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Modeling & Measuring Exposures to Wireless Technology, a workshop of the Bioelectromagnetics Society confronts growing policy challenge

Jun 17, 2015

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A Scientific Workshop of the Bioelectromagnetics Society

June 18, 2015

Asilomar, Carmel, California

 

(Carmel, California, June 18, 2015)  This hands-on real-time demonstration workshop of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (www.bioem2015.org)  sponsored by the non-profit virtual think tank, Environmental Health Trust (https://eht.msdesign-dev.com), explores how to model and measure wireless technology that is reaching into every corner of our lives, connecting us in ways never before imagined, improving our capacity to respond to emergencies and share information around the world.  The Internet of Things is estimated to consist of nearly 50 billion devices that operate in our homes and on our persons by the end of this decade.  At the same time, wireless transmitting devices can disrupt traditional family patterns, affect brain development and learning abilities in children, and possibly alter the risks of cancer, reproductive damage, and other medical problems among users.

This workshop will include state of the art demonstrations from former and current industry and non-profit experts measuring or modeling emissions of microwave radiation received and sent from cell phones, tablets, cordless phones and other devices and review artist renderings of multiple exposures to wireless radiation. It will include scientific updates from laboratories sponsored by the North American Treaty Organization and government in Turkey and Brazil, and the Medical Research Council of India regarding the health impacts and evaluation of exposures to cell phones and other wireless transmitting devices.  Current policy controversies will be depicted in an effort to promote a full and frank exchange.  Special break out groups will conduct a speed exercise to identify important data gaps and research priorities to advance the capacity to model and measure wireless exposures.

About Environmental Health Trust
Environmental Health Trust (EHT) is the only organization in the world that is both conducting cutting edge research on cell phone radiation and public health campaigns to raise awareness of the health risks of wireless radiation. EHT educates individuals, health professionals and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Currently, EHT is raising health concerns about wireless in schools and recommending safe hardwired internet connection installations. More information about EHT and its programs is located at www.EHtrust.org and on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EHTrust

 

About BEMS

The Bioelectromagnetics Society promotes the exchange of ideas to advance the science of natural and applied electromagnetic fields in biology and medicine. The Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) was established in 1978 as an independent organization of biological and physical scientists, physicians and engineers interested in the interactions of electromagnetic fields with biological systems. BEMS is an international society with members from approximately 40 different countries and regions around the world. It is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia, USA.

The Society’s annual conference is the major meeting in bioelectromagnetics and offers participants numerous sessions, workshops and tutorials with platform and poster reports covering current scientific topics. Attendees also meet with other professionals in the field, in both formal and informal settings, to extend their network of scientific contacts. The Society holds meetings in conjunction with other scientific or medical organizations, including the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA).

The official journal of the Society is Bioelectromagnetics, a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of the science of biological effects of electromagnetic fields (see the Journal tab at the top of this page). The Society, recognizing the importance to its future of student interest in bioelectromagnetics research, encourages their participation in BEMS and especially in the Annual Meeting by providing travel assistance and reduced registration fees, and by rewarding the best student papers presented in both poster and platform categories.

 

 

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