This pages hosts an assortment of audio presentations and interviews about electromagnetic radiation, usually focused on radiofrequency and microwaves. Generally the focus is on their potential and real health effects, as well as steps one can take to mitigate them.
Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies: Should Safety Guidelines Be Strengthened to Protect Adults, Children and Vulnerable Populations – and Should Parents, Teachers and Schools Restrict Technology Overuse among Children?
A half-day presentation at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2015
Speakers are presented below in the order they appeared at the event.
PANEL 1 – Moderator Camilla Rees, MBA, is the founder of ElectromagneticHealth.org and co-author (with Magda Havas) of “Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution.” Her website hosts many video and audio clips that are well worth exploring. Camilla speaks for a few minutes to introduce the format of the entire program, as well as to preface a short video from the recently released EMF Scientist International Appeal, as submitted to the United Nations in May 2015.
Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe is a medical doctor who has specialized in Emergency Medicine. Her experience includes surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care (neonatal and adult), leading trauma teams and teaching trauma medicine courses. She has more recently focused on offering advice and support to electrohypersensitive persons, their families and their doctors. In her talk, she reviews the biological and health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields and discusses exposure guidelines including the special vulnerability of children.
Karl Maret, MD, M.Eng.,is President of the Dove Health Alliance and a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy. In his talk, he focuses on the typical radio frequency exposure environment in a school and addresses what is a likely cumulative radiation dose during each day.
Dr. Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D., is a Psychiatrist practicing in Los Angeles. She has written the book “Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time.” She discusses how electronics cause overstimulation and dysregulation that mimics numerous psychiatric conditions and how exposure to microwave radiation magnifies these effects.
PANEL 2 – Moderator Lloyd Morgan, is a Senior Research Fellow with the Environmental Health Trust and lead author of “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern.” He briefly introduces the participants in panel 2 and provides some context for its content.
Devra Davis, Ph.D., MPH, is the founder of Environmental Health Trust and author of “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family,” plus several other books. Her presentation focuses on the risks to children and more specifically infants from exposure to wireless radiation.
Martin L. Pall, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, from the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University. For over 15 years, he has focused on the mechanisms of chronic inflammatory diseases and how various stressors can cause them. He speaks about how electromagnetic radiation opens voltage-gated calcium channels in cells leading to numerous problems.
Nesrin Seyhan, Ph.D., is a professor, Faculty of Medicine and Head of the Biophysics Deptartment at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. Her research interests include how RF and ELF fields affect biological systems, measuring electromagnetic fields and assessing the results in terms of health effects against national and international standards, and how those same standards for non-ionizing radiation affect the general public and workers. She speaks about the risk of mechanism of action and the inadequacy of the IARC cancer risk warning on extremely low frequency (electricity) and radio frequency radiation.
PANEL 3 – Moderator Ellie Marks is the Director of California Brain Tumor Association. She briefly discusses her own challenges with health problems from exposure to electromagnetic radiation and how she was able to overcome them, before introducing these panelists.
Dr. Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine at the University of California at San Diego. She has an extensive history studying Gulf War illnesses, oxidative stress among many other issues. Her talk here is focused on the results of a survey which characterizes electrohypersensitivity, compares risk factors against an unaffected control group and presents some preliminary data on genetics.
Suleyman Kaplan, Ph.D., is Professor in Medicine and the Vice Rector at Ondokuz Mayis University in Samsun, Turkey. He presents research results on pre- and post-natal exposure to cell phone radiation and how it affects the hippocampus.
Mary Redmayne, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Population Health Research on Electromagnetic Energy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She is interested in the biological and health effects of both acute and chronic, low-level pulsed radiofrequency and extremely low frequency exposures, which are typically emitted from mobile phones, tablets, WiFi, and base stations. Among other projects, she is running a pilot study on where women carry their mobile phone prior to conducting a study on women’s health and their use of transmitting devices. In her talk here, she gives an overview of how children and teens are affected by electromagnetic radiation and steps being taken internationally to protect them.
Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. He also maintains a blog on electromagnetic radiation safety. He was a key person in getting the City Council of Berkeley to recently pass an ordinance requiring that consumers be made aware of basic precautionary language regarding cell phone use. His talk is largely about the policy implications of what the other speakers already presented.