Canada: iPads: How Safe Are Our Children?
vrijdag, 16 augustus 2013 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal
Bron: citizensforsafetechnology.org/iPads-How-Safe-Are-Our-Children,19,3235 .
10 juli 2013
''Most parents don't know that children should keep their iPads away from the body and that antennas in the iPad should be turned off for children's use.
''In the past few years, iPad has become many adults' best friend and children's babysitter. It is used as a computer, eBook reader, camera, video/music player, word processor, communication device, drawing tool, game pad, and more.
''iPad contains radio transmitters and receivers. When on, iPad sends and receives radio frequency (RF) energy through its antenna. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas are located behind the screen to the left of the Home button, and behind the Apple logo... A cellular antenna is located at the top edge of iPad Wi-Fi+3G, when oriented with the Home button at the bottom.''
''When ifixit.com dissected a Wi-Fi+3G iPad, they discovered not three but five antennas, including the frame of the LCD screen being a giant antenna. . . .
''. . . to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna (located under the black edge at the top of the device) away from your body or other objects...''
''This means if you don't handle the iPad exactly as instructed, the RF radiation can exceed governments' limits for human exposure. Unfortunately, most parents and teachers have no idea about this, and have never communicated the manufacturer's instructions to children who are using iPads. . . .
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Thanks to The Green Gazette for publishing this article on Page 6 of their July/August 2013 publication.
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