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Old 01-14-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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What is the situation regarding radiation and laptops (MacBook) and should I worry? Can I get cancer? I am on my laptop 3-4 hrs a day, maybe more (for work).
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:02 AM
 
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Is the electromagnetic radiation from a laptop computer dangerous?
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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If someone said yes, are you going to stop using it for hours a day?

NIOSH: EMF (Electric and Magnetic Fields): Topic Page | CDC NIOSH

Its one of those things that are up for debate. I think of my aunt who lived near towers and had a tumor cut out of her arm. And a state cop that had ball cancer from the speed gun he kept on his lap during work.

I think that EMF ratings should be tagged right on the product. Find the rating of your product and pick based on that. I think Mac makes one that is really low. (i think its called air? Not sure)
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:17 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.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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Her husband never got sick but he did have to take his migrane meds much more living there. It was such a shame too because they were not there when the bought the house. I think thats messed up they can just plop a tower or a road through your house/property..but ugh..thats another thread.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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I think that EMF ratings should be tagged right on the product. Find the rating of your product and pick based on that. I think Mac makes one that is really low. (i think its called air? Not sure)
That would be nice but it's better to buy a EMF detector so you can scan anywhere you live and work.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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What is the situation regarding radiation and laptops (MacBook) and should I worry? Can I get cancer? I am on my laptop 3-4 hrs a day, maybe more (for work).
The problem EMF comes from the WIFI. If you don't use WIFI and you have it turned off you won't have a problem.

If you intend to use WIFI then DON"T place the laptop on your legs to use it, other then that, you should be fine.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:00 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.
Yea power lines are so so but TRANSMISSION lines are no joke. I would never buy a house around transmission lines.


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Old 01-17-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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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.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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