EMF Working Group call: Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World
Feb 16, 2016
As wireless technologies, particularly cellphones, become ever more ubiquitous in our culture and communication systems, 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 more then 200 scientists signed an appeal which was submitted to the United Nations, WHO, and UN Member States. These scientists have collectively published over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications. The International EMF Scientist Appeal calls upon the United Nations, the WHO, UNEP and the 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.
Join this CHE call to hear about the latest emerging research on wireless technologies and health and what this research might mean for public health policy both nationally and internationally.
Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Family and Community Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Moskowitz is the 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 (EMFScientist.org) signed by more than 200 EMF scientists and consulted on the Berkeley cell phone “right to know” ordinance.
The call will be moderated by Antoinette Stein, National Coordinator, CHE EMF Working Group. The call will last one hour and will be recorded for archival purposes. All CHE Partners are invited to join.