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Low Power Emerging Wireless Technologies by Krzysztof Iniewski, Reza Mahmoudi

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Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation Exposure and Health

Hubregt J. Visser

CONTENTS

3.1    The History of Wireless Communication

3.2    The Public Perception of RF Radiation Exposure Risks

3.3    RF Radiation

3.4    Health Effects of RF Radiation

3.4.1    Short-Term Effects

3.4.2    Long-Term Effects

3.5    Concluding Remarks

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Through the history of wireless communication I show the explosive growth in time of mobile telephony and explain how this affects the perception of fear of the general public for electromagnetic radiation. Then, after explaining the physics of electromagnetic radiation, I discuss the interaction with the human body. I explain how RF and microwave radiation cannot be directly carcinogenic. Then I discuss the ...

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