These comments are updated, from the comments on my last post:
dcl1982 on October 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm:
Larry King had an episode on this issue a few years ago. Consequently, I started seeing a whole bunch of people using blue-tooth.
M: From what I’ve now read, a bluetooth earpiece emits less radiation. But an even safer way to go is a wired earpiece with a ferrite bead or just plain old speakerphone…Or no cel phone.
L. on October 29, 2011 at 10:33 am:
hey Mike, my iPhone switches to wifi if i’ve turned on the setting that remembers wifi networks that i’ve previously connected to. doesn’t that mean that 3G is off already? =/
M: I don’t think so. If you see the 3G or phone icon at the top (even if the WiFi icon turns on) then your 3G is still enabled. Your phone may be choosing to use WiFi for most functions, but it’s not guaranteed.
Also, keep in mind that if you have fewer bars, your phone is working harder to get signal, and therefore is emitting more radiation.
kathyxx on October 29, 2011 at 9:49 am:
This is actually a difficult subject as the media puts a lot of muddle into it. The best way to become an expert on the subject is to skip the media, skip the anecdotes, and go straight to the scientific white papers. The ones with all the big complicated words in them. As far as KATHYxx knows, the dangers of cell phone radiation is exaggerated by media (Media lied about vaccines/autism. The sun is a more dangerous source of radiation. AM/FM radio waves are harmless, and I think each other type of protocol are using different strengths. BUT I am no expert in radiation. Talk to me about computer science, but otherwise, go to Google Scholar and read the abstract and conclusions
M: This isn’t about media, to me. The W.H.O. made a statement about this, which I take seriously. Besides, I would rather weigh statements by reputable international sources than dive into the internet abyss, trying to pretend I can decipher scientific papers.
…And there was this exchange, on Twitter, between me and someone I’ve never met:
DrAwesome37: @m_shinoda in the second sentence of the second paragraph, you spelled cell with only one “l”, just thought you should know :-)
m_shinoda: @DrAwesome37, you forgot to punctuate your name.
@DrAwesome37: @m_shinoda I’m a fifteen year old boy, you’re a rockstar petitioning to change the OS for the most used phone in the world.
@m_shinoda: @m_shinoda is now following @drawesome37
@m_shinoda: @DrAwesome37 Even though I have no idea who you are, I’m going to follow you for a month, and see what happens.
(Follow me & the conversation on Twitter, here)