Archive for June 2012
Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation with Dr. Devra Davis
Few of the world’s five billion cell phones users question whether these universal gadgets are safe. In fact, these devices that we hold to our heads and keep in our pockets work like miniature radio stations that radiate microwave energy. U.S. cell phone safety standards, set almost three decades ago prior to the era of handheld wireless technology, assume that the average call was less than six minutes. Today’s average smart phone, time of use, or user—more than half of whom are under the age of 20, their brains still developing and their skulls more susceptible than adults’. Remember: we once thought smoking was harmless.
Dr. Devra Davis, who was designated a National Book Award Finalist for When Smoke Ran Like Water (2002, Basic Books), founded Environmental Health Trust in 2007 in Teton County, Wyoming to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally.