Cellphone masts: health debate continues

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Cellphone masts health battle


Northcliff residents are going to war over the towers littering their view and – they say – their bodies. Is the radiation strong enough to hurt them?
 

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From my research - no conclusive proof

Municipality just approved the erection of a mast against my boundary wall ( 3 meters from my bedroom) even though I objected :(
 

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From my research - no conclusive proof

Municipality just approved the erection of a mast against my boundary wall ( 3 meters from my bedroom) even though I objected :(

Some say that the radiation from these can greatly influence a male erection :D
 

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I'd decided to give this story the benefit of doubt. Untill they got to the bit with the R350 000 steel coated walls...
Someone saw that idiot coming a mile away. The towers give off cancer, but he does not even show any school level knowledge of physics? Really? Faraday cage anyone?
 

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R2000 to put a tower in your garden....... Wtf. That's just crazy. She is in financial ****..
 

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Some say that the radiation from these can greatly influence a male erection :D

Only if you the type who would feel intimidated by the size of the mast outside vs the mast inside. Luckily I don't have that problem. :)
 

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“The specialists assured her that the masts would not be detrimental, which happens to be the stance of the South African department of health as well as the World Health Organisation (WHO). The official stance of the WHO, according to its website, is that “to date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone usage”.

Yup, almost the same as what was said about smoking in the 40's and 50's :whistling:
 

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I will never believe what industry says about these things as well as anything coming out of cellphone funded "medical" reports.
I believe that these things are dangerous. Do I have proof? Of course not.
Do I stop using a cellphone? Of course not.
But I still believe that living next to a tower transmitting these signals cannot be harmless.
 

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Yup, almost the same as what was said about smoking in the 40's and 50's :whistling:

Sure, but I'd like to think that our scientists and global health organisations learnt a thing or two from the smoking stuff-up. If anything we'd be more careful, especially with things like radiation which we already know can be detrimental at high enough power.

(By "detrimental" I don't mean cancer. From what I've read there's still nothing to suggest that non-ionising radiation can directly cause cancer.)
 

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The other day I tested a 38 giga hertz radio. As soon as it switch on next to me, I felt a bit hotter, knowing that the full blast is going thru me.

After a while , while programing it, I realize the transmitter it not switch on yet, but I felt the radiation.

I switch it on and relax.

Its all in the mind.
 

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The other day I tested a 38 giga hertz radio. As soon as it switch on next to me, I felt a bit hotter, knowing that the full blast is going thru me.

After a while , while programing it, I realize the transmitter it not switch on yet, but I felt the radiation.

I switch it on and relax.

Its all in the mind.

Maybe that was :)

Yup, almost the same as what was said about smoking in the 40's and 50's :whistling:

But agree with this.
 

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This boils down to physics, and the laws of physics are pretty clear: you are exposed to more radiation from your cellphone than you are from a cellphone tower.
 

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At least we know where Debbie is. Still stoking Tracy's fire...
 

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This boils down to physics, and the laws of physics are pretty clear: you are exposed to more radiation from your cellphone than you are from a cellphone tower.

Please don't confuse the issue with science.
 

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Microwaves, like, give me negative energy, dude. I only use organic data and voice. If you need to get your message over the waves, give this a shot ImageUploadedByMyBroadband Tapatalk1375013071.347281.jpg
 

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This boils down to physics, and the laws of physics are pretty clear: you are exposed to more radiation from your cellphone than you are from a cellphone tower.

Probably true if the signal is weak and the phone increases output. But what if you are near the tower?
 

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Do the people who complain own cellphones? I can only presume not...
 
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