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

Daniel W. Johnson (
28 Jan 2005 20:20:04 -0800

> [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?
> PAT]

I have an apartment on the second floor of the building. It has a
balcony. The balcony has a railing around it. In front of the
building, the sidewalk is above the level of the parking lot, by about
an inch. There is no railing between the sidewalk and the parking lot.

If someone used the presence of a railing around a second-floor balcony
(and reports of people dropping children and pets from such balconies)
to argue for a railing around the sidewalk, how would you respond?
Well, to be fair, the railing around a tenth-floor (not second-floor)
balcony would be a closer fit for your argument. There's your

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