Commentary — The University of Washington alumni association released a column that reminds, among various other things, that cell phones fry brain cells.
I recall I heard about the Lai-Singh finding and similar studies back when I was in ENST Bretagne, the IT & Telecom “Grande Ecole” I studied in. For your information, I recall the spectrums are as follow:
- GSM cell phone: 900 MHz, 1.8 GHz
- 3G cell phone: 1.7 GHz, 2.1 GHz
- Wifi router: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
- Microwave oven: 2.4 GHz
The 2.4 GHz band is special in that water absorbs part of it: Your microwave oven “cooks” your meals by heating the water in it. Of course, other chemical materials react to different wavelengths.
Anyway, I expect that someday, we will have telecom radiation scandals just like we had nuclear radiation scandals and HIV-infected blood transfusion scandals in the past. Then again, wireless telecommunications is a lucrative business in the meanwhile. Just make sure you keep strong evidence in your favor and that you have a good lawyer in ~20 years if you’re in this business.