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EMR at supercharger

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by mhh, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. mhh

    mhh Member

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    Is there a danger of high EMR exposure sitting in the car at the supercharger? Maybe it's just the coffee I had.... :p
     
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    No. The power is delivered to the car as Direct Current (DC). It does not generate any EMR whatsoever. You need AC for that.

    All the EMR is back at the equipment boxes. And not much of it gets out of those boxes - they're shielded because otherwise it would cause radio interference.
     
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    Further to what Doug_G said, have a look at where power lines sit on the spectrum in the article:
    ARPANSA - Ionising and Non Ionising Radiation
    It's ionising radiation that causes mutations (cancer), perhaps they put 3 sugars in your coffee!
     
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    #4 baillies, Jan 1, 2017
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    Also worth noting that petrol is full of known carcinogens, so even if you superchargered everyday you would still have a lower cancer risk than someone filling a petrol car every two weeks. Although if you get sunburnt whilst supercharging you could be at a higher risk???

    Maybe you could drink some water after the coffee? Although I get headaches from caffeine withdrawal rather than drinking it.
     
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  5. Jimat

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    If you are worried by the imagined "danger of EMR" you shouldn't own an electric car - go and buy yourself an all over tin foil suit
     
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    Volvo drivers are well known for their hats. Perhaps someone could market a Tesla branded tin foil hat for Tesla drivers. It might prove popular.
     
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    Moderators note.
    I'm calling time on the tin foil hats and so far as I'm concerned there are no stupid questions on this forum.
    This thread is about EMR which appears to have been answered but any more clarification on topic is welcome.
     
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  10. garyjac

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    Worry about that mobile phone :D
     
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    Also non-ionising.
    *Post not sponsored by Nokia, Ericcsson or NEC*
     
  12. garyjac

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    Indeed so, but suspicious for other reasons.

    "In 2011, the International Agency for Research on CancerExit Disclaimer (IARC), a component of the World Health Organization, appointed an expert Working Group to review all available evidence on the use of cell phones. The Working Group classified cell phone use as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” based on limited evidence from human studies, limited evidence from studies of radiofrequency energy and cancer in rodents, and inconsistent evidence from mechanistic studies."

    BUT ALSO,

    "In 2015 the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks concluded that, overall, the epidemiologic studies on cell phone radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation exposure do not show an increased risk of brain tumors or of other cancers of the head and neck region (1). The Committee also stated that epidemiologic studies do not indicate increased risk for other malignant diseases, including childhood cancer (1)."

    I don't use one often enough to be bothered worrying about it, but if the evidence is inconsistent then it's probably a very low risk, if one exists at all. The detailed patient history would need to be very carefully looked at, and doing that for hundreds of subjects in a second hand data "experiment" would be difficult.
     
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