February 27, 2017
Is the continuous RADAR from an airport considered electromagnetic radiation?
Does it have a negative affect on health like that from cell towers?
If so, how can one measure the intensity of radar being emitted into a neighborhood surrounding an airport?
I’d love to know this before I purchase a home near an airport.
Maybe this would be a good topic for an Electric Sense Interview?
Deb in NH, USA
February 12, 2016
Welcome to the forum. I can give you some information about airport radar. It is indeed electromagnetic radiation. It seems to use many frequencies, some of them in the microwave range. I believe it is pulsed, like phone, wifi signals. I have heard and seen interviews which confirm that some EHS people are affected by it and some airline pilots have expressed concern.. As always it depends on individual sensitivity. I don’t know how to measure it specifically, or how the intensity is likely to compare with a cell tower. Hopefully someone with more specific expertise will be able to supply more information.
The UK seems to use 2.7GHz-2.9GHz plus several frequencies in the MHz range.
Some shielding paints claim to protect against radar, which makes sense if it is in the microwave range.
An internet search on Building Biology and Radar should turn up some information about how the Building Biologists categorise it and protect against it.