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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Electromagnetic Radiation and the Human Body

"Electromagnetic Radiation and the Human Body" by Vexen Crabtree (2009)

And the contents:

  1. Human Technology Versus Human Nature
    1. Introduction
    2. The Popcorn Hoax and Other Products: Profiting From Scares
  2. The Physical Basis of Bodily Damage
    1. Introduction to Electromagnetic Radiation and Photons
    2. Ionizing Radiation: Gamma Radiation, X-rays and Ultraviolet Light
    3. How Radiation Causes Cancer
    4. Heating Effects: Microwaves
  3. Radiation from Mobile Phones, Power Lines and Phone Masts Have No Effect on Our Bodies
    1. Studies Into Electromagnetic Radiation and Health
    2. Radio Waves Cannot Cause Cancer

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My old maths teacher used to be magnetic, he'd stop watches! He must be banned by the EU ;p

I'm not sure if it's the same thing but I get migraines if I get too close to masts and pylons for too long (I think it's no co-incidence most of my worst ones have been whilst in a city) I'm not sure if it's waves or if it's the high pitched noises that you can't hear but still register in the ears. It's not nice whatever it is!

It is definately not the waves.

Dude, just sent you a message to your LJ inbox. Could you check it and let me know? Thanks man! x

No problem Aaron, I will action it shortly. It can take take a while for search engines to notice the change, there's no way to speed that up. Well good luck with things anyway mate, I'll update LJ when I'm back in London at any point.

Error in calculation

I noticed that the reference that you quote in the Skeptical Inquirer has an error in it: Microwave ovens typically operate at 2.45 GHz, which is 2.45*10^9 cycles/sec. The article incorrectly states that microwave ovens operate at 2.45*10^12 cycles/sec. While this does not substantially change the intent of the author (that the energy of a microwave oven photon is way less than that of higher frequency photons, and therefore are unlikely to cause DNA damage), I thought you should know that the author is off by a factor of 1000!.

Re: Error in calculation

Well thank you very much. Embarrasingly I noticed the same discrepency but I doubted my doubt and didn't look into it! Thanks a lot, anonymous friend.


" The frequencies used by mobile phones are one million times too short to have enough energy to cause ionization"

You mean the frequency is too LOW. Frequency is measured in cycles (Hz), wavelengths are short or long.



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