Originally posted by Glargod
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.
To correct you:
Ionizing radiation is any electromagnetic or particulate radiation that can remove electrons from an atom.
"Peristent Radiation" is radiation resulting from radioactive decay- specifically alpha, beta, gamma and neutron emission.
"Persitent Radiation" is ionizing radiation, but not all ionizing radiation is persistent, so the two are not synonymous.
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).
7-2-2012 by Glargod because: (no reason given)
Just to correct you...
.... on the cell phone thing....
1G (analog) / 2G (digital) phones typically operated in one frequency band. Most current phones operate at multiple frequencies dependent upon
"technology" used and supported geographical regions. Here's a rough (as in incomplete) breakdown of frequencies, bands, and technologies using
those band (numbers are in MHz)-- and this is mostly USA, though some could apply internationally:
824-849 and 869-894 - Original "cellular" band, used by GPRS / AMPS / CDMA / GSM / UMTS
806-824 and 851-869 - Modern "cellular" band, used by GPRS / CDMA / D-AMPS / GSM / UMTS
1850-1910 and 1930-1990 - "PCS" band- TDMA (2G) / CDMA / GSM / UMTS
698-806 - "700Mhz" band, used by 3G / 4G / LTE and other terrestrial services (MediaFlo [defunct] for instance)
1710–1755 and 2110–2155 - "AWS" band, used by 3G / 4G / UMTS / LTE
2496–2690 - "BRS"/"EBS" band, used by LTE
What was your point?
Over the previous 15 years, I've worked around ALL of these frequencies AT THE BASE STATION, and often in FRONT OF THE ANTENNAE, where ERP can be
several orders of magnitude stronger than your cell phone produces, and I don't have cancer. If nothing else, I would be the perfect test case for
PROVING cancer is caused by these, yet I don't prove anything other than gullible people are oft overcome with [FUD] fear, uncertainty and doubt, and
don't have the desire to do anything but take what they are spoon-fed from those that hate.