Radiation (was: <Silly>: Help with question about web page

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Aug 19 01:37:17 2004

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Tony Duell wrote:

> I would like to know if there's any statistically significant correlation
> between health problems and being a radio amateur. The point being that
> health problems from people who work with electrical/electronic devices
> could be due to stress or various other causes, but presumably amateurs,
> who do it for fun, wouldn't suffer from stress when they're messing about
> with electronics.

One of the oldest engineers I know has worked around systems that measure
radiation in humans nearly all his adult life (that doesn't necessarily
put him at any extra risk of exposure) and he's in his 80s going very
strong. One of the older (though not oldest) who's worked around all
sort of electronics and electromagnetic radiating gear is on this list and
seems alive and kicking every time he visits (though he huffs and puffs
when schlepping stuff around, but I think this is an act to make me feel
sorry for him ;)

I think some people just have good genes, or are lucky, or are lucky to
have good genes. Others, not so lucky.

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