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Fear of electricity?

  1. cloverleaffarm profile image77
    cloverleaffarmposted 6 years ago

    Fear of electricity?

    Many folks in the early part of the 1900's had unfounded fears of electricity. They thought it would give off vapors, and hurt them. Is there anything in our life time that has caused such a stir in the household?

  2. Camila14 profile image60
    Camila14posted 6 years ago

    I think a lot of people are afraid of the possible side effects of cell phones such as the radiation given off by them, and the dangers if they're kept close for long periods of time (obviously I'm referring to years of use)

  3. rocknrollcowboy profile image68
    rocknrollcowboyposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Camila14, My wife and I often talk about the possible side effects of cell phones and the possibility of radiation. We also can see the younger generation having much more severe carpal tunnel due to texting.

  4. eugbug profile image99
    eugbugposted 5 years ago

    Some people are afraid of microwaves because they think the microwave radiation somehow makes food radioactive.
    When TV appeared first, children were advised by parents not to stay up close to the screen because of the danger of X-Rays. There may have been a danger in the early days of CRT tubes but screening lessened this danger over the years and emission is well below safety limits.

 
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