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Comment Re:Sunlight has a large electromgnetic field (Score 1) 447

Yeah. No. The mechanism is not ionization.

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/docum...

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The mechanisms of how RF increases free radical activity and oxidative stress are still being explored.
But the fact that RF does do this has been CLEARLY ESTABLISHED by many research studies.
This increase in free radical levels can and does lead to DNA damage

The same is true for sunlight, which also causes DNA damage, aka cancer.

Comment Re:Sunlight has a large electromgnetic field (Score 1) 447

Yep. The wawelength of (sun)light is in the order of a few hundred nanometers. That's absorbed by the first micrometer of the skin, eventually causing, depending on dose, skin cancer. RF energy at hte wavelength of a few cm, will be absorbed by the whole body, causing more widespread DNA damage, again depending on dose.

Comment Re:Sunlight has a large electromgnetic field (Score 1) 447

>> but there is no hard evidence that exposure to radio wavelengths at the levels of consumer products has any significant effect.

Bullshit. Exposure to RF is inducing cancer because it randomly changes DNA. The dose does not matter in this effect. Of course, the the magnitude of the problem, and the probability cancer is proportional to the dose, ie, risks increase with dose.

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