Everyday things that emit radiation

Learn about common products and devices that give off radiation.

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Hand-held lasers and laser pointers

Lasers, laser pointers, milliwatt, mW, hand-held, laser classifications, laser injury, toy lasers, battery-powered laser, laser diode, importing lasers, selling lasers, restricted lasers, use of hand-held lasers, use of hand-held lasers near airports, who should use hand-held lasers.

Airport full-body scanners

Safety of airport scanners, radiation from scanners, airport scanners, radiofrequency, airport scanners in Canada.

Tanning beds and lamps

Tanning bed, tanning, base tan, tanning salon, artificial tanning, dangers of tanning, reduce your risk, are tanning beds safe, tanning effects on health, cancer and tanning beds, dangers of tanning beds, tanning equipment and UV, artificial UV, ultraviolet radiation, labelling of tanning beds, myths about tanning beds, tanning equipment guidelines.

Smart meters

Meters, smart meters, health risks of smart meters, wireless device, smart meters and radiation, smart meters and radiofrequency energy, smart meter emissions, safety of hydro meters, dangers of smart meters, Safety Code 6.

Power lines and electrical appliances

Power lines, electric and magnetic fields, extremely low frequency, EMF at ELF, living near power lines, health effect from power lines, power lines and your home, power lines and schools, Canadian exposure to power lines, radiation exposure to electrical appliances, reduce your risk.


Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi equipment, health risks of Wi-Fi, Minimizing your exposure, Wi-Fi in schools.

Compact fluorescent lamps

CFL, compact fluorescent lamps, energy efficient bulbs, clean up a broken bulb safely, radiation from compact fluorescent lamps.

Wind turbines

Wind energy, turbines, turbine noise, living near turbines, safety of turbines, living near turbines, sound, wind turbine noise study, health noise study.

Cell phones and cell phone towers

Cell phones, cellular device, base station, towers, living near towers, radiation from towers, safety of towers, safety of cell phones, how to safely use cell phones, cell phones and health, exposure to cell towers, exposure to cell phones.

Personal stereo systems

iPad, iPod, iPhone, cd player, mp3 player, headphones, Bluetooth headphones, stereo, radio, portable radio, volume of music, how loud is too loud, volume of iPad, volume of mp3 player, tablets, hearing loss from music, ear buds and noise, hearing loss from headphones.


Aircraft noise, living near airports, health effects from aircraft noise, aircraft noise and your health.

Microwave ovens

Microwave oven, microwaves, safety of microwave, microwave efficiency, microwave radiation, microwave leakage, microwaves and pacemakers, microwave standard, microwave food safety.


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