Asked by: Adeodato Rempelscience physics
Why are some electromagnetic waves harmful?
Last Updated: 27th June, 2020
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Also asked, can electromagnetic waves be harmful?
The energy emitted by electronics isnon-ionizingradiation, meaning it does not have thecapability tobreak chemical bonds. While electromagneticradiation cannotcause immediate damage, it does interactwith our bodies,which can potentially lead to indirectdamage, especiallyfollowing long term exposure.
Secondly, why are electromagnetic waves important to humans? However, the Earth's atmosphere protects us fromexposureto a range of higher energy waves that can beharmful tolife. Gamma rays, x-rays, and some ultravioletwaves are"ionizing," meaning these waves have such ahigh energy thatthey can knock electrons out ofatoms.
Consequently, why are some electromagnetic waves harmful and others not?
because the speed of all electromagnetic wavesarethe same, wavelength decreases while frequency increases.Theshorter the wavelength, the higher the frequency. Why aresomeelectromagnetic waves harmful to you but othersarenot? the high frequencies and shorter wavelengthspenetratesbody easily.
Do electromagnetic waves cause cancer?
No mechanism by which ELF-EMFs orradiofrequencyradiation could cause cancer has beenidentified. Unlikehigh-energy (ionizing) radiation, EMFs in thenon-ionizing part ofthe electromagnetic spectrum cannotdamage DNA or cellsdirectly.