eTag devices unhealthy?

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eTag devices unhealthy?

Postby Belgian Pie » 13 Jun 2012, 14:36

Association founder and chairperson Chen Chiao-hwa (陳椒華) said the group had received complaints from drivers saying they tended to have headaches, sore eyes, felt tired or suffered other uncomfortable physical symptoms when driving after they applied the eTag to their vehicles.


That's funny ... people drive around with mobile phones in their car switched on constantly which is extremely unhealthy due to the electromagnetic waves emited by the phone (inside a closed steel encasing) ... and no one seems to have any complains about strange physical symptoms ... :ohreally: :ponder:
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Re: eTag devices unhealthy?

Postby StuartCa » 13 Jun 2012, 14:40

That's how I feel after driving in Taiwan's traffic for a few hours. Hmm maybe it's the old etc machine I have. Not the loony highway driving.
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Re: eTag devices unhealthy?

Postby finley » 13 Jun 2012, 14:45

People really are daft, aren't they. This is supposed to be a technologically-advanced country, yet apparently a good fraction of the population don't realise that a passive RF tag doesn't emit anything at all.

No more weird, I suppose, than believing that your safety on the road is all down to how much ghost money you burned lately, rather than, say, whether you're fiddling with your iPhone at 60kph.
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Re: eTag devices unhealthy?

Postby Belgian Pie » 13 Jun 2012, 15:23

Belgian Pie wrote:The eTag should only be able to receive signals from freeway toll stations — between 922.75 megahertz (MHz) and 924.24MHz — but it can actually receive signals from a broader bandwidth, Chen said.
The association’s actual experiments found that the electromagnetic radiation levels in vehicles with an eTag were about 100 to 200 microwatts per square meter higher than those without it, she said.
The electromagnetic radiation emission range of the eTag is about 15m, so anyone in the immediate vicinity of vehicles with eTags installed is exposed to their electromagnetic radiation, Chen added.


Mobile phones emitte up to 2 watt ...

I hope the guy didn't forget to turn off HIS mobile phone before messuring :roflmao: :ohreally:

While riding in a bus or MRT train, any enclosed steel vehicle you're actually in a mobile microwave device ... :D
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Re: eTag devices unhealthy?

Postby ceevee369 » 13 Jun 2012, 15:28

Belgian Pie wrote:
Association founder and chairperson Chen Chiao-hwa (陳椒華) said the group had received complaints from drivers saying they tended to have headaches, sore eyes, felt tired or suffered other uncomfortable physical symptoms when driving after they applied the eTag to their vehicles.



I bet a lot of drivers whom complained were facing something new.

Supposed instruction:
Clean the windshield with Alcohol before placing the eTag

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But it went somewhere wrong in the free land of local translations ... :whistle:
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I’m a dog shaped ashtray
I’m a shrugging moustache wearing a speedo tuxedo
I’m a movie with no plot, written in the back seat of a piss powered taxi
I’m an imperial armpit, sweating Chianti
I’m a toilet with no seat, flushing tradition down
I'm socialist lingerie
I'm diplomatic techno
I'm gay pastry and racist cappuccino
I’m an army on holiday in a guillotine museum
I’m a painting made of hair, on a nudist beach, eating McDonald's
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I’m a sentimental song
I’m a yellow tooth waltzing with wrap around shades on

Who am I?
I am Europe
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