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Though tin foil hats do protect you from electromagnetic radiation and from some forms of ionizing radiation, they do not protect you from all possible electromagnetic radiation: In a not-too-serious-studyRead the conclusion first, it was found that tin foil hats actually amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between ...


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There's a bunch of claims and half-truths combined with some misapplied truths. First: Yes, electromagnetic waves can influence the nervous system. There are, for example, highly experimental treatments of Parkinson's and Tourette's using little electric pulse-givers embedded into the brain: http://www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons/treatment/...


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Another benefit is that it will block alpha radiation (helium nuclei) and most of beta radiation (electrons). You can read more here. Of course, this will have no significative benefit.


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I took a look at the most important sources about this, namely: Robert Jay Lifton's Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism (1961) Edgar H. Schein's Coercive Persuasion (1961) The documentary They Chose China, which is freely available online Skeptoid podcast The books do describe a top-down command from Mao Zedong that non-Communists must be put ...


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Aspartame is recommended as a food additive after review by FDA on scientific data regarding the safety of aspartame in food and the conclusions was that it is safe for the general population to consume except for people with a rare hereditary disease known as phenylketonuria (PKU) unable to metabolize phenylalanine, a component of aspartame. As of 2014, in ...


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To add to the existing answers in the long (signal) electromagnetic and in the visible wavelenghts: According to this source, Al has a high reflectance in infrared wavelenghts (>90% for near infrared radiation, >95% for far infrared). According to this paper, human skin has a reflectance around or below 10% in most of the near infrared spectrum and ...


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Referring to WHO, the scientific evidence related to possible health effects from long-term, low-level exposure to ELF fields are insufficient to justify lowering these quantitative exposure limits. Also per WHO in 2007, there is evidence only of subtle and transitory effects since majority of the studies have been carried out at exposure levels below those ...


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The statement that "a 2-inch beam [of microwaves] can be sent from a satellite, point to point, to a receiving dish on earth" is false. The limit here is diffraction across the transmitter. Being able to resolve 2 inches from orbit for visible light would require mirror bigger than the Hubble space telescope. Doing the same for microwaves would need a dish ...


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