The follow text has been supplied by Lyn McLean who is the
Director of EMR Australia – Ed.
Is wireless radiation safe?
Two leading international authorities on the health effects of wireless radiation are presenting talks for the public in the coming weeks.
Dr Devra Davis will be speaking at a free public lecture in Kensington, Sydney, on Wednesday 18th November.
Wireless Devices & Biological Effects
What we know
What we do not know
What can we do now
Date: Wednesday 18 November 2015
Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Venue: UNSW Kensington Campus, The Law Building, theatre G02
Details and free registration at: http://www.cle.unsw.edu.au/courses-seminars/2015/10/wireless-devices-biological-effects-free-public-lecture-dr-devra-davis
Her talk is sponsored by the Australian Energy Research Institute and the UNSW CPD Faculty of Law and more details about it can be found below.
Dr Davis is also expected to present talks in other states and information about these, as they become available, will be on our website: emraustralia.com.au.
Professor Dariusz Leszczynski will be speaking in Melbourne about:
‘Wireless Radiation and Human Health Policies: How reliable is the Scientific Evidence?’ at Monash University Wednesday, 9th December, 2015, at 11AM, the Lecture Theatre of The Alfred Centre (5th floor)
‘Effects of mobile phone radiation on human endothelium’ at Melbourne University, Friday, 11th December, 2015, at 2.00PM
It is rare for such highly-regarded, independent scientists to provide free public lectures and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.
We hope to see you there!
About Devra Davis and her 18 November presentation
Disconnect: Mobile phone and wireless radiation: the gap between science and policy, and how to protect yourself and your family.
Dr. Devra Davis is an epidemiologist and toxicologist, award-winning scientist, acclaimed speaker and bestselling author. Her career has spanned academia, public policy, and public service.
Dr. Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices. She is the Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute- the first institute of its kind in the world, to examine the environmental factors that contribute to the majority of cases of cancer.
In 2007, Dr. Devra Davis founded non-profit Environmental Health Trust to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards.
Dr. Davis served as the President Clinton appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in the U.S.A. from 1994-1999, 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, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World Bank.
Dr. Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and a M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a Ph.D. in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post- Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She has authored more than 200 publications and has been published in Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association as well as the Scientific American and the New York Times and has blogged for Freakonomics, Huffington Post, Physicians for Social Responsibility, MomsRising and elsewhere.
Dr. Davis has appeared on national and local programming with NPR, Fox News, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC, PBS, BBC, and various major networks in Europe and Asia.
She was a National Book Award Finalist for her book When Smoke Ran Like Water and The Secret History of the War on Cancer was a top pick by Newsweek. Her most recent book Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family (Scribe 2015) was selected by TIME magazine US as one of the best books of the year.
With her husband, economist Richard D. Morgenstern, she lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; they have five grandchildren. She is working on her new books, Disconnect–Can You Hear Me Now? (2016), Good Vibrations–The Secret World of the Body Electric (2017), and Living on the Cutting Edge–How a Revolution in Pathology is Transforming Medicine (2018).
Dr. Davis’ presentation will outline:
- the evolution of the mobile phone and smartphone
- the background to the current radiation safety standards (SAR)
- modeling exposures to children and adults from mobile phone and wireless radiation with breakthrough animations of children’s exposure and risks
- the mobile phone and secondary insurance industries approach to this important topic
- new global studies on the health consequences of mobile/ wireless radiation policy developments:
- “The Right to Know” Law. New legislation in California U.S.A. requiring mobile phone retailers to fully disclose the radiation levels of the mobile phones and ways in which to reduce exposure.
- current requirements regarding mobile phones in Belgium, France, Israel, India, Taiwan and other high tech nations
- a proposed system “Would you give two cents?” to create funding for cross-disciplinary training in electrical engineering and medicine, identifying important data gaps and carrying out cutting edge research as Australia currently has more mobile phones than people.
In the past Australia has led the world in safety standards including:
- first country in the world to have compulsory seat belts
- leader in gun control laws
- first country in the world to implement plain packaging cigarettes
- a leader in product and food disclosure legislation
However, Australia is falling behind in addressing the significant issues associated with safe mobile phone use.
Dr. Davis’ address is compelling listening for parents and students, educators, those concerned about liability arising from mobile phone use, government legislators or any organisation in which mobile phones and wireless devices are used on a daily basis. Her address will ask you to reconsider your relationship with this essential piece of technology and provide clear tips on the path to safer use.
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NB: If you are interested in electromagnetic radiation and health in general, The NZ Journal of Natural Medicine frequently includes articles about different aspects of this topic. Issue 19, for example, includes an interview with Professor Olle Johansson on the subject of electrohypersensitivity. You can download free samples or purchase issues from our online shop at this link