electromagnetic pollution caused by tablets

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  1. zanchin

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    Has any of you ever thought about the effects of the electromagnetic pollution of tablets/notebooks?
    Are there any?
    I would like to know if you made any experiences in this area.
     
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    Never really thought about it. There has to be a measurable amount of radiation emitted by my tablet because of the Wifi and bluetooth (not to mention the radiation that is put out because I hit the 'On' switch), however it does not interfere with any of my other gadgets so it never really bothered me.
     
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    Aside from the standard emission that laptops make?

    The only extra emissions will be the active digitizer. Short range and poor ability to penetrate material suggests it's a very weak emission.

    As for notebooks, like Tabbed said it'll mainly be Wifi and BT, and I'm fairly sure those have never proven to be anything but harmless.

    It really shouldn't be something to worry about health-wise, not compared to something like mobile phones.

    I'd like to point out I'm a skeptic about these things though. I generally think that claims about electromagnetic emissions from small devices like this are usually hype over nothing.
     
  4. schmolch

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    Its easy to worry about things you don't understand.

    Maybe somebody could use "electromagnetic pollution" and "radiation" in the same sentence.
     
  5. TabbedOut

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    You're on

    Unlike other penetrating forms of RADIATION the "ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION" from laptops has never been shown to have adverse effects on health in any peer reviewed journal.

    How's that?
     
  6. Art

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    Technically they're the same thing. Just like ordinary light is radiation. It's radiated from a source, so it's radiation.

    Radiation got a bad name when nuclear weapons were invented. Like you said, it's easy to be scared of something you don't understand properly.
     
  7. schmolch

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    You get extra points for "penetrating" :)
    Very creative!
     
  8. Frank

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    Mhh, the third eye on the back of my head is quite handy, people just look odd when I say that I can see what they make behind me and show them my little secret.

    The most dangerous EM radiation is, maybe, WLAN, then BT, then the whole electric, CPU, PSU, ..., then the digitizer.

    PS: What's about the display backlight and all those LEDs with their, even visible, EM waves. :eek: :D
     
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    It's never been tried and peer reviewed.
     
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    I don't know of any adverse health effects that can be directly attributed to tablet usage, but I'll say this:

    If I have to give up 5 years of my life for the privilege of using a tablet PC, I would still make that choice.
     

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