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Old 01-18-2010, 01:07 AM
 
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Yea power lines are so so but TRANSMISSION lines are no joke. I would never buy a house around transmission lines.
That's what I meant by "high powered" electrical lines.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnd4S...PL&index=28lap
laptop rdiation test
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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I don't know about laptops but they are going to start being required to put warning sign/lable on cellphones alerting to the possibility for brain cancer.
Thanks for sharing this. Just linking the story:
Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning - Cancer- msnbc.com
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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That's what I meant by "high powered" electrical lines.
I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm just further clarifying it for people. "High Powered" could mean anything and that's not specific enough.

This is a transmission line fokes. The power can range from 250 -500 kV.

http://sant.theiet.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/electricity-transmission-line.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing this. Just linking the story:
Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning - Cancer- msnbc.com
Thanks for the link. I will error on the side of caution and use earphone or speaker phone. The article presented both sides well.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm just further clarifying it for people. "High Powered" could mean anything and that's not specific enough.

This is a transmission line fokes. The power can range from 250 -500 kV.
Thats what was by my aunts house. What about big city transformers boxes on top of phone poles? What are those called (specific name?)? (I want to look stuff up)
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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Thats what was by my aunts house. What about big city transformers boxes on top of phone poles? What are those called (specific name?)? (I want to look stuff up)
You got it right. It's an electrical transformer.

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing this. Just linking the story:
Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning - Cancer- msnbc.com
"With respect to the matter of health effects associated with wireless base stations and the use of wireless devices, CTIA and the wireless industry have always been guided by science, and the views of impartial health organizations. The peer-reviewed scientific evidence has overwhelmingly indicated that wireless devices do not pose a public health risk," said CTIA's John Walls.

This is so ridiculous, if you go on the website of CTIA and look up the board of directors, each director is a president, or a high level employee for a cell phone company. So of course CTIA would issue statements that "wireless devices do not pose a public health risk."


CTIA - The Wireless Association


And the president of CTIA is nothing more then a X football player. In other words, he has no background in any hard science.

http://www.ctia.org/aboutCTIA/president/
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:58 PM
 
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I've known more thna my share of people who died of cancer from living in a house under high powered electrical lines.
You may know folks that lived near power lines and developed cancer......that does not necessarily equate to the power lines CAUSING cancer...

Its an urban myth....

Myths and Realities: Do Power Lines Cause Cancer? | Clinical Correlations

NEJM -- Power Lines, Cancer, and Fear

http://annhyg.oxfordjournals.org/cgi...t/42/4/227.pdf

NEJM -- Residential Exposure to Magnetic Fields and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children

Health Risks Associated with Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is a very wide term. The radiation from a cell phone is different from EMR from electrical lines, which is different from X-Ray radiation, and so on, but they are all types of electromagnetic radiation. The BioInitiative Report (The BioInitiative Report) was written by 14 doctors and medical professionals, and they state that 1-3 mG (measure of EMR) is potentially carcinogenic to humans. In my personal studies, I have measured radiation to exceed 150 mG, thus 50-100 times more than the recommended amount of radiation. This is only dangerous when the laptop is placed directly on the body, but if you spend any amount of time with the laptop on your lap, then you should look into a device that protects against ELF (extremely low frequency) radiation, which is what electrical devices emit. It is this direct contact with your body that makes it dangerous. As one user mentioned, the effects of power lines is ELF radiation, and a laptop emits a powerful amount of this radiation.

More information about radiation can be found here, in the post titled "Radiation":
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