Electromagnetic Danger on Trains January 2, 2007Posted by healthyself in Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cell Phones, Communication, Conversations, Cordless Phones, Decision Making, Electrical Pulses, Electromagetic pollution, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Epidemiologists, Epidemiology, Exposure, Financial Considerations, Frequencies, Hand Portables, Handheld Units, Health related, Interdisciplinary, Legal Issues, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, Men's Health, Metal Roofs, Microwave exposure, mobile telephones, Pulsed Radiation, radiation, Research, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, Safety, SAR, School administrators, Telecommunications, Toxic Interactions, Traffic Pollution, trains, Waves, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Women's Health, Workplace.
“Passengers on packed trains and subways may be exposing themselves to electromagnetic fields far more intense than those recommended under international guidelines. The problem? Crowds of commuters using cellular phones at the same time.”…..”When hundreds of mobile phones emit radiation, their total power is found to be comparable to that of a microwave oven or even a satellite broadcasting station, according to a recent study published in the February 2002 issue of the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan….”Japanese commuter trains are often packed with people surfing the Web on their cellular phones.”….. effect this had on the electromagnetic radiation inside a train….worked out the ratio of window area to structural metal for a typical carriage… used this number to work out what proportion of microwave radiation from cell phones would be transmitted out of a carriage through the windows and how much would be reflected back inside….calculations show how microwaves from different phones can add together–much like light from different lamps can increase the overall illumination in a room….the resulting electromagnetic field in a train car exceeds the maximum exposure level recommended by the International Committee for Non-Ionising Radiation. “High levels of radiation are possible even if the train isn’t very crowded,” …”findings point to …an important environmental issue, especially as new wireless devices and laptop computers come onto the market.”
“At the moment, we have no regulation on the use of mobile phones in areas where many people are together,” ….”the problem could also arise in other crowded, confined places such as buses and elevators.