RF and Health
Posted on September 3, 2011
There was a book in the 1970s named THE ZAPPING OF AMERICA by Paul Brodeur which declared that RF energy could be a health hazard, especially at high power levels and at certain frequencies. Even today we hear echoes about possible microwave dangers from cell phones, cell towers, satellites, you know.
But in the Part 15 world we never suppose that microWatts are any threat, and I do not know any differently.
But I follow the subject of RF and health as closely as possible and collect publications on the subject, and have come to a very specific question that has not been well explained.
We hear that ultra-violet radiation causes cancer, particularly of the skin, and yet the ultra-violet band is just one notch above the color violet in the color spectrum, to which our eyes are sensitive (vision). So my scientific curiosity asks….
Are you trying to suggest that violet (the color) is safe, but one tweak more the ultra-violet band is not safe?
I am saying that it seems strange that visible light is (considered) absolutely safe, while just above the range of eyesight it gets dangerous.
Since when are tolerances so close?