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Media Teleclass on Cellphones and Brain Tumors
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About the Radiation Emitted by Cellular Phones and Why Parents Need to Be Especially
Concerned About the Potential Impact of this Radiation on Children.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
4:15 p.m. Eastern, 1:15 p.m. Pacific
Credentialed Journalists Please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 12/9/09 to email@example.com
Dial-In Instructions and Password Will be E-mailed
David O. Carpenter, MD
Director, Institute for Health and the Environment and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Albany, New York
David O. Carpenter, MD serves as director of the Institute for Health and Environment at University of Albany’s School of Public Health. He previously served as director of the Wadsworth Laboratory of the New York State Department of Health. Carpenter was recently named to New York’s Renewable Energy Task Force, charged with implementing plans to reduce electricity use through new energy efficiency programs in industry and government. Carpenter, who received his doctorate from Harvard Medical School, has 220 publications, 37 reviews and book chapters and 12 other publications to his credit.
L. Lloyd Morgan, BS
Lead author of the recent white paper, “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern, Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone” (http://sn.im/qxkh2)
Lloyd Morgan, BS is an electronics engineer (retired) with 38 years of industrial experience and is a brain tumor survivor. He was lead author of the recent white paper, “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern, Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone” which has received media coverage globally. He is a co-author on two epidemiological papers: “Long-term use of cellular phones and brain tumours: increased risk associated with use for > or =10 years“ (awarded “one of the top ten articles for 2007 in the journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine), and “A new electromagnetic exposure metric: high frequency voltage transients associated with increased cancer incidence in teachers in a California school”. He is also author of “Estimating the Risk of Brain Tumors from Cellphone Use: Published Case-Control Studies” published in Pathophysiology in August 2009. He was author of two legislative Acts concerning brain tumors, one in California (passed into law in 2000), and the other in the US Congress (passed into law in 2002) and currently has another Bill introduced in the US Congress, the National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Network Act (HR 653 and S 305), which mandates a comprehensive study of the leading cause of cancer death in children, brain tumors. Mr. Morgan’s professional focus is on the science showing health effects from electromagnetic fields, as well as brain tumor advocacy. He is a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and a volunteer with the National Brain Tumor Society. In 2009, at a the joint meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association, he presented an analysis of the estimated number of cellphone-related brain tumors in the U.S., projected out to 2031, based on known latency statistics for cancers related to other carcinogens, such as smoking, asbestos and ionizing radiation.
Devra L. Davis, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, and Director, Environmental Health Trust, Teton Village, WY
Devra Lee Davis is a professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and founder of The Environmental Health Trust. Dr. Davis was Founding Director of the world’s first Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Her recent book, “The Secret History of the War on Cancer”, was a top pick by Newsweek and is being used at major schools of public health, including Harvard, Emory and Tulane University. Dr. Davis was the primary organizer the recent International Conference on Cell Phones and Health in Washington, D.C. in September 2009 and was instrumental in encouraging Senate hearings on cell phones and health at that time, which were presided over by Senators Arlen Specter and Tom Harkin. Currently visiting professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, Dr. Davis’s career has spanned all areas of academia, public policy, and scientific research. President Clinton appointed Dr. Davis to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (1994-99), an independent executive branch agency that investigates, prevents, and mitigates chemical accidents. As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the United States, United Nations, World Health Organization and World Bank. She also served as a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—the group awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with the Honorable Al Gore. 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.
Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD
Director, Center for Family and Community Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Co-Author of the recent study, “Mobile Phone Use and Risk of Tumors: A Meta-Analysis” published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, October 2009
Dr. Joel Moskowitz is Director of the Center for Family and Community Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health which conducts and disseminates research on health promotion and disease prevention. The center’s mission is to improve the health of families and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area by establishing linkages between the University and government and community-based organizations, providing analytic and quantitative expertise to local communities and health agencies, and training students in prevention research and public health practice. As the UC Berkeley Prevention Research Center, it is one of 33 Prevention Research Centers supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Moskowitz’s research interests include health promotion and disease prevention, including a focus on tobacco, substance abuse prevention, evaluation research and behavioral surveillance methods. In collaboration with Korean researchers, Dr. Moskowitz was involved in a review of 23 case-controlled studies on mobile phones and tumors, involving 37,916 participants. The meta-analysis, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in October 2009, found the more robust studies showed using a mobile phone for a decade or longer resulted in increased risk for developing a brain tumor.
Camilla Rees, Moderator
Camilla Rees is Founder of ElectromagneticHealth.org, co-author with Magda Havas, PhD of the book “Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution” and a co-author of “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern”.
NOTE: Capacity for the Media Teleclass is limited. Journalists please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9th to firstname.lastname@example.org. A dial-in number and password will be emailed to you.
Thank you for your interest in this important public health issue.
An MP3 will be made available after the teleclass for the convenience of journalists unable to listen at the appointed time.