Published on December 14th, 2013 | by No Artificial
Our Exposure To Cell Phone Radiation
Artist Nickolay Lamm has created a series of illustrations that visualize what cell phone radiation might look like if it were visible.
The illustrations were created in collaboration with with two professors of electrical and computer engineering — Danilo Erricolo at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Fran Harackiewicz at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Cell phone networks across the country are made up of multiple hexagonal areas, each of which is called a cell.
Each cell tower sits at the intersection of three cells and each of the three directional antennas on top of the tower covers a 120-degree slice of the landscape.
The picture above presents a “hexagonal grid of cellular base-station sites” that covers Chicago.
The image also shows “antenna signal extending beyond the original cells” that provides coverage over part of Lake Michigan.
Here, cell sites on top of buildings provide much wireless coverage for New York City. The hexagon pattern is a theoretical grid for antenna placement.
Here Lamm presents how a long-distance cell tower radiates over the Hollywood Hills.
And the image below shows the coverage provided by a base station located at the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington D.C. The different colors represent the radiation’s different frequencies, which allow mobile users to make calls without experiencing interference.
In 2012, the World Bank announced that mobile signals reached three-quarters of the people on earth. Now we can understand the radiation network that envelopes us on a daily basis.
According to the research led by Professor Darius Leszczynski, of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland, normal levels of mobile phone radiation may harm the brain.
The study suggests that microwaves from cell phone handsets may increase leakage of the natural barrier that protects the brain from toxic substances.
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