Read the fine print.
Tech User Manuals clearly reveal the health dangers posed by the radiofrequency radiation their devices emit. Rather than admit the RF radiation emitted by their gadgets is a clear and present danger to your health, they simply propose 'guidelines' as to how to safely use their gadgets.
There are two major flaws with the proposed guidelines contained within the User Manuals. The first flaw being the FCC safety level. The FCC Safety Level for RF radiation is based on only one aspect of radiation, the thermal aspect. FCC levels of radiation approved as 'safe' are levels that are too low to cause direct tissue heating. However, since these FCC levels were put into place, countless studies have shown that radiation can do damage to tissue even without the presence of tissue heating.
The second flaw with their guidelines is that the proposed usage of their devices that will keep the user exposed to radiation levels deemed 'safe' by the FCC are unrealistic. For example, the User Manual for the iphone states that the phone should be kept atleast 5/8 inch away from the body at all times. iPhones are generally held in the hand and carried right next to the body, or they are kept in a pocket, or used right up against the ear. In all of these instances, the phone is within 5/8 of an inch from the user's body.
In addition, the iPhone User Manual urges users to"take frequent breaks and if you have discomfort during or after usage to consult a physician." How many people follow this guideline?
User Manual Warnings
Here is some of the fine print from the User Manuals of today's most popular gadgets:
"If you are still concerned about exposure to RF energy, you can further limit your exposure bylimiting the amount of time you use your iPad WiFi + 3G, as time is a factor determining th amount of exposure a person receives."
Panasonic DECT Home Cordless Phone
"To comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, the base unit must be installed and operated 20 cm (8 inches) or more between the product and all person’s body."
"This equipment should be installed and operated with at least 20 cm (8 in) and more between the radiator and person’s body...."
“To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements...The antennas used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.”
HP Laser Jet Printer
"In order to avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, humanproximity to the antenna shall not be less than 20 cm (8 inches) during normal operation."
"Use hands free operation if it is available and keep the blackberry device atleast 0.98 inches from the body (including the abdomen of pregnant women and the lower abdomen of teenagers)...Reduce the amount of time spent on calls."
In order to comply with FCC RF radiation safety guidelines, which only focus on the heating aspect of radiation and have been proven inadequate,it is necessary to both limit the use of wireless devices and to increase their distance from the user's body. As users can attest, neither of these guidelines are practical nor regularly implemented.
That is why these safety precautions are written in fine print.
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