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exceeding EMF safety levels with conventional electronic components

Is it possible to take a standard cellphone or satellite transponder uplink and overdrive the output transmitter power to such a high level that it exceeds the specific absorption ratio (SAR) and thereby becomes a portable harassment weapon? sure, there are power limits on all hardware components since they were only designed for legitimate usage levels, but what if some hacker tested the boundaries and found that they can transmit at high power levels for a day or a week without them burning out…exceed the limits on what is dangerous to transmit…conventional wisdom says that EMF is not dangerous, but this was before people realized how to generate  MVolts/Meter of transmit power… What I want to know is how close we are to enabling this type of future with standard off the shelf components? is it possible today using standard cellphone or satellite transponder components fitting into a nice neat package? A Website online states: RF Effects on the human body Extremely Low frequency RF with electric field levels in the low Kv/m range are known to induce perceivable currents within the human body that create an annoying tingling sensation. These currents will typically flow to ground through a body contact surface such as the feet, or arc to ground where the body is well insulated.[9][10] Canadian safety code 6, also, recommends electric field limits of 100 kV/m for pulsed EMF to prevent air breakdown and spark discharges. Additional rational for EMF restrictions is to avoid auditory effect and energy-induced unconsciousness in rats.[11] Also, see Microwave burn and Electromagnetic radiation and health As a weapon A heat ray is a RF harassment device that makes use of microwave radio frequencies to create an unpleasant heating effect in the upper layer of the skin. A publicly known heat ray weapon called the Active Denial System was developed by the US military as an experimental weapon to deny the enemy access to an area. Also, see death ray which is a heat ray weapon that delivers electromagnetic energy at levels that injure human tissue. The inventor of the death ray, Harry Grindell Matthews, claims to have lost sight in his left eye while developing his death ray weapon based on a primitive microwave magnetron from the 1920s. (Note that a typical microwave oven induces a tissue damaging cooking effect inside the oven at about 2 kV/m.) * Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz, Canada Safety Code 6, page 63 http://www.euitt.upm.es/estaticos/catedra-coitt/web_salud_medioamb/Informes/informes_PDF/rf/HealthCanada/99ehd237.pdf * Extremely Low Frequency Fields Environmental Health Criteria Monograph No.238, chapter 5, page 121, WHO http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/elf_ehc/en/index.html * Noninvasive Radio Frequency for Skin Tightening and Body Contouring, Frontline Medical Communications, 2013 http://www.skinandallergynews.com/fileadmin/content_pdf/san/scms_pdf/SCMS_Vol_32_No_1_Skin_Tightening.pdf

 

(Posted by Bill)

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