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If you are a health-concerned American, the first priority will be obesity. Thirty percent are obese, and additional thirty are overweight. The proven cancer, heart, diabetic, and stroke risks are much greater. In fact, I've just started a diet to lose 35 pounds.

I'd also be more concerned with driving with cell phones (both the field and distraction)

I'm not concerned about this alleged Insight hazard.
 

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Delta Flyer said:
If you are a health-concerned American, the first priority will be obesity.
Also a first priority so that you don't exceed the passenger weight rating of the Insight! :shock:
 

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While I don't exceed 400 pounds, I don't exceed Honda's specs, but I'll exceed my doctor's specs until I get down to 175!
 

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Gaaaahh!

What about double vision? Second head? Oozing sores? Bad attitude?

Dang car...
 

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Clarification: I weigh 209, going for 175. Those who recall, I keep the seat close to the wheel. So much for my digression...
 

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Holicow said:
Gaaaahh!

What about double vision? Second head? Oozing sores? Bad attitude?

Dang car...
Could be EMF from an electric shaver, toothbrush, or weed whacker. Perhaps the artificial color in the Fruit Loops. PCBs in the tap water? :roll:

Delta Flyer, The doc told my Dad the same thing. He lost 35 pounds and never put it back on. It is possible, and certainly beneficial. Good luck. Let us know if your LMPG goes up :wink:
 

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as an electronics engineering technologist I found that to be extremely funny.... then again I work under a cellular phone cell site and live near power transmission lines ...must be the cancer affecting my brain.... :roll:
 
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Three words: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. Just what detroit needs to keep people from buying those new fangled hybrid things that pose a hazard to rescuers at the scene of a car crash....
 

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Just keep the special foil hat on my head.
Just keep the special foil hat on my head.

Just keep the special....

who said that?
 

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holicow...

You gotta be grounded with a wrist strap tied to your cell phone charger and if you don't have the special new updated version with the little propeller on top, you probably are not getting the entire value of your investment.

-- chickenlittle :shock: sez, "Anybody think about all of those unshielded 110 volt (and, gasp, 220v in Europe) wires running all over the house thru the walls and into the video diplay device you are looking at. The eyes are the path way to the brain!! :idea: "
 

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Kinky for Governor ("Why The Hell Not?")

Our resident genius and politician/author/songwriter, Kinky Friedman (and his Texas Jewboys), sang a song about Charles Joseph Whitman, the sniper in the Texas Tower in Austin so many years ago. If hybrids had been around back then, a good attorney could have mounted a possible defense... :roll: Most of you don't know this un-PC wonder... Enjoy...

Kinky Friedman's The Ballad Of Charles Whitman

He was sitting up there for more than an hour,
Way up there on the Texas Tower
Shooting from the twenty-seventh floor. Yahoo!
He didn't choke or slash or slit them,
Not our Charles Joseph Whitman,
He won't be an architect no more.
Got up that morning calm and cool,
He picked up his guns and walked to school.
All the while he smiled so sweetly
And it blew their minds completely,
They'd never seen an Eagle Scout so cruel.
Now won't you think for the shame and degradation
For the school's administration
He put on such a bold and brassy show.
The Chancellor cried, It's adolescent
And of course it's most unpleasant
But I got to admit it was a lovely way to go.

There was a rumor about a tumor
Nestled at the base of his brain.
He was sitting up there with his .36 Magnum
Laughing wildly as he bagged 'em.
Who are we to say the boy's insane ?

Now Charlie was awful disappointed
Else he thought he was annointed
To do a deed so lowdown and so mean.
The students looked up from their classes
Had to stop and rub their glasses,
Who'd believe he'd once been a Marine.
Now Charlie made the honor roll with ease,
Most all of his grades was A's and B's.
A real rip snorting trigger squeezer
Charlie proved a big crowd pleaser
Though he had been known to make a couple C's.
Some were dying, some were weeping,
Some were studying, some were sleeping,
Some were shouting "Texas # 1!"
Some were running, some were falling,
Some were screaming, some were bawling,
Some thought the revolution had begun.
The doctors tore his poor brain down,
But not a snitch of illness could be found.
Most folks couldn't figure just-a why he did it
And them that could would not admit it,
There's still a lot of Eagle Scouts around.

There was a rumor about a tumor
Nestled at the base of his brain.
He was sitting up there with his .36 Magnum
Laughing wildly as he bagged 'em.
Who are we to say the boy's in...
Who are we to say the boy' in ...
Who are we to say the boy's insane ?
 

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Insights cause cancer

Can you just imagine this guy (original subject) coming into a new car showroom to inspect the latest model with his gear to test EMFs, he must appear like the guys in ghost busters !!
I bet the sales people love it. Joking aside it may be a serious issue waiting to produce dire problems in the long term but isn't that true of just about anything we do in this world, as already mentioned. :?

Dgate
 

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Since when are magnetic fields harmful anyway? I'd like to see some evidence to back that up. Silly media.

Heh, EMF is a funny acronym to use for electro-magnetic fields. Simply because it's already used for another electronics term, electro-motive force, more commonly known as voltage. ;)
 

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Health care workers operating magnetic imaging equipment (MRI) with field strengths perhaps a million times that of an Insight wear no protective shielding. I don't worry.
 

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we don't know

I think it's a little too quick to jump to ridicule those that are concerned about EM fields. Yes, there is little convincing evidence of harmful effects, but no evidence to prove the opposite, either. The same was true just a few years ago about X-rays, radioactivity, cigarette smoke, many now banned pesticides, etc...

Why isn't it enough to just say we don't know? Any discussion is moot until we get some evidence. Until then, it's up to everybodys own preference what they want to do.
 

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You're right, we don't know. We will never really know. It is much easier to identify the significant dangers of the world, rather than the more trivial possibilities. Hey, life is fatal.

Make sure to lean back from your monitor...;)
 

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Well, we're in the Earth's magnetic field right now. Which is quite large. (Though not all that strong) In fact, I've heard that magnetic fields are quite healthy for you.

But you are right, I guess we don't know for sure.
 
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