Originally posted by F4guy
Originally posted by ignant
would a geiger counter detect how much radiation we're exposed to? they should be cheap and readily available now that radiation is in most every
household at least thru mwaves and cf bulbs
A geiger counter does not measure microwave radiation, which is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. A geiger counter measures particles emitted
by radioactive decay, either alpha or beta or even gamma.. Microwave radiation is not ionizing, as are x-rays. So save your money.
Yes, and Ionizing radiation is also called Persistent Radiation. The likes of Nuclear Fallouts. The effect of which does not end after the radiation
has gone through your body. for instance, Fukushima, is emitting Ionized radiation and it will pollute for centuries since the half-life of
uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years.
Non Ionizing radiation such as your cellular phone radio waves(UHF from 824 MHz and end at 894 ), your microwaves (with a frequencies including the
SHF band of 3GHz to 30 GHz), your satellite TV (receives from space frequencies of 11.2 GHz to 14.5 GHz) Can be damaging and "burn you" and kill off
some of your body cells (your brain's neurons are bad ones to kill off, but eh, cell phones are kinda too popular to give up right?), but other than
the internal scar tissue left behind, the effect ends once the switch is "turned off" and some cells will regenerate (not the brain cells duh) (Oh
look, the satellite companies are blasting the continent with harmful radio waves for the sake of "entertaining", nice uh).
edit on 7-2-2012 by
Glargod because: (no reason given)