wireless waves ?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by liquidxray, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. liquidxray macrumors newbie

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    this might has nothing to do w/ macs generally..

    i just got this ibook recently and i upgraded my router to a wireless because of it....
    just out of the blue i was thinking...
    you know how they say that cell phones can cause brain tumors because of the radiowaves...
    do you think that has the same going w/ wireless connection w/ notebooks..
     
  2. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    Some people think so, google it ;)

    I am not to worried about it, think of all the radiowaves from gps, tv, radio, satellites and other crap that doesn't harm anybody. Light is just electromagnetic energy at a higher frequency then wireless technology.
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    Don't worry, be happy. :)

    It was never proven that the cell phones did cause cancer if I remember right, moreso that some people developed cancer. They could have just developed it naturally... never know. Don't worry, be happy!
     
  4. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Given that WiFi uses the same frequency as 1st gen wireless indoor phones and microwave ovens, if it's a problem, you'd think it would have surfaced by now. In addition, think of the average distance between a cell phone and a cell tower vs a WiFi device and its base station. It seems to me, just using common sense (no facts to back it up), that the cell phone would have to emit a lot more RF energy than WiFi. Last, but not least, the cell phone is in direct contact with your head, will WiFi devices (computers) are a foot away or so.

    No drama.
     
  5. liquidxray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha i'm not worrying
    just a thought that popped out my head...

    its just amazing how data can transfer wireless after using wired... for a long time
     
  6. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    Wired it still way faster.
     

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