Your cell phone fries your brain cells

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.

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