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      Are all the electromagnetic waves used by assitance and saftey systems safe for the people inside the car?

      Considering the fact how many different safety/assistance systems constantly send and receive all kind of electromagnetic waves in and around our cars, I was wondering if these waves are safe for us. I was specifically looking at the intellisafe unit behind the rear mirror and thought it is very close to my head. Not knowing what all these waves can cause in the human body, makes me a little nervous. Would appreciate when anyone who knows more about this topic could let us know what the risks with all these new technologies are. Thank you in advance!

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      If it has passed the FCC then it's fine. Your phone probably has a greater chance of hurting you. The sensors in the car are wired together not wireless.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kartboy1234 View Post
      If it has passed the FCC then it's fine. Your phone probably has a greater chance of hurting you. The sensors in the car are wired together not wireless.

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      That is correct. Like your key fob, I suspect that anything in the car that is either an intentional or unintentional radiator of RF radiation must comply with Part 15 of the FCC’s rules, including the homelink and wi-if hotspot.
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      Probably not, you might want to get a horse and buggy to be absolutely safe! actually the food you eat has WAY more bearing on your health !!!!
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      The Intellisafe system is a wired camera, so it has very low emissions. The radar sensors on the outside of the car are low power and wouldn't impact your health. As others stated, your at higher risk holding your cellphone to your ear than anything the car has.
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      What about all the EM generated by TV broadcasts, geostationary satellite to earth communications and LTE everywhere? How does one limit those exposures?
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      EM is harmless in all of its commonly used forms. Wifi 5G, phones, cars, you name it.

      EM is one of the most studied physical phenomenon over the last 100 years. At the milliwatt levels we are talking, the worst you are going to see is skin temperature increases of 1/1000 to 1/100 of a degree. Completely irrelevant.

      To be clear, it takes about 5 watts of energy for a second to raise the temperature of one gram of insulated water by one degree celsius.

      All systems like these operate att milliwatt levels. The effect is well understood by science and the impact on human health is less than negligible.

      Do yourself a favor and stop worrying about all sources of EM unless they are very high power, like X-rays.

      Humans have been living around artificial EM radiation since the invention of radio. We are fine. You are getting more EM radiation exposure from space, and from granite bedrock than you are from any manmade communications technology.

      The word "radiation" in EM radiation sounds really scary, but it isn't. What you have to be concerned about is ionizing radiation ad is found in alpha, and gamma radiation given off from radioactive substances, not communications sources.

      It's a complete and total non-issue fueled by ignorant online conspiracy theorists. All the mommy-bloggers who try to tell you otherwise are completely ignorant on topics of science, have hidden agendas or both. These are the same nutjobs who oppose vaccinations. Ignore them.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mattlach View Post
      EM is harmless in all of its commonly used forms. Wifi 5G, phones, cars, you name it.

      EM is one of the most studied physical phenomenon over the last 100 years. At the milliwatt levels we are talking, the worst you are going to see is skin temperature increases of 1/1000 to 1/100 of a degree. Completely irrelevant.

      Do yourself a favor and stop worrying about all sources of EM unless they are very high power, like X-rays. You are getting more EM radiation exposure from space, and from granite bedrock than you are from any manmade communications technology.

      It's a complete and total non-issue fueled by ignorant online conspiracy theorists.
      this forum uses logic too frequently. if this were tacomaworld we would be 7 pages deep about tinfoil hat designs before a rational response surfaced.

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      Quote Originally Posted by brich999 View Post
      this forum uses logic too frequently. if this were tacomaworld we would be 7 pages deep about tinfoil hat designs before a rational response surfaced.
      Is there really such a thing as too much reason?

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