EHT Founder to Present Compilation of Guidelines Adopted Around the World to Minimize Potential Health Risks from Cell Phone Use
Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, President of Environmental Health Trust, will unveil a global summary of cell phone safety laws and regulations at the Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields and Its Effects, to be held at the Yildiz Technical University Auditorium in Istanbul, Turkey on October 7-8.
The document, titled “Worldwide Cell Phone Safety Recommendations and Policies,” reveals the wide array of guidelines in place around the world aimed at reducing and preventing health risks from cell phone use.
The document summarizes new and unprecedented safety measures adopted in San Francisco, France, Israel, Russia, and the United States including those adopted by the US Federal Communications Commission, as well as other localities in California, Maine, Wyoming, Oregon, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. It continues with a look at international advisories adopted by Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Finland, France, United Kingdom and Russia. Completing the document is a roundup of jurisdictions that encourage limiting the use of cell phones by children, including India, Israel, Switzerland, Germany, Korea, United Kingdom, France, Japan and Canada.
The Symposium, which is being jointly sponsored by Environmental Health Trust, the Istanbul Chamber of Physicians, the Istanbul Chamber of Electrical Engineers and the Istanbul Bar Association, provides an unprecedented interdisciplinary forum to examine the latest research on the impact of cell phone radiation on human health and explore policy options for protecting public health. Dr. Davis said, “This Symposium represents a truly international effort to focus the world’s attention on the ongoing risks posed by the use of cell phones and simple ways to reduce those risks. New studies conducted by Turkish researchers confirm that cellphone radiation poses health threats to children and to pregnant women and make the case for expanding global efforts to deal with this vital health issue.” About Environmental Health Trust
Environmental Health Trust (EHT) educates individuals, health professionals and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Current multi-media projects include: local and national campaigns to ban smoking and asbestos; working with international physician and worker safety groups to warn about the risks of inappropriate use of diagnostic radiation and cell phones, promoting research and awareness of environmental causes of breast cancer, and building environmental wellness programs in Wyoming and Pennsylvania to address the environmental impacts of energy development, the built environment and radon. EHT was created with the goal of promoting health and preventing disease one person, one community and one nation at a time. Capitalizing on growing public interest in Dr. Devra Lee Davis’s three popular books, When Smoke Ran Like Water, a National Book Award Finalist, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and Disconnect–The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What Industry Has Done to Hide It and How to Protect Your Family, as well as recent documentary films, the foundation’s website offers clear, science-based information to prevent environmentally based disease and promote health, for the general public, children, and health professionals. For more information about getting involved in the numerous special projects spearheaded by the EHT, please log on to www.ehtrust.org.
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