Sunday, April 17, 2016

"Wireless Phone Radiation Risks & Public Health" April 16

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Wireless Phones: Radiation Risks and Public Health
 for kids

When:      2:30-3:30 pm, April 16, 2016 (Cal Day)
Where:    182 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

As wireless technologies, particularly cellphones, become ubiquitous in our culture, researchers have been asking the question: what, if any, impact is there from this technology on our health? Research has been conducted concerning wireless technology and cancer, reproductive health, fetal development, children's health and electromagnetic sensitivities, to name a few areas of concern.

In May of 2015 190 scientists from 39 nations signed an appeal which was submitted to the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO). All of these scientists have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the electromagnetic field (EMF) spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields used for electricity, and Radio Frequency radiation used for wireless communications. The International EMF Scientist Appeal calls upon the United Nations, the WHO, UNEP and all UN Member States to:
  • address the emerging public health crisis related to cell phones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in neighborhoods; and
  • urge that the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) initiate an assessment of alternatives to current exposure standards and practices that could substantially lower human exposures to non-ionizing radiation.
To date, 220 scientists from 42 nations who have published peer-reviewed research on EMF and biology or health have signed the Appeal.

Last May, the City of Berkeley unanimously adopted a landmark cellphone "right to know" law that has recently been enacted despite a lawsuit filed by the telecom industry.

Featured speaker

Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD
, Director, Center for Family and Community Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Moskowitz is an associate producer of the movie Mobilize: A Film about Cell Phone Radiation. His website is a valuable resource for journalists and the public. In the past year, he helped organize the International EMF Scientist Appeal ( and consulted on the Berkeley cell phone “right to know” ordinance.

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