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Re: Radar question
Don't forget to factor radar power into the equation when deciding where to sit.
Per this article: http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/facts/fs226/en/
You have basically hit the nail on the head. Hazard falls off sharply as distance from emitter increases. Tissue damage can happen, but you need to practically sit on the emitter.
They told you a bit of an over-generalization.
Right on top of the emitter, most could be harmful. But as distance increases, hazard decreases, for most type of radar. The other variable besides distance is the frequency (wavelength) of the radar. Most types are not hazardous at a reasonable distance.
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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