The Emerging Public Health Issue From Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies. The trillion dollar wireless communications industry has grown to dominate our lives over the past decades yet little concern has been paid by U.S. public health officials to the long term health risks from continually bathing ourselves, and our children, in electromagnetic fields.
Warnings From Around the World. Independent scientists, as well as physicians and psychologists the world over, say the human health stakes from EMF (electromagnetic field) exposures are comparable to those from tobacco and asbestos, and even greater as in this case the entire population is exposed. DNA effects, including fertility effects, experts say will likely be irreversible for the species.
Special Vulnerability of Children, Fetuses and Sperm. Children’s bodies and brains are more vulnerable and they face a longer lifetime of exposure. Exposure to electromagnetic fields in utero is correlated with health challenges such as ADHD, emotional problems, asthma, obesity and possibly Autism Spectrum Disorder, but expectant mothers and parents are not being told about the risks.
What Independent (Non-Industry Funded) Science Shows. Biological effects from the radiation emitted by cell phones, routers, portable phones, iPads, and wireless baby monitors are well documented. Decades of research, including research funded by the telecom industry itself, shows indisputable physical, mental and emotional risks, while government turns a blind eye, in effect protecting the industry, and its own economic interests, instead of public health.
Ways Other Countries Are Limiting Children’s Cell Phones and Wireless Exposures. Countries around the world, as well as the European Parliament, are advising limiting radiation exposures for children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. In the U.S., we are increasing exposures for children and infants, and the general population is virtually ignorant of effects on fetuses.
Join us on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. for a lively discussion about this emerging public health issue with leading experts from top universities. Learn ways you and your family can adjust your environments to minimize exposures and to optimize cognitive function, learning capacity and health and fertility prospects in a wireless world.
Devra Davis, PhD, MPH is founder of The Environmental Health Trust, a leading national scientific and advocacy group. Dr. Davis was Founding Director of the world’s first Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. She is author of the award winning books, “The Secret History of the War on Cancer” and “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family”. An advisor to many governments on cell phone safety and former Presidential Appointee, Dr. Davis was part of the group awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with Al Gore. She has convened several major international scientific meetings on cell phone science and testified before the U.S. Senate hearing on this topic in 2009. Dr. Davis has authored more than 190 publications in books and journals ranging from the Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association to Scientific American and the New York Times and has been featured on CNN, CSPAN, Fox News, BBC, and National Public Radio discussing various public health matters.
Hugh Taylor, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale University, author of a landmark study published in 2012 showing cell phone radiation exposure in utero leads to significantly altered brain chemistry, behavioral disorders and ADHD in animals. Dr. Taylor is an award-winning scientist who has published more than 125 articles in leading medical journals. He is the Editor–In–Chief of the journal, Reproductive Sciences.
David Carpenter, MD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Institute for Health and Environment, University of Albany School of Public Health, where he was previously Dean of the School of Public Health. Dr. Carpenter is co-editor of the landmark BioInitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org) which documents the body of science on biological effects of non-ionizing radiation, such as from cell phones, WiFi, cell towers, as well as effects of low frequency effects from electricity and power lines. He previously directed the Wadsworth Laboratory of the New York State Department of Health, and served on the President’s Cancer Panel that examined radiation exposures as they relate to cancer risk. He received his doctorate from Harvard Medical School, and has 360 publications, 40 reviews and book chapters and 12 other publications to his credit.
Martin Blank, PhD, Special Lecturer and Retired Associate Professor, Columbia University, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics; Researcher in Biolelectromagnetics; Author of the BioInitiative Report’s (Bioinitiative.org) section on Stress Proteins; Editor of the journal Pathophysiology’s special issue on Electromagnetic Fields, March 2009; and Past President, Bioelectromagnetics Society. He and colleague Reeba Goodman, PhD of Columbia University recently published “Electromagnetic fields and health: DNA based dossimetry” (2012) suggesting a new way of assessing the impact of electromagnetic fields, one that could apply across a wide range of frequencies. It proposes a biologically based measure of EMF radiation to replace the energy-based “specific absorption rate” (SAR).
Camilla Rees, MBA, founder ElectromagneticHealth.org and Health Policy Advocate. Ms. Rees co-authored “Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution” and the landmark white paper “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern”. She was a co-investigator on a study showing the impact of portable phone radiation on the heart, co-founded the International EMF Alliance (www.iemfa.org), a consortium of 85 international advocacy organizations, and started Campaign for Radiation Free Schools for parents (on Facebook). Recently, Camilla co-produced a white paper, ”Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid”, and an upcoming publication about electromagnetic fields and birds, published by the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy in D.C.
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