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Doctor insights on: Laptop Radiation Shield

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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 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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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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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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Will walking through the radiation oncology department expose me to dangerous levels of radiation?

No: The rooms where the radiation accelerator is located is shielded and have thick concrete walls. The hallways and rooms where people walk or work will have no radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Radiation exposure on kids with CTscans. ?

Radiation exposure on kids with CTscans.

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CT scans: If there is an alternative to imaging the area such as MRI, then we prefer MRIs. There are some studies looking for bony problems that CT scan works better than MRI. Also in some settings, such as an emergency, if CT can be obtained more quickly or MRI not available, then CT is the test. How badly do you need the images and how soon are parts of the equation. ...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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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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Is any screen or shield needed to limit radiation from computer screens to prevent eye degradation?

Is any screen or shield needed to limit radiation from computer screens to prevent eye degradation?

No: Computers do not cause vision problems. Some people find that staring at a computer screen for many hours a day contributes to a condition called dry eye. You may help avoid this by reminding yourself to blink every few seconds and by looking away from the screen every few minutes. See your doctor if you have eye problems. ...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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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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Can digital dental xray machine malfunction and overexpose patients to radiation? Are safety mechanisms in machine/software to limit radiation levels?

Can digital dental xray machine malfunction and overexpose patients to radiation? Are safety mechanisms in machine/software to limit radiation levels?

Digital X-rays: Generally digital x-rays have a lower radiation exposure than conventional x-rays. There a re safety features built into the machines. You dentist would know if the machine was not functioning properly. ...Read more

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Are planes shielded from damaging radiation from space?

No: Airplanes are not shielded from cosmic radiation. Our atmosphere protects us, but because airliners fly at high altitudes, airline crews do get a little more radiation each year than the average surface dweller. The amount of radiation per cross-country flight is small, so air travelers need not worry. ...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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