FEATURED:  Martin Blank Sad news (via @MicrowaveNews)

FEATURED:  Martin Blank Sad news (via @MicrowaveNews)

Martin Blank has died at the age of 85. A former @Columbia Univ prof, Blank was a long-time EMF researcher, best known for his collaboration with CU’s Reba Goodman and his 2014 book, “Overpowered.” He called himself an “unlikely activist” and urged people to practice precaution.

Via Joel M:

Dr. Martin Blank passed away. He was an advisor to the International EMF Scientist Appeal and was featured in the video announcing the Appeal. 

We send our condolences to his family members.

From his obituary:

As a leading expert on the health effects of electromagnetic radiation, Dr. Blank was a strong advocate for the use of science to create a better and healthier world.

Dr. Blank published over 200 papers and reviews, authored numerous books, held appointments at eleven leading universities around the world and the US Office of Naval Research. He organized and led many meetings, including two World Congresses on Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, and he started the Gordon Research Conferences on Bioelectrochemistry. He has been Chairman of the Organic and Biological Division of the Electrochemical Society, President of the Bioelectrochemical Society, President of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and has been on editorial boards of Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, and Electromagnetic Medicine and Biology. In 2014 his book, “Overpowered” (7 Stories Press), which summarized his findings regarding the potential dangers of electromagnetic radiation, was published.

Through his work, Dr. Blank established himself as one of the strongest voices globally in the quest to better understand and regulate the health effects of electromagnetic fields.

Dear friend: I wish to share with you the sad news that my father, Dr. Martin Blank, has passed away at the age of 85. He did so peacefully, in his sleep, this past Wednesday, June 13.

Dr. Martin Blank 1933 – 2018

Please see the following link for the obituary written and approved by his family: 


The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations shall be made to the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, for which Dr. Blank was an advisor. Donations may be made via PayPal. 

1) Visit https://emsafetyalliance.org/ 

2) Scroll to the bottom of the page

3) Click the ‘Donate’ button.

Memorial proceedings are TBD. 


Ari R Blank