‘Electromagnetic Pollution Solutions’ at NYC’s Left Forum May 22, 2016
The leading U.S. progressive forum, The Left Forum—to be held in New York City at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice May 22, 2016—will be host to two programs on electromagnetic fields and health:
- “Drunk on Wireless?”
Public Health Consequences of Cell Phone and Wireless Exposures
Are Begging for Society’s Attention
10:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.
Session 5 Room 1.114
- “Electromagnetic Pollution Solutions”
Protecting our Homes and Communities—then Taking Action at the
Federal Level Where Critical Changes Must Take Place
12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Session 6, Room 1.114
Leading activists along with medical, scientific, EMF remediation and legal experts will be on the panels.
Register with the Left Forum (www.TheLeftForum.org) for an inexpensive weekend pass to all the presentations at what is the country’s largest progressive forum with over 4,000 attendees. Please direct all questions to The Left Forum.
Workshop Intro – Electromagnetic Pollution Solutions
We have a choice—to bury our heads in the sand or to face the serious health challenges being caused by the proliferation of cellular and wireless technologies, including the coming WiFi from space. In this Workshop, we’ll focus on 4 themes in an interactive dialogue format focused on solving the present quagmire—1) first, how to create low-EMF homes and make smart lifestyle choices for optimal functioning and prevention; 2) how to educate local communities and state and local governments on the risks of cell phones and wireless technologies in public spaces, and on the need for accommodation of electrically sensitive persons; 3) how to work within the D.C. political system, and with the media, to spur more truth-telling and effective regulation; and 4) how to appeal to industry players on ethical grounds, to benefit from the emerging trend toward conscious capitalism. We’ll look at several thorny issues in the telecom sector that need to be unraveled, like the need to restore state and local governments’ rights to limit cell towers and antennas on health or environmental grounds (eliminated by the Telecom Act of 1996), and the industry-protective, too narrowly focused FCC telecommunications safety guidelines, which don’t consider the biological effects of radiofrequency radiation at low power (non-thermal) levels or risks from chronic and long-term exposure. Join us for this solutions-oriented interactive dialogue on one of the most important public health issues of our day.
Sponsor: Occupy EMF Harm
Camilla Rees is founder of ElectromagneticHealth.org, co-author of Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Radiation; co-founder of the International EMF Alliance; Advisor to the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy, and the Institute for Building Biology and Ecology; Member, U.S. Health Freedom Congress; and Affiliate, Social Venture Network. She was an Executive Producer of “Take Back Your Power,” and edited the landmark paper, “Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid”.
Oram Miller is a certified Building Biology™ Environmental Consultant, Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist, New Home Healthy Building Consultant and long-time instructor at the Institute for Building Biology™ & Ecology (IBE). Based in Los Angeles, Oram provides on-site EMF evaluations for clients with EMF sensitivities and for homebuyers, builders and remodelers. He is involved in curriculum development for IBE seminars and plays an integral role in its conference planning.
Emil DeToffol, engineer, former dentist and founder of online retailer Less EMF Inc., experts in EMF measurement and remediation. Less EMF Inc. supplies over 300 EMF safety products from around the world to consumers, contractors, home-builders and environmental consultants, including EMF meters and shielding, low EMF appliances and books on the topic. Based in Albany, NY, he is the go-to guy for EMF protection supplies in the U.S.
Patti Wood, Executive Director, Grassroots Environmental Education, advocates for clean air, clean water and a safe food supply and for stricter regulation of non-ionizing radiation and chemical toxins. She lectures on environmental topics at Adelphi University in the College of Nursing and Public Health, co-produced the documentary “Our Children at Risk” and authored “The ChildSafe School,” a program promoting a comprehensive approach to reducing environmental toxins in schools.
Jim Turner, Founding Partner, Swankin & Turner law firm in Washington, D.C.; Board Chair, Citizens for Health; Co-founder, Voice for H.O.P.E., (Healers of Planet Earth); and Chairman, National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy (NISLAPP). Through NISLAPP he is focused on emerging risks, such as to privacy, security and health related to the widespread proliferation of cell phones and wireless technologies. Turner, a Democrat, is co-author of Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life with Republican Lawrence Chickering, a policy analyst, attorney and research fellow at the Hoover Institution.