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Medical Flight mode

  1. Jun 8, 2015 #1
    Does activating flight mode help in reducing mobile radiation?
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2015 #2
    What do you mean by mobile radiation? Assuming you mean the electromagnetic radiation that a phone sends to the nearest tower, then yes, flight mode deactivates all these communications.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2015 #3
    Thanks, but I meant the harmful radiation that harms the brain & the heart
     
  5. Jun 13, 2015 #4
    They have, to my knowledge, never been shown to be harmful. But yes, if you are concerned about them, flight mode gets rid of most of the "radiation".
     
  6. Jun 13, 2015 #5

    davenn

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    and adding to that which Rumborak said ....

    but, you understand, your phone isn't going to be useable (as a phone) ? ... if you were considering using this mode for times other than when flying


    Dave
     
  7. Jun 13, 2015 #6
    Keep also in mind, it's all a question of magnitude. Even in flight mode the phone still emits signals; it is an electrical device after all. Specifically, when you listen to music through headphones, you are squeezing your head between two coils that radiate into your brain. Great sounding radiation though.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2015 #7
    I know that for sure
     
  9. Jun 13, 2015 #8

    davenn

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    so what was your thinking behind your original question ?


    it doesn't help reduce it ..... it stops it completely
     
  10. Jun 13, 2015 #9
    We just established that it still radiates, even in flight mode. Just at significantly lower level.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2015 #10

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    who is we and when ??

    As far as I'm aware the transmitter is disabled ... do you have references to the contrary ?

    from wiki ....

     
  12. Jun 13, 2015 #11
    It's an electronic device. Unless you surround entirely with a metal box, it emits signals.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2015 #12

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    yeah but that's not the issue and not what flight mode is for

    flight mode specifically turns off the transmitters and that is all the airlines are worried about
    not the microwatts of random emission
     
  14. Jun 13, 2015 #13
    Yes, but we don't know whether he cares about *all* radiation, or just the antenna radiation. The point is, switching to flight vastly reduces radiation. But it doesn't completely eliminate it. For that you have to pull the battery.
     
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  16. Jun 19, 2015 #15

    davenn

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    and from that report ....
    so...

    considering the millions and millions of cellphone users worldwide and now for a significant number of years .. without being an observable increase in cancers ....

    what is your problem/worry ??




    Dave
     
  17. Jun 19, 2015 #16

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    Thread closed for Moderation. I got vertigo from the title and final direction...
     
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