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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/12/2016 | 8:33:46 AM
"Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
We already know that some people are more sensitive than others are and have health issues in proximity to Wi-Fi and cellular signals, so this piece is very timely and brings up an issue that not many of us think of as the future relentlessly marches forward.

Reminds me of the final scene of Thank You for Smoking...
mendyk
mendyk
5/12/2016 | 10:58:29 AM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
Evidence comes from demographic studies, rather than physical experimentation and observation. In the past, possible links between cell-phone use and cancer -- specifically brain cancer -- focused on the radiation emitted by the handheld device because of its proximity to the brain. As far as more generic environmental consequences go, we'll probably start learning about those 20 or more years after this stuff is in place, at which point at least some of us will be safely dead.
DanJones
DanJones
5/12/2016 | 10:59:47 AM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
Well we're going into uncharted territory with 5G, networks have never been deployed as densely as 5G is anticipated to be.
TV Monitor
TV Monitor
5/12/2016 | 11:45:56 AM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
Dan Jones

There is nothing to worry because mmWave would bounce off your body instead of penetrating it like low-frequency waves. mmWave is not a penetrating wave like low frequency waves.

Beside, you can literally feel the heat on the hand that's holding the phone if the mmWave is too intense.

"networks have never been deployed as densely as 5G is anticipated to be."

Well, you are going to find out for yourself in about 20 months, when visiting world press get to test out 28 Ghz 5G Galaxy phones loaned out by Samsung at the Pyeongchang Olympics. That's the real 5G phone operating on a real 5G network.
DanJones
DanJones
5/12/2016 | 11:55:23 AM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
Phew! Well I guess we should just get that university to call off their study then! Total waste of time.
mendyk
mendyk
5/12/2016 | 12:44:15 PM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
To pretend that a group of researchers could demonstrably prove or disprove a link between EMR associated with 5G and adverse health effects in a one-year lab study program is ... naive, at best. More likely it's a nice money grab for the university.
TV Monitor
TV Monitor
5/12/2016 | 12:46:36 PM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
Dan Jones

mmWave system doesn't just emit signal to everywhere, its signals are highly focused and countinuously track the phone's antenna to 1 inch accuracy. This is why Samsung 5G can reach 2 km while more conventional Nokia and Ericsson mmWave efforts fall off at 100 meter range.

So no, Samsung's 5G base station's electrically steered antenna won't be blasting microwave beam at your head, it's specifically pin-pointing at your phone's antenna.
TV Monitor
TV Monitor
5/12/2016 | 12:49:31 PM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
mendyk

"at best. More likely it's a nice money grab for the university."

Exactly. You shouldn't be concerned if you understand how the likely mmwave 5G format war winner actually works. It's gunning for your phone's embedded antenna at a 1 inch accuracy at the cell edge.

On the other hand, something like 60 Ghz WiGig doesn't have this level of fine-grained beam focusing and antenna tracking functionality built into Samsung 5G, so that should give you a concern.
TV Monitor
TV Monitor
5/13/2016 | 6:46:42 PM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
DISH wants to service 5G in its 12.2~12.7 Ghz spectrum.

http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/dish-partners-mvdds-coalition-petition-get-122-127-ghz-band-5g-realm/2016-05-11

 
t.bogataj
t.bogataj
5/17/2016 | 4:28:44 AM
Re: "Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cellphone usage to brain cancer."
TV Monitor,

you must be either consciously lying, or are a total technical ignorant. Or both.

"There is nothing to worry because mmWave would bounce off your body instead of penetrating it like low-frequency waves. mmWave is not a penetrating wave like low frequency waves."

The shorter the wavelength, the more radiation will absorb in a body. Anyone with only basic knowledge will know that penetration depth is roughly proportional to sqrt(lambda). With extremely short wavelengths, practically all radiation will absorb in (the surface of) the body. No "bouncing" off.

"Beside, you can literally feel the heat on the hand that's holding the phone if the mmWave is too intense."

Exactly -- which confirms absorption an says that you lied in the first paragraph.

T.

PS. @Dan, grey on grey is still annoying.
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