Originally Posted by markrubin
any member that can give a cogent answer?
I know that using a cell phone held up to the ear exposes the brain to microwave radiation. There is some debate about exposure to these microwaves with people who spend hours every day with the phone to their ear. There are a few studies, and I think they are contradictory. So far, no data strong enough to require any kind of warning, but some people prefer not to have the phone against their head because of this very reason.
I had not heard of microwaves and plasma TVs till I just searched and found the link below. I believe that microwave radiation decreases exponentially as distance from the source increases.
So, I would avoid watching from 2 feet. At even relatively close viewing distance, my guess is that there would be no danger at 5 feet or more, but again, I had never heard that plasma TVs emit microwaves until I did this search and found this:http://www.emfoff.com/category/devic...-emf-radiation
Scroll down to number 06. It says sit at least 6 feet away from a plasma TV. Who knows the strength. Notice that the number one source of EMF is the cell phone on this site so maybe there is something to the plasma TV. Anyone who is concerned should sit 6 feet away. That should not be a hardship to too many, I guess.
As CRT computer monitors became more mature products they advertised low EMF.
Then there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of people who live under or close to giant electric power lines and towers. Nothing definitive out there but some people won't buy a house that close to huge towers and high voltage power lines.