Goose (heh, clever name), this image pretty well proves exactly how narrow a range of the EM spectrum we humans can readily detect with our natural senses. There’s a hell of a lot going on in this universe. The even more interesting thing is, I’m fairly certain all of that black area can …

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Dec 14 2011

Meta-analysis: Still no link between cell phones and cancer

Via Skeptic North, good news for the side of science in the ongoing manufactroversy driven by people who are deathly afraid of wireless technology. A new meta-analysis of prior studies shows no link, causal or otherwise, between cellular phone usage and any of the forms of cancer commonly claimed by anti-wifi advocates. I’m sure this …

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