posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:19 PM
Originally posted by Shadoefax
After reading the OP and other links, two things become clear.
Based on our results we argue that a specific terahertz radiation exposure may significantly affect the natural dynamics of DNA, and
thereby influence intricate molecular processes involved in gene expression and DNA replication.
Will these cell phone use this specific frequency? It would seem unlikely.
Terahertz radiation can pass through clothing, paper, cardboard, wood, masonry, plastic and ceramics. It can also penetrate fog and clouds, but
cannot penetrate metal or water.
By mass, human cells consist of 65–90% water. DNA is contained within cells. Wouldn't they be effectively shielded from the radiation?
Title of this thread: "This is scary!". Well, not to me so much.
Well, you may not find it scary and I will say I am not scared of it, but it does concern me; mainly because it reminds me of a conversation I had one
time with my mother about x-rays.
She told me that when she was a little girl a lot of shoe stores use to have an x-ray machine int them so you could look at the bones of your feet,
while trying out new shoes to see how they fit and when she was kid everyone thought wow what a nifty idea. Of course now days shoe stores don't have
those machines and haven't the whole time I have been alive? Why? because we figured out even though x-rays are nifty and useful it's not really a
good idea to have them done unless medically necessary, because foot cancer probably isn't such a nifty idea and to much exposure to x-rays are not
good for you.
The first problem I have with this technology is like the x-ray machines in shoe stores scientists are running around saying what a great idea and in
their excitement are probably not concerned with long term health effects right now if there are any.
The second problem I have is if implemented people will willy nilly be bombarding other people with this radiation without their consent. So, even if
I am just being paranoid and don't want to bombarded by the terahertz waves, I won't really have any say in the matter.
The third problem with it, if this technology is implemented it means any nosy neighbor, people passing by or even a crazy stalker will be able to
look through the walls of your house, let along tyrannical government officials. And just because the scientist are choosing to restrict it to four
inches doesn't mean later companies may not increase the range especially if there is demand for it and profit in it. Four inches apparently is not a
limit of the technology, but personal choice of Dr. O.
Maybe you're right, it may not be "scary" but, it does have enough cons to warrant reservation and concern.
Just my opinion though.
edit on 12-5-2012 by prisoneronashipoffools because: typo