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Re: Radar question
Posted by FCC (Ret) on August 6, 2018, 16:57:15, in reply to "Radar question
High-power microwaves can excite molecules and cause them to heat up (think microwave ovens, or "radar ranges" as they were once called). Human sperm (or maybe just sperm production) is heat sensitive (that's why our nuts hang out in their little sack). So if one was to expose their sack to the focused beam of a radar, one could become sterile, temporarily. I suspect to do real thermal damage one would feel pain. I think the eye is also heat sensitive, so could be at risk. There's some concern re: increased cancer risk from exposure to microwaves, but I don't think there's conclusive evidence from any reputable source.
During my time in the Navy we were always told to stand clear of any radar that was functioning because it put out radio waves that could ruin your chance for children later in life. The question I have is on the Independence class light carriers the SK radar mounted between the stacks seems pretty low so it could apparently send these waves over the flight deck when running. Are there any accounts as to the crews of these carriers being affected by the low mounted radar? I know... stupid question but I was just curious. Thanks.
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