If you’re truly paranoid and delusional, you’ve certainly thought of using aluminum foil helmets to ward off dangerous radio signals.

Is this practice effective, though?  No!  In fact, you might make the situation worse! 

An MIT group disects the science behind aluminum foil helmets and comes up with this conclusion:

The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz. According to the FCC, These bands are supposedly reserved for ”radio location” (ie, GPS), and other communications with satellites (see, for example, [3]). The 2.6 Ghz band coincides with mobile phone technology. Though not affiliated by government, these bands are at the hands of multinational corporations.

It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC. We hope this report will encourage the paranoid community to develop improved helmet designs to avoid falling prey to these shortcomings.

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Link here via John Murrell

 

Alex Eckelberry