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Re: Cell Phones and Cancer

Dave Garland (
Sun, 24 Dec 2006 00:41:13 -0600

It was a dark and stormy night when T <>

> Power drops at the square of the distance if I'm correct.

For a point source, it does.

For a line source, it drops as the distance. E.g. the emissions from
a power line.

For a plane source, it doesn't drop at all. E.g. a source that fills
your field of vision.

I'd expect a cell phone antenna to approximate a point source when
it's at a foot or so distance. An inch from your head, it probably
drops less rapidly (in the nearby area).


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