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Re: Does an ethernet hub emit appreciable quantities of radiation?

Date: Wed Jan 10 17:53:24 2001
Posted By: John Moulder, Faculty, Radiation Biology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Area of science: Computer Science
ID: 977236341.Cs

Smoking and cancer Yoel:

You ask: Is it a problem to place ethernet hub equipment (or any type of router/heavy computer equipment) near where people work, or should they be shielded in some way? Or is the amount of radiation that is emitted so negligible to be not worth the bother?

The answer to your question depends on:

The range of possible problems, causes and solutions is nearly endless.

The issues need to be much better defined before any specific answer can be given.

John Moulder
Radiation Biologist
Medical College of Wisconsin

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