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post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by Just_Isabel View Post
I see your point, but it is electromagnetic radiation, so calling it that isn't wrong.
But using it in a manner intended to be frightening shows a certain lack of ethical principles.

For instance, claiming that microwave radiation can cause cancer and not clarifying that it's a possible risk with all electromagnetic radiation is a pretty clearly just a scare tactic designed to try to trick people into thinking microwave radiation is related to ionizing radiation like x-rays and the like.

Radiation is an accurate term, but one that can easily be misleading.
post #42 of 44
I get that.
I haven't read the mercola article.
post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by Just_Isabel View Post
I get that.
I haven't read the mercola article.
It's pretty funny. As I mention above, I'm especially amused by the sort of language that Mercola is claiming came from reputable research sources.

If an educated person who is putting themselves forward as an authority can't even be bothered to use academic language I have to wonder how much attention they gave their research and results.
post #44 of 44
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
If an educated person who is putting themselves forward as an authority can't even be bothered to use academic language I have to wonder how much attention they gave their research and results.
Oh, like when people give you medical advice and then use mg as milligram OR microgram?
I totally agree with you. I think it is very important to use exact language in science, and if the intended audience are people without a scientific background, words that are used differently in everyday language than in a scientific context should be defined in the text to avoid unnecessary confusion and misinterpretation.
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