This presentation summarizes research on the biologic and health effects from exposure to radio frequency radiation emitted by cell phones and cell towers and discusses the implications of this research for 5G, fifth generation cellular technology.
The talk was presented on September 24, 2020 by Dr. Joel Moskowitz at the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds, University of California, San Francisco.
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D. has directed the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley since 1993. Dr. Moskowitz has published research on disease prevention programs and policies for 40 years. In 2009 he served as the senior author on a hallmark paper reviewing research on mobile phone use and tumor risk published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Since then he has translated and disseminated research on the biologic and health effects research of wireless radiation.
He is an advisor to the International EMF Scientist Appeal signed by over 240 scientists who have published more than 2,000 papers and letters in professional journals on electromagnetic fields and biology or health. In 2017 he won a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health for suppressing its own scientists' cell phone safety guidance for eight years. This resulted in the Department finally publishing cell phone health warnings.
In the past year, Dr. Moskowitz published two articles in popular venues: "We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe” on the Scientific American website, and “Regulators Steamroll Health Concerns as the Global Economy Embraces 5G” in The Washington Spectator.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to…
1. Describe what is wireless or radio frequency (RF) radiation, including 5G, and its relationship to ionizing radiation.
2. Summarize the bioeffects and health effects caused by, or associated with, RF radiation exposure.
3. Explain why current national and international RF radiation exposure limits fail to protect the health of humans and other species.