MOBILE PHONE EXPLOSION AND HOW IT RELATES TO COOKING GAS

Radiation from phone, not torchlight, causes gas explosion

It is obvious that cell phones are not friendly with gas appliances because the two elements travel in waves. The radioactivity of both waves can influence the atmospheric pressure of the gas against inner pressure which could eventually lead to expansion and contraction and eventually, a possible explosion.

“even a flash from a camera can spark the petrol in a can, not to talk of gas which is highly inflammable. When the two waves between a radio or television collide on the same parallel line, it is called electromagnetic jams, and a phone can ignite any highly inflammable products

Does phone radiation trigger gas explosions?

Mrs. Medina Adesola Salami, an expert in electromagnetic radiation and an Engineer of the department of Electrical Engineering, Kwara State Polytechnic, explained that electromagnetic radiation needs only a spark to ignite fire or an explosion to occur.

Engineer Salami said, “There have been various research on whether a phone can spark an explosion and many of the research have similar outcomes: It is possible because of radiation generated from sparks between two metals and gas which is subconsciously in the air.” 

“You know when you open a door, metals clash to allow the door open, that slight touch between the two metals is enough to generate a spark into an enclosed environment where gas has leaked to cause the explosion,” she pointed out.

She attributed the  second factor to a click on the phone. “The movement of radiation can also ignite a spark and when combined with a leaked gas cylinder in a room, an explosion may be imminent,” she categorically emphasised. 

“It is not the rays of light from the torchlight that causes the spark but a click on the phone is a go-ahead for two metals inside the phone to radiate a spark into the atmosphere that has gas,” Salami added. 

Conclusion 

Radiation from  a mobile phone can cause an explosion when it meets on a parallel line with the radiation from a leaking gas cylinder. So it is not  the rays of light from a phone that causes an explosion when it comes in contact with leaking gas, but a spark in the phone.

Nonetheless, experts warn the general public not to use their phones close to  gas cylinders (which could be leaking) as a major precaution.

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