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Does this video of electromagnetic radiation from energy efficient bulbs indicate any danger?

From watching the video (and pausing it at 15 seconds), I saw that the detector had the label DT-1130 printed on the front of it. Google turned up that this was an HDE product, product code HDE-S73, ...
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Does 5G pose health risks?

I would say this is Not True Just going by the sentence you’ve highlighted: Health experts believe this increased exposure to 5G will have a devastating impact on our health. It’s already ...
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Has carbon dating indicated that live humans are 4000 years old?

The use of Carbon-14 for dating is not completely precise. In general, 500 years is the minimum and 50,000 years is the maximum due to the need to calibrate for background C-14 levels, and to have ...
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Did hundreds of birds die in a park the Netherlands? What caused it?

Seems to be true about a large number of suddenly dead birds. There are some articles in Dutch media reporting this. However the cause has not been determined and there is no mention of 5G antennas ...
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Does this video of electromagnetic radiation from energy efficient bulbs indicate any danger?

Long story short, this is utter nonsense. As guildsbounty's answer mentions, this thing claims a range of 50 Hz - 2 GHz. That's just an RF (radio frequency) broadband detector. Using a broadband ...
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Do crystals protect against EMF

No. The types of crystals advertised as "EMF blocking" are typically inert minerals which basically have no EM-field by themselves (not magnetic and having no net charge). There is nothing stopping EM ...
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Do tinfoil hats protect against any sort of radiation?

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-...
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Have 1,822 people died in Fukushima as a result of the nuclear accident?

Per World Nuclear Organization, there have been no deaths or cases of radiation sickness from the nuclear accident at Fukushima, but over 100,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes to ensure ...
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Did the fallout from American nuclear tests kill hundreds of thousands of American civilians?

Summary: This paper is emerging science, and it is too soon to know one way or the other. "Has the fallout from American nuclear tests killed hundreds of thousands of civilians as the paper suggests?"...
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Has non-TSI solar output increased over the past century in ways the IPCC climate models ignore?

Has non-TSI solar output increased over the past century in ways the IPCC climate models ignore? Probably not. What Professor Shaviv has done is shown that it is possible to make a simple climate ...
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Does radiation from sleeping next to your smartphone affect your brain patterns negatively?

Seeing this question pop up again, I want to share something. I did not write an answer before because I did not want to dig up an old question without a conclusive answer. While the claim is ...
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Has first cancer case been directly confirmed to Fukushima cleanup?

No, at least according to the information presented in the source they reference, which just doesn't actually attempt to establish any correlation. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/...
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Is the illegal nuclear waste at the Coldwater Creek Nuclear Landfill a risk to public health?

The Claim I'm challenging: this article claims that an "expert" says it's fine. Sasa Mutic is a PhD in radiooncology and the chair of the radiation safety committee at Washington School of ...
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Are Australia's 5G radiation safety standards at least one hundred times laxer than of 6 other listed countries?

This looks, at best, to be a careless mistake if not an intentional lie. The key problem is that mW/m2 is no longer considered a meaningful standard. Here are the Australian government's current ...
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Do elevators increase radiation from cell phone use?

Resonant Cavity Resonance will turn out to be one important factor that could cause increased radiation at certain spots, so let's take a minute to understand this. The same effect that we observe ...
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Is wireless charging harmful?

TL;DR Probably no. Unless it was powerful enough to cause damage through heating or immediately shock you. About wireless charging For most cellphones, wireless charging is done according to Qi or ...
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Are child thyroid cancer rates around Fukushima 20—50x higher?

When one reviews the comments of the Director General report of IAEA in Aug 2015 to the Tsuda et.al's study, there are valid issues noted which will need to be addressed in the future by Tsuda et.al ...
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Did hundreds of birds die in a park the Netherlands? What caused it?

Is it true that hundreds of birds have died in this park? Yes. If it is true, has a cause been positively determined? There appears to still be no certainty about the cause. Both the Natural ...
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Has non-TSI solar output increased over the past century in ways the IPCC climate models ignore?

A partial answer, based on the 2011 paper, Quantifying the role of solar radiative forcing over the 20th century, by Shaviv and Shlomi Ziskin: Well, it turns out Shaviv and Ziskin do not make clear ...
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Is food in Alberta, Canada contaminated with radioactivity?

First, the limit for foodstuffs of Cs-134 and Cs-137 is 1,000 Becquerels per kilogram according to the linked page. The student (or the reporter) says that the IEAE limits are "1,450 counts in 10 ...
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Is beer safe after a nuclear event

Yes, it is true, the beer is safe to drink if it was closed. As it is would be with any food product, even water. If they were open, both could be contaminated with radioactive material from the air. ...
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Is there a scientific consensus that "no level of [ionizing] radiation is safe"?

No! There is no scientific consensus that sufficiently low doses of ionising radiation are unsafe. First, you have two different claims here. "Scientists agree that Linear No Threshold (LNT) is ...
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Do granite tiles emit radioactive radon gas?

The EPA article, Radiation Protection - Granite Countertops and Radiation confirms that granite tiles do in fact emit radon gas: Any type of rock could contain naturally occurring radioactive ...
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Is it possible to block the radiation emitted from cell phones?

Per the FTC, there is no scientific proof that so-called shields significantly reduce exposure from these electromagnetic emissions. "In fact, products that block only the earpiece or another small ...
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Could 5G make weather satellites less effective?

This issue was discussed during the last World Radiocommunication Conference, held in November 2019 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), under Agenda Item 1.13. The ITU has worked on ...
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Has non-TSI solar output increased over the past century in ways the IPCC climate models ignore?

No SkepticalScience discusses various ways people have tried to claim that the sun has caused the recent warming of Earth, and they're just generally not justifiable. There are a number of studies ...
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Do cellphones pose any harm to pacemaker users?

Yes, in some cases. The risk seems to depend on the cell phone and pacemaker involved. Apparently there's no conflict in some cases, while there can be in other cases. The American Heart ...
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Can ionizing radiation be seen in videos taken on a mobile phone?

Plausible Not a scientific paper, but Q&A from Health Physics Society describes experiment with disassembled CCD and CMOS sensors. [...] it is true that both the charge-coupled silicon ...
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Does eating food which was exposed to *ionizing* EM radiation pose a health risk?

The United States General Accounting Office wrote in a Report to Congressional Requesters in 2000: Scientific studies conducted by public and private researchers worldwide over the past 50 years ...
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Is radioactive decay the cause of the high temperature of the Earth's core?

I want to answer the second part of the question: I find it hard to believe since volcanoes aren't know for spewing long half-life materials. The calculations of heat generated by radioactive ...
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