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Doctor insights on: Computer Radiation

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Would radiation damage my computer?

Would radiation damage my computer?

Yes: However the dose of radiation that would damage your computer would be a hazard to you. What are the circumstances in which you might be irradiating your computer? And why? ...Read more

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Can microwave radiation from cell phone tower cause cancer ?

Can microwave radiation from cell phone tower cause cancer ?

Not that we know: The radiation energy from a cell tower is very low unless you are on the tower at the antenna. The current controversy is whether cell phone itself can cause brain malignancy since they are held close to your head while they are being used. The jury is still out on the question but prudence suggests you use your cell phone on speaker or use a blue tooth ear piece which generates lower radio ener. ...Read more

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Can radiations from lcd screen of computer cause multiple myeloma?

Can radiations from lcd screen of computer cause multiple myeloma?

No: No. There is no evidence nor any plausible biological reason to think that lcd screens cause myeloma or any other type of cancer. ...Read more

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Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Unclear request: I am not sure the panel knows what "cooling glasses" are..I sure don't. Most glare ; visual fatigue from computers can be helped by anti-reflective coating, uv-400 blocker ; in some cases, polarized lenses. ...Read more

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Can laptops/ bluetooth game controllers cause testicular cancer?

Can laptops/ bluetooth game controllers cause testicular cancer?

No: That's one more scare story by somebody who doesn't understand the difference between the natural radiation that electronic devices and everything else produce, and the ionizing radiation that causes cancer. A bad epidemiologic study can "show" anything based on recall bias. Enjoy today's technology without this fear. ...Read more

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Can heat radiation from your laptop/ laptop keyboard cause skin cancer on your hands?

Can heat radiation from your laptop/ laptop keyboard cause skin cancer on your hands?

None of these: This radiation is not of a wavelength capable of damaging the genes, which is what causes cancer. There are scare websites that will try to deceive you. They are crooks. Life is too difficult already without this. ...Read more

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How are our eyes affected by staring at computer screens, ipad screens, phone screens and televisions?

How are our eyes affected by staring at computer screens, ipad screens, phone screens and televisions?

Eye strain: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away. ...Read more

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Does MRI Radiation can be danger as Cell phone radiation since both work on electromagnetic?

Does MRI Radiation can be danger as Cell phone radiation since both work on electromagnetic?

Frequency is a key: issue because energy per photon correlates with the frequency of EMR. Study: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_radiation. Additionally, issue is not just EMR energy transmitted but absorbed (versus just passing through without apparent effect) combined with biologic responses, thus no one 100% understands. MRI (actually NMRI) uses intense magnetic fields & RF EMR, not ionizing like CT. ...Read more

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Does mobile phone radiation cause brain tumors?

Does mobile phone radiation cause brain tumors?

Uncertain: There is no hard evidence but it is the subject of continuing investigation. ...Read more

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Can cell phone radiation cause thyroid cancer?

Can cell phone radiation cause thyroid cancer?

No: There has not been any proof of electromagnetic waves given off of cell phones cause any type of cancer. The cancer most debated is brain cancer and no statistical cause is yet identified. ...Read more

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Could exposure to ionizing radiation progress pkd?

Pkd and ionizing rad: Data are not clear on this. For sure, select mutations on either chromosome 16 or chromosome 4 lead to PKD expression. Scientists have long thought that a single mutation that affects polycystin expression leads to cyst formations. Newer data show that second or third or fourth mutations on these chromosomes affect expression of pkd. So, it is conceivable that yes ionizing rad could affect pkd ...Read more

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Is cell phone radiation harmful to children?

Is cell phone radiation harmful to children?

Why Risk It?: No one really knows if cell-phone radiation causes brain cancer, alzheimers, adhd, etc. But we do know, without a doubt, that cell phones compete with healthier forms of communication; discourage exercise; expose to garbage from the media; and cause fatal accidents. Notable exceptions exist, but most kids (and many adults!) might be better off without carrying a cell phone. ...Read more

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How can ionizing radiation from nuclear explosions cause cancer?

How can ionizing radiation from nuclear explosions cause cancer?

Damaging genes: Inhaling or ingesting the radioactive particles that come from the explosing is also risky -- in fact, after chernobyl, most of the problems are thyroid concerns from the iodine. People in hiroshima and nagasaki had a significant rise especially in rates of leukemia, civilians exposed to tests had less cancers long-term than many had feared. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain when using laptop computer?

What causes eye pain when using laptop computer?

Eye strain: More than 50 percent of computer users experience eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision and other visual symptoms related to sustained use of the computer. This type of stress on the visual system can also cause body fatigue and reduced efficiency at work. In addition, there are now indications that heavy computer users are at risk for glaucoma. ...Read more

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If phones emit non ionizing radiation which don't damage dna, why is there speculation on phones causing cancer?

Speculation: There are many speculations on things that have no evidence. I tell people to be curious and critical. Being curious and naive is not helpful to individuals or society. Ask for the data, not just headlines. ...Read more