TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Do Allow Under-9s to Use a Mobile

Re: Do Allow Under-9s to Use a Mobile

Rich Greenberg (
Fri, 28 Jan 2005 21:15:59 +0000 (UTC)

In article <>, TELECOM Digest Editor
noted in reponse to Linc Madison <>:

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But I don't think you can absolutely
> say radio frequency radiation is totally without harm to
> people. Consider for example the very cruel thing that some people
> (mostly children) do of putting small animals in microwave ovens and
> then turning on the unit. And why is it that microwave ovens have very
> well-shielded doors on them and the oven will not work if the door is
> open. I understand that radiation at microwave levels is different
> than radiation from a cell phone, but is there no comparison at all?

Apples vs oranges here Pat. Several hundred watts of RF in a resonant
cavity will produce considerable heating in anything that has a
significant percentage of water in it.

A fraction of a watt in free (more or less) space will not heat
anything enough to measure the temprature difference.

Rich Greenberg Marietta, GA, USA richgr atsign + 1 770 321 6507
Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM'er since CP-67
Canines:Val, Red & Shasta (RIP),Red, husky Owner:Chinook-L
Atlanta Siberian Husky Rescue. Asst Owner:Sibernet-L

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