>>15868>So is non-ionizing millimeter wave radiation harmful or not?
Any type of radiation with high enough intensity will make you burst into flames.
Ionizing radiation tends to be more dangerous because high energy particles can knock holes into your DNA, but that is still relative, bananas for example are slightly radioactive because they contain a slightly radioactive potassium isotope, but that won't harm you (unless you eat like millions in one sitting)
Communications technology generally uses very low intensities (those giant parabolic satellite antennas might have enough energy to slow cook you, but they are mounted on towers and pointed at the sky)
Allot of studies on the effects of cellular networks ignore the fact that cell-masts get mounted in places near to poor people because they had less lobbying power. Capitalism in general harms the health of poor people more. Proximity to cell-towers correlates to low socioeconomic status, and you might be more likely to measure the negative health-effects of class society than radio-emitters.
The goal of communications technology is to avoid interaction with everything except the receiver-antenna. You try to avoid beaming a communication signal through people or other objects because that is decreasing the range and signal quality. These technical constrains will drive technology advancement to reduce exposure to humans. If we could build a communication system that used neutrinos (who can easily pass through lightyears of led) there would be no interactions with a human body. (neutrino emitters and receivers are the size of buildings and send data at a speed of just bits per second. So a neutrino-G cell phone is still way off in the future, but maybe submarines and ships could get it. >>15886
Sticking your head into any kind of oven is a bad idea.
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