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RE: omg, Facebook Oculus Quest 2 causes cancer?! πŸ™ˆ (California Proposition 65)

in STEMGeeks β€’ 11 months ago

I think the warning could also refer to some harmful chemicals used, but unfortunately the warning is almost useless because it does not state the chemicals and risk.

EM radiation is a real concern for people.

EM radiation is not per se harmful for people. It depends on the power, frequency, distance to the source/antenna and energy / time exposure. Normal cell phone and wifi em should be completely harmless for people.

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I agree it should be completely harmless for people but for me evidence trumps reasoning here. Anything with lower frequency than light in reasoning should be safe.
The 5G is indeed a lower frequency than visible light. It uses too little power to heat you up, so it shouldn't cause any harm. It seems to me that light would be the best option for saftey as that's part of the natural environment but even visible light can harm us.

It comes down to how do you know what is true. The ancient Greeks thought we should be able to just reason out the physics without experiments: Apriori. The introduction of experiments and the development of the scientific method, involves testing things. Experiment and repeated experiments. Here we have users who are sick from it. It's being rolled out without any studies done previously. Why the rush?