Radiophysicist Kostin told whether satellite dishes are dangerous for health.
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In the modern world, satellite dishes are used everywhere, and it is even hard to imagine that at least one such device does not “decorate” an apartment building today. Despite the fact that they have been used for more than a year, disputes regarding their harm have not subsided so far. Whether the radiation of the dish has a detrimental effect on the body, Mikhail Kostin, head of the Department of Radio Wave Processes and Technologies, RTU MIREA, said in an interview with Life.
He stressed that it is not the antenna itself that should cause concern, but the electromagnetic radiation emanating from it when it operates in the transmitting broadcast mode. Satellite dishes installed on the facades of buildings operate exclusively in the reception mode, so the influence of the average power of the radio signal from them will be insignificant and the same regardless of the relative location of the person and the device. But it is undesirable to be near transmitting antennas, especially mobile repeaters within the city.
“As you know, in addition to antennas, electromagnetic radiation comes from household appliances, such as microwave ovens, cell phones (operating in signal transmission mode), laptops, as well as transport equipment on trains, on airplanes, etc. However, you should not be afraid of their harm : manufacturers strictly follow the established international requirements of standards for ensuring the safety of the operation of electronic equipment,” the expert concluded.