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    I didn't mean to suggest that I agree with the fears voiced by some about ionising radiation. I hope you didn't take it that way, personally I agree with you, I imagine standing in front of a microwave oven subjects me to more radiation that all the transmitters in out street put together and no one is suggesting we ban them.
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    Finland doesn't exist?
    But I have been there....

    You probably mean that New Zealand doesn't exist
    map without New Zealand - Google Search

    Hmmm...come to think of it, I have been there as well.

    Unless it no longer exists because it fell off the edge of the flat earth

    See...now it all makes sense!

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    No, I didn't think you were concerned about radiation, but that is what the objectors to 5G are saying. One of our US Senators has even come out suggesting blocking 5G until "research can be done" on it. Amazing lack of understanding of basic physics.
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    @Jake

    May I make a minor, but important, point? In doing so, I am in no way trying to be rude or patronising.

    Radio Waves are Non-ionising. The radio wave band - used for mobile phone networks - is non-ionising, which means it lacks sufficient energy to break apart DNA and cause cellular damage.

    That is not to say that there are no health risks - electromagnetic radiation, although non-ionising may well have impacts on health. I am agnostic on that issue and do not seek controversy. My soul purpose was to discriminate between ionising radiation (X-rays, isotopes, gamma rays etc) and the electromagnetic radiation which is non-ionising.

    Does 5G pose health risks? - BBC News

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    Ian, you are correct. I was mistaken in using that term. Radio radiation, up to the visible light frequencies and into near-ultraviolet, are non-ionizing. The radio frequencies do generate some heating effects, but a lot of research has been done by the IEEE into that effect and safety limits are well established. Beyond ultraviolet, the radiation is mostly ionizing. Thanks for the correction.
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