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Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family

by Dr. Devra Davis

Since the invention of radar, cell phone radiation was assumed to be harmless because it wasn’t like X-rays. But a sea change is now occurring in the way scientists think about it. The latest research ties this kind of radiation to lowered sperm counts, an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. In Disconnect, National Book Award finalist Devra Davis tells the story of the dangers that the cell phone industry is knowingly exposing us-and our children-to in the pursuit of profit. More than five billion cell phones are currently in use, and that number increases every day. Synthesizing the findings and cautionary advice of leading experts in bioelectricalmagnetics and neuroscience, Davis explains simple safety measures that no one can afford to ignore.



Davis makes a strong case in her book that we’ve underplayed the possible threat from cell phones for too long…Time and again, she shows the way that industry has been able to twist science just enough to stave off the possibility of any regulation.”—Time Magazine

Disconnect will surprise many and anger some. It tells all too human stories behind the science and engineering of cell phones and raises important unresolved questions about this universal technology.”—Frank A. Barnes, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, Member of the National Academy of Engineering

“A critically important book that is a must—read for parents and policy makers. A surprising, well—documented, and compelling call for action.”—Phil Lee, M.D., former United States assistant secretary for health, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco

“An amazing and important book that must be read to be believed. Are these devices safe for humans? The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ approach of the industry is irresponsible at best, criminal at worst. Read and learn why and how to protect yourself and your loved ones.”—Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The UltraMind Solution, Chairman, The Institute for Functional Medicine

“A brilliant and courageous tour de force by one of our nation’s leading environmental health experts. Davis provides a detailed exposé that forces us all to take a good, hard look at what we know and what we don’t know about cell phones.” —Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., Founding Director Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

“Devra Davis has written a book that will change the way the world thinks about cell phones and the potential public heath disaster they represent.”—Carlos Santos—Burgoa, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Past President, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

“This book will be a must—read for anyone who cares about our children’s brains.”—David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., author of Anticancer


The Washinton Post | Two books on the radiation dangers of cellphones
The New York Times | Should you be snuggling with your cell phone?
Mail Online | Hidden health risks in mobiles: Phone giants accused of burying warnings in small print
Mercury News | O’Brien: Why cell phones may be more dangerous than we think
Wall Street Journal | Cut Phone Radiation
The Globe and Mail | The disturbing truth about cell phones
TIME | A cancer muckraker takes on cell phones