"Ongoing Research from the Indian Medical Research Council on Cell Phones and Health"
Review of epidemiology and toxicology
George Washington University
The Milken Institute School of Public Health -
950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20052
Tuesday, June 09th, 2015 - 11:30 AM
Lawmakers across our globe are developing safety rules for wireless technologies similar to laws around seat belts, lawn-pesticides, second hand smoke and tanning beds. These laws are designed to protect the public from potential harm. Emerging research shows harm at low levels of exposure to microwaves used by today's technology. Many people are unaware that wireless devices use microwaves, the same as your microwave oven. So your cordless phone, Wi-Fi, smart meter and the cell tower outside your window are in effect functioning as low-level microwave transmitters.
Dr Davis will discuss the underlying science, her recent presentations to the Canadian Parliament and the Indian government and policy around the world including India, Canada and France. US municipalities are taking action as well such as the 2015 historic unanimous passage of Cell Phone Right to Know Ordinance, by Berkeley City Council, defended by Harvard Law Prof. Lawrence Lessig. Dr. Sharma will be reviewing recent research on wireless radiation and how Indian policy is changing in response. Can we be doing more?
Meet the panel:
Dr. R.S. Sharma, Senior Deputy Director General & Scientist - G, Indian Council of Medical Research. A leader of the Indian federal government research on environmental health research.
Dr. Devra Davis, PhD MPH - Founder of the Environmental Health Trust, former Clinton Presidential appointee, founding Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences and award-winning author of Disconnect--the Truth About Cell Phone Radiation and National Book Award Finalist for When Smoke Ran Like Water
For more information, contact Janet Vasquez at 212-645-5498
The Center for Safer Wireless is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the public's understanding of wireless product safety, so that they can make more informed choices about wireless products. The organization engages in educational activities aimed at increasing the public's awareness of radiofrequency radiation, electromagnetic radiation, and the potential health implications of wireless products and technology. The organization's website is www.centerforsaferwireless.us