Obama, Congress, Governors and Journalists Warned on Hazards of Wireless Technologies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peterborough, Canada, July 2, 2009
A report on the hazards of wireless technologies co-authored by Trent University Assoc. Professor Magda Havas, PhD was mailed this week by The National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy (“NISLAPP”) in Washington, D.C. to President Obama and his Administration, the U.S. Congress, state Governors, and to thousands of health and environmental journalists.
Legislators and journalists are being urged to learn about the health consequences of microwave radiation exposure from cell phones, neighbourhood antennas, wireless networks, wireless routers, DECT portable phones, and the potential health consequences of further chronic exposures from wireless broadband and new wireless utility technologies.
Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution, co-authored by Camilla Rees, Founder of www.ElectromagneticHealth.org, and Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University, reviews the independent science on the health hazards of microwave radiation and offers recommendations to the public on how to live more safely in a wireless world.
NISLAPP Chairman, James Turner, Esq., who also is Chairman of Citizens for Health, a leading health advocacy organization, states,
“We believe it is essential that President Obama and his administration, legislators, other government officials, health care providers and journalists become educated on the hazards of electromagnetic fields so that a dialogue can begin about how to safely meet our nation’s communications objectives without jeopardizing the health of this generation and those to come. Congress must take steps now to educate the public on how to protect health, halt nationwide wireless broadband until legislators are better educated on the potential short and long-term health effects, and encourage innovative solutions to this difficult set of circumstances, where technologies have been introduced without adequate pre-market health testing or post-market surveillance.”
The National Institute for Science, Law, and Public Policy (NISLAPP) was founded in 1978 to bridge the gap between scientific uncertainties and the need for laws protecting public health and safety. Its overriding objective is to bring practitioners of science and law together to develop intelligent policy that best serves all interested parties in a given controversy. NISLAPP’s focus is on the points at which these two disciplines converge.
Dr. Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University, Canada, where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of environmental contaminants, including radiofrequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity and ground current. She has served as expert witness on matters dealing with electrical pollution in both Canada and the United States, and has been advisor to non-profits, including Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution in Canada, Council on Wireless Technology Impacts and EMR Policy Institute in the U.S., HESE in the U.K. and National Platform Stralingscrisco’s in the Netherlands.
A copy of the media release issued by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy can be viewed at http://sn.im/15qf.
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For information contact:
Dr. Magda Havas, Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org, (705) 748-1011 ext 7882. Journalists writing a story may leave a message at (641) 715-3900 ext 61768#.