Whilst on the train this morning I started thinking about all the EMR sources in and around my house. It got me thinking... In themselves, none of the EMR (Electro-Magnetic Radiation, aka "Radio Waves") sources are particularly powerful but all contribute to the whole. Let's see, I've got:
- The wifi access point with +5dB gain antenna sitting on top of my work-station's montior - ie, about 2 feet from my head :P
- My laptop sits about 2m (6 feet) behind me. Also talking wifi
- My wife's computer down the hall also has wifi with another +5dB gain antenna
- I have a wireless broadband connection with a 30cm (1 foot) dish which is about a +25dB signal gain on the house.
- UHF/VHF radio and television antennas
- A satellite dish
- Three mobile phones in the house - 2 usually attached to me
- The cordless phone system with two handsets and the base station
- PLUS enough high frequency electronic noise from the 5 PC's, one laptop, a 3kVA UPS, and digital home theatre equipment to fry anyone's brain!
I figure this can't be good, but there's been no definitive evidence to prove otherwise. I guess if there are any cancer researchers (or foil-hat-wearing paranoid weirdo's) who want to view me as a case study, I'm more than happy to be observed...in my clothes I mean.