Question Does Bluetooth connection creates a good amount of radiation?

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I have avoid using Bluetooth for many years, unless really necessary and no other option.

Now, I want to start using it more intensively, because I want to send a lot of files between
my laptop and mobile phone.

I'd like to know if Bluetooth connection would create a good amount of radiation that is not good for human body? Is it proved to be safe or is there still argues or doubts on this topic?
 

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There will always be someone who claims there is something wrong with it, but it does not operate on a frequency that affects the human body.
Many years ago, I asked a dentist who was very nice and whom I respected so much if dental x-ray was bad for health. He was a super professor and professional specialist in his area. He said that natural radiation from our environment every day was far more than a few x-ray films, he also explained to me that our food taken could often contain radiation. After explanation to me, he instructed the nurse to take x-ray for me and then he quickly retreated from the room. Since then I am very unhappy and I often have doubts. Sorry
 

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At the dentist you get exposed to small, short, direct bursts once every 6 months (if you go regularly), the dentist performs the treatment day in and day out, dozens of times a day, for years.
You are also wearing a lead coat, hes not.
Of course hes going to step out of the room, its easier than suiting up and sitting in there with you.

Low level x-ray radiation is also on the complete opposite side of the electro magnetic spectrum from bluetooth ranges.
 

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If it makes u feel better, the olden days when we didn't have all these technology, average lifespan expectation were much lower, so now with man-made radiation everywhere, we are living longer. NET PLUS. That's all u can do.
I did think of this issue before. I think we live longer because we have a better
and more comfortable man-made working environment and shorter working
time for most of the average people which largely outweighs the risk of
radiation. Also, much better medicine. Radiation is radiation. Radiation alone will not make us live longer, but will it harm us so much? This is a question.
 

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At the dentist you get exposed to small, short, direct bursts once every 6 months (if you go regularly), the dentist performs the treatment day in and day out, dozens of times a day, for years.
You are also wearing a lead coat, hes not.
Of course hes going to step out of the room, its easier than suiting up and sitting in there with you.

Low level x-ray radiation is also on the complete opposite side of the electro magnetic spectrum from bluetooth ranges.
I took dental x-ray for a couple of times in the past few years. Unfortunately, no dentists let me wear a lead coat.
 
We all getting radiation and chemicals everyday, is the dosage, and evolution has adapted us to tolerate some amount of these.

Eventually, StarTrek technology will find a way to look through our bodies without x-ray, meanwhile, are u gonna tell the doctor, "no x-ray! even if there maybe a cancer in you?" u choose.

Last time I questioned my dentist, he said, "oh you are safe, we using DIGITAL x-ray now!" I think he was B.S.ing me.
 

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We all getting radiation and chemicals everyday, is the dosage, and evolution has adapted us to tolerate some amount of these.

Eventually, StarTrek technology will find a way to look through our bodies without x-ray, meanwhile, are u gonna tell the doctor, "no x-ray! even if there maybe a cancer in you?" u choose.

Last time I questioned my dentist, he said, "oh you are safe, we using DIGITAL x-ray now!" I think he was B.S.ing me.
B.S.ing ? what does that mean? Sorry English isn't my first tongue....
 
Do you use wifi? Do you use a cell phone, or a cordless phone? Both of these emit radiation with similar frequency to Bluetooth. If you're not worried about those you have no reason to worry about Bluetooth.
 
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Many years ago, I asked a dentist who was very nice and whom I respected so much if dental x-ray was bad for health. He was a super professor and professional specialist in his area. He said that natural radiation from our environment every day was far more than a few x-ray films, he also explained to me that our food taken could often contain radiation. After explanation to me, he instructed the nurse to take x-ray for me and then he quickly retreated from the room. Since then I am very unhappy and I often have doubts. Sorry
There is a very good reason doctors don't stay in the room during radiation things, they do it all day, you don't. If you eat one cookie a day, it's fine, if you stand there and eat a bag every day, not so much. I worked in IT for years in hospitals and also in medical research facilities where there are things like CAT scan machines, nuclear medicine for cancer treatments, portable xray machines in operating rooms, etc... I don't feel any worse now than I did 20 years ago when I started.

And food does contain radiation, fluoride for example is radioactive, the stuff that is often added to water and in toothpaste. Bananas are also one of the more radiactive foods, you don't see a lot of monkeys running around dropping of radiation poisoning do you?

xrays, etc.. are also a very different thing from bluetooth or WiFi, or your microwave. Do you run and hide in another room if you use a microwave? Or tell people to not use a phone around you? Or not go into building with WiFi? If you walk down the road you are going into contact with 1,000 phones that likely have their bluetooth and wifi going. Having yours on is not really going to make any difference.

In your case, using bluetooth to move files around is not really a good solution, why not use cloud storage so you can just access the same thing on both devices without having to copy anything?
 
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And food does contain radiation, fluoride for example is radioactive, the stuff that is often added to water and in toothpaste. Bananas are also one of the more radiactive foods, you don't see a lot of monkeys running around dropping of radiation poisoning do you?
I agree with what you're trying to say, but fluoride isn't radioactive and monkeys don't actually eat bananas...
 

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I am wondering if there are different kinds of radiation. Is the radiation from the sun or from the food the same as the radiation from the man-made device like bluetooth or x-ray?

All I know about radiation is - Radiation. But what radiation actually is, from the microscopic point of view? I have no idea. Are they the same radiation no matter where they are from?
 

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What you think of when you hear radiation is atomic radiation, something like alpha or beta particles coming off of a decaying atom: This kind of radiation is very high energy and bad for you.
Everything else in the universe also gives off radiation, specifically electromagnetic radiation, which is just a type of wave. Heat is electromagnetic radiation, so is xrays, microwaves, radio waves, ultraviolet, visible light, and so on. Each type has a different wavelength and therefore energy.

If you want to learn more, look up the electromagnetic spectrum.
Yes its radiation in the sense its energy moving from one object to another, but its not radiation in the atomic sense.
 

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As gam3r01 said, electromagnetic radiation is everywhere. Bluetooth operates using a simmilar type of radio frequency around 2.4ghz, simmilar to garage door openers, baby monitors, 2.4ghz wifi systems, and cell phones. A typical Bluetooth headphones typically work at a short range, so they only need emit a very small amount of electromagnetic radiation, an amount so low that is non-harmful. Before being concerned about Bluetooth, things like cellphones are much more worrisome.
 
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The sun emits electromagnetic radiation as infrared. If you are out on a cloudy day for a short period of time, not much electromagnetic radiation is present, so, just like Bluetooth, you wont get hurt.
If you are out in a tee shirt on a cloudless and sunny day for a long time, you are likely to get burned and this can lead to skin cancer.
Even though infared and Bluetooth are not the same, they are both electromagnetic radiation and the same principles apply: small amounts of radiation like the amt emitted by Bluetooth, aren't harmful. Large amounts of radiation are not healthy. Electromagnetic radiation in the form of Bluetooth is not near powerful enough to cause any burns or cancer, just the way a small amount of exposure to electromagnetic radiation under the sun won't hurt you.
 
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I am wondering if there are different kinds of radiation. Is the radiation from the sun or from the food the same as the radiation from the man-made device like bluetooth or x-ray?

All I know about radiation is - Radiation. But what radiation actually is, from the microscopic point of view? I have no idea. Are they the same radiation no matter where they are from?
Yes there is many types of radiation. This is why there are people running around worried about everything, they just don't understand it.

Radiation is just something that radiates from something else. Heat is radiation, Plutonium emits radiation, x-ray is radiation, gamma ray is radiation, light is radiation, heck if you spit, your spit can be called radiation technically.
 
The sun emits electromagnetic radiation as infrared. If you are out on a cloudy day for a short period of time, not much electromagnetic radiation is present, so, just like Bluetooth, you wont get hurt.
If you are out in a tee shirt on a cloudless and sunny day for a long time, you are likely to get burned and this can lead to skin cancer.
Even though infared and Bluetooth are not the same, they are both electromagnetic radiation and the same principles apply: small amounts of radiation like the amt emitted by Bluetooth, aren't harmful. Large amounts of radiation are not healthy. Electromagnetic radiation in the form of Bluetooth is not near powerful enough to cause any burns or cancer, just the way a small amount of exposure to electromagnetic radiation under the sun won't hurt you.
This isn't really correct. The sun's radiation contains a range of frequencies, from infrared to ultraviolet. UV is ionizing radiation (radiation above a certain frequency which is especially harmful), and is what will burn you and potentially lead to skin cancer. Bluetooth uses 2.4 GHz which is nowhere near UV, and thus the risks associated with it are different than the risks associated with UV.
 

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I agree with what you're trying to say, but fluoride isn't radioactive and monkeys don't actually eat bananas...
Had to look it up since I was going from memory, about fluoride, of course it's not much, is harmless, but it's there. Just like in other things we use every day.

In written communications to the author, EPA Office of Drinking Water official Joseph A. Cotruvo and Public Health Service fluoridation engineer Thomas Reeves have acknowledged the presence of radionuclides in fluorosilicic acid.

Radon-222 is not an immediate threat because it stops emitting alpha radiation and decays into lead-214 in 3.86 days. Lead-214 appears to be harmless but it eventually decays into bismuth-214 and then into polonium-214. Unless someone knew to look for specific isotopes, no one would know that a transmutation into the polonium isotope had occurred.

Polonium-210, a decay product of bismuth-210, has a half-life of 138 days and gives off intense alpha radiation as it decays into regular lead and becomes stable. Any polonium-210 that might be present in the phosphate concentrate could pose a significant health threat. A very small amount of polonium-210 can be very dangerous, giving off 5,000 times more alpha radiation than the same amount of radium. As little as 0.03 microcuries (6.8 trillionths of a gram) of polonium-210 can be carcinogenic to humans.

The lead isotope behaves like calcium in the body. It may be stored in the bones for years before turning into polonium-210 and triggering a carcinogenic release of alpha radiation.

Drinking water fluoridated with fluorosilicic acid contains radon at every sequence of its decay to polonium. The fresher the pollution concentrate, the more polonium it will contain.
 
Hmm, sounds like it's contaminates/impurities in the fluorosilicic acid, not fluoride itself, that's radioactive. Still, I wasn't aware that fluoride in water was commonly contaminated with (weakly) radioactive particles, not the most comforting of thoughts lol.
 

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Hmm, sounds like it's contaminates/impurities in the fluorosilicic acid, not fluoride itself, that's radioactive. Still, I wasn't aware that fluoride in water was commonly contaminated with (weakly) radioactive particles, not the most comforting of thoughts lol.
That's why the toothpaste makers say you will have "a glowing smile" hehe

There are a few good sci fi stories having to do with Earth and radioactivity, Asimov dealt with it a few times in Foundation and I think Robots and Empire series when they were looking for the home planet and trying to find why life evolved there the best. I won't go into details to spoil things, but it's likely you read those anyway.
 
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