|Originally posted by St_Andrew |
yeah, but would it really make an effect on the radiation? i think she meant electromagnetic fields, but im not sure... i mean, for me if it should make an effect, then it more or less got to be in between the tv and the person watching, but then it kinda defeats the purpose of having a tv? and if they have so much radiation themselves so that they can absorb the radiation from the tv (or perhaps you can draw all the radiation to you without beeing radiactive?), then i donno if i rather have a tv than some super radioactive plants
oh well, im not a physics major so i might be wrong here but doesnt make sense to me!
Heh, well, yeah, it makes sense only if the plants are between you and the TV. Now, the TV does emit some radiation, but the emission from a TV is pretty weak and harmful only to the eyes (mostly because of intense light and low refresh rate), not really to the rest of the organism (unless perhaps you stick your head onto the screen and leave it like that for 2 days). Perhaps if you want to shield the sides of the TV from emitting beta radiation (electrons) it would make sense, but beta radiation isn't really harmful, while the harmful gamma radiation can easily penetrate those plants. It's just that TVs don't emit much of that. And they're still hitting you if you stand in front of the TV which is pretty much the way most normal folk watch it.