I see there where you link to FDA radiation qualifications... ....
It never hurts to question anything right? Thats what separates us from the ALIENS that farm us.
But Seriously, its a good point you bring with this because it gives me the opportunity to provide an example where a "regulating authority" fails to provide to complete tale. Take cell phone radiation emission for example.
While the FDA qualifies and quantifies the criteria first for WHAT is safe, and second - what the amounts (SAR Rating) emitted are. IT IS A COMPLETE IGNORANT FAILURE To believe that cell phone proximity to the body is safe. WHAT THEY LEAVE OUT is the point that cell phones emit radiation FAR in excess of these documented output levels. They do it in BURSTS and in given LIMITED instances. I read an article not too long ago indicating that cell phone radiation emitted goes as much as 10 fold when; (1.) The cell phone is checking tower connections, re-establishing connection, switching towers etc. (2) When a call comes in (and I assume data connections other than audible calls too). (3) Instances of general Service Carrier phone data inquiries/involvement. So imagine if you are in a car traveling and how much tower searching/switching is occurring. If you have ever had your cell phone sitting around in proximity with a desktop computer with a sound system involved, you have probably heard the random "beeping" that sounds like the same pattern every time this happens. I am speculating that these are instances of general phone service provider interactions which are one of these general times not even call related. I recall this is also the same noise that would come through the speakers a couple of seconds before a call would come in as well.
The POINT is to ask and be aware, and if anything, THIS THREAD provides helpful information to some for cell phone safety (to justify my "self-hijack" - LOL). But just imagine ALL THE WOMEN now running around tucking cell phones in their bras right next to their breasts?!!!??!! There is also considerable instance of tumors in the skull which can not be denied as cell phone radiation related. So this is a real issue which no one really knows about. It never hurts to ask questions...
Originally Posted by AvidHiker
Well, yes, I was simplifying things a bit since this isn't terribly important. But, I would argue that most of the heat is being radiated. Convective heat, for the most part, is what comes off the top of the TV (as it relies on gravity).
Anyway, agreed - no high energy radiation. CRTs do produce x-rays however, which is probably where all the TV paranoia comes from...
"It is important to note also that flat panel TVs incorporating Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) or Plasma displays are not capable of emitting x-radiation. As such these products and are not subject to the FDA standard and do not pose a public health hazard."