Oh my gosh! What a flurry of comments after my last post. Some clearly medically-trained people took me to task for suggesting that there MAY be a link between EMR and cancer.
Then quite by chance, I opened my new issue (October 2010) of the Scientific American magazine, and read on page 77 an article entitled “Can you hear me now? Physics shows that cell phones cannot cause cancer”.
So I thought “hey that’s nice to know, you have to believe Scientific American, so I won’t worry about that any more”….
Ah, but wait , there’s more!
At the end of the printed article it says “Comment on this article: www.scientificamerican.com/oct2010”
So, curious about what comments might have been made, I went and had a look.
Please, please, if you are interested in this subject, go visit http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-you-hear-me-now, and scroll down to read the reader comments.
The article is torn apart, the author is rubbished. Scientific American is lambasted for not vetting the stuff it publishes.
So again in my mind, the jury is still out. Science (and medecine) give just a snapshot of what we know right now. There is still so much we don’t know.
But to revert to the original theme, fibre optics data networks radiate nothing except from the tiny extremity of the fibre! And this is contained entirely within the network.
Even if you were silly enough to unplug a fibre cable and point it at your eye, it would not do damage.
International standards limit power levels in consumer FTTH applications to well below the threshold of human physical damage.
But I wouldn’t recommend that you give it a try… because we really aren’t sure, are we?