RF biological hazards? What happened to me.
From: ESchulz531 [SMTP:ESchulz531-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 1998 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: RF biological hazards? What happened to me.
I have taken a few 16 inch arcs and they hurt but they have no lasting
effects. Yesterday I was running my tesla coil at about 100 w (60 Hz 0.01 uf
4,500 volts). I was getting 4 inch sparks to a ground. A coworker wanted me
to show the coil to some friends of his. So I did. Since the 16 inch arcs
weren't that bad I decided to show them that the secondary spark wouldn't kill
me. Like I thought I couldn't feel it at this power. After I ended up
showing 10 or so different people I called it a day. When I showed them that
the sparks wouldn't hurt me I held a metal bolt up to the secondary in my
right hand. Now the next day my right arm and my right side are really sore.
I also have some little blisters on my fingers from were I held the metal
bolt. The coil was operating at 500 kHz. By the way I also get stomach aches
when I am exposed to too much ozone.
Man, by the time I am old I will have all kinds of chemical poisoning :)