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Why system administrators do not love cactuses

It already became the talk of the town that system administrators (programmers, service engineers) do not love cactuses, especially those cactuses which nest in front of monitors of the computers served by them much. It is considered that cactuses prevent to serve the personal computer. Here also system administrators try to fight against cactuses and their owners and unsuccessfully.

The matter is that one of the Russian okolokompyyuterny legends says that cactuses reliably protect the user of the personal computer from the harmful electromagnetic radiation of the monitor. Therefore the vast majority of users carefully surround the monitors (and both ELT, and LCD monitors!) various cactuses, kaktusyata and kaktusenka (everything depends on that, how many an empty seat!) . And those at whom system units stand on a table equip with cactuses and them too. Just in case put cactuses and near printers, scanners, faxes and modems. And how? To be protected, to be protected so!

As everything began

the Early scientific studies concerning harmful effects of radiation of monitors on a human body began in 1984 in Canada. Numerous addresses for them to local medical institutions of patients with similar symptoms (a depression, fatigue, headaches) which nobody could explain became an occasion. As a result it was succeeded to prove that the electromagnetic radiation of the monitor causes diseases of heart, nervous system and reduces immunity.

The similar conclusions drawn by scientists worldwide led to the fact that since 1987 for all monitors obligatory certification was entered. It was accepted several standards defining quite strict requirements to monitors (and to others to representatives office equipment) for decrease in intensity of electromagnetic radiation. As a result the firms releasing monitors found and introduced many new technical solutions which helped to make the monitor the safest (as far as it is possible now) for the user.

At the end of 80 - x years of last century, almost along with researches of harmful effects of radiation of monitors on a human body, in the press information on what allegedly rescues an ordinary cactus from electromagnetic radiations for the first time flew. PC users right there responded, arranged the monitors with cactuses and felt - at last! - in safety.

By the way, many monitors are equipped with the inscription Low Radiation ( low radiation ). But for the Russian users of the personal computer this inscription took the return effect and added fuel to the fire. And as, - the word Radiation is clear to us without the translation! .

Whether from the point of view of science

is Rescued by a cactus from monitor radiation? What is told about it by science?

A the science says that many plants (and cactuses including) really grow better in conditions of the increased electromagnetic radiation. It also generated wrong opinion that such plants absorb radiation.

There passed years, but the legend is hardy. And though most of users of personal computers nowadays do not trust in this legend any more, but cactuses near the monitor hold

the Author of article works as the system administrator and treats protective properties of cactuses very and very skeptically, BUT ma - and - an alenky cactus near the monitor - just in case! - holds: it is considered that the cactus protects even those who do not believe in its protective properties!.

Yes store cactuses our health!