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How dangerous is it to touch smartphone / tablet screens ?
August 21, 2014
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Joe Micheli
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Something caught my attention in one of the Barrie Trower (not sure of the surname spelling) interviews. He briefly mentioned the dangers of touching smartphone / tablet screens. He said something like each time you do that you get an electric current passing through your body which could end up damaging your DNA. That worried me as its difficult to avoid doing. I tried to find some relevant information on this site but couldn’t find anything. It would be great if we could get any expert advice. Over to you Lloyd….

August 22, 2014
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You might find this interesting.. see the entry entitled ‘IN SITU EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT’ – http://weepnews.blogspot.com.e…..-more.html, and associated links. I haven’t seen any expert commentary on it yet, but here are my thoughts
The radiation they are expressing concern about is in the KHz range, so would not be detected by a power frequency meter or a microwave meter. I think measuring ‘airborne’ radiation in this range requires specialist equipment and knowledge. (Anyone know a cheap/easy way of doing this?)
If it’s exceeding the ICNIRP guidelines then it could be quite a strong field, as these are normally based on thermal effects, for microwaves at least. Not sure how this applies to the KHz range. Maybe someone with more technical expertise could comment……
Some mobile phone and tablet manufacturers (including Apple/ipad) are now putting warnings in the very small print in the manuals, or buried somewhere on the device itself. Suggesting that you should keep the device at least a certain distance from the body. (they omit to mention how you are supposed to use the device if you cannot touch it…..).
Some of the frequencies mentioned in the article are in the ‘dirty electricity’ range (4-100KHz, maybe greater). Several scientists have found that these frequencies are biologically active (see Sam Milham’s or Magda Havas’s websites for more information).
It sounds as if Barrie Trower is talking about damage which could be caused by induced currents within the body. I’ve seen other references to this as a possible source of biological effects. I’ve no idea how serious is this risk compared with all the others we are exposed to from wireless technology and electricity in general.

August 22, 2014
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Peter Williamson said

You might find this interesting.. see the entry entitled ‘IN SITU EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT’ – http://weepnews.blogspot.com.e…..-more.html, and associated links. I haven’t seen any expert commentary on it yet, but here are my thoughts
The radiation they are expressing concern about is in the KHz range, so would not be detected by a power frequency meter or a microwave meter. I think measuring ‘airborne’ radiation in this range requires specialist equipment and knowledge. (Anyone know a cheap/easy way of doing this?)
If it’s exceeding the ICNIRP guidelines then it could be quite a strong field, as these are normally based on thermal effects, for microwaves at least. Not sure how this applies to the KHz range. Maybe someone with more technical expertise could comment……
Some mobile phone and tablet manufacturers (including Apple/ipad) are now putting warnings in the very small print in the manuals, or buried somewhere on the device itself. Suggesting that you should keep the device at least a certain distance from the body. (they omit to mention how you are supposed to use the device if you cannot touch it…..).
Some of the frequencies mentioned in the article are in the ‘dirty electricity’ range (4-100KHz, maybe greater). Several scientists have found that these frequencies are biologically active (see Sam Milham’s or Magda Havas’s websites for more information).
It sounds as if Barrie Trower is talking about damage which could be caused by induced currents within the body. I’ve seen other references to this as a possible source of biological effects. I’ve no idea how serious is this risk compared with all the others we are exposed to from wireless technology and electricity in general.

thanks for the info / links which I looked at….I suppose it is better to be safe than sorry and at least use one of those pens that you can get to touch the screen…thats what I will be doing

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