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National Press Club Expert Lecture 2012


November 12, 2012: Scientists provide an update on latest (peer-reviewed) science of prenatal cellphone radiation exposures of tested mammals finding damage to their brains and their offspring.

Cell phones are a ubiquitous part of our lives. But, several new, independent studies confirm previous findings that pulsed digital signals from cell phones disrupt DNA, impair brain function and damage sperm. Fetuses, children and teens are particularly vulnerable such that the American Academy of Pediatrics sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission asking for a review of the exposure limits.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a Report calling for an update of cellphone exposure limits. The GAO recommended, “FCC should formally reassess and, if appropriate, change its current RF energy exposure limit and mobile phone testing requirements related to likely usage configurations.” In reply, the FCC stated on page 40 of the Report “…the Commission’s staff … arrived at the same conclusion [and the] document is … under consideration by the Commission …”.

Watch the lecture in the video below to find out what new scientific research is now telling us about the risks to pregnant women sperm and prenatally exposed offspring from cell phone radiation. Hear global experts discuss the new studies on this topic and offer suggestions as to what we can all do to reduce risks from cell phones, especially for pregnant women, fetuses and men of reproductive age.


Word Document detailing scientific developments and studies relating to this press conference

San Francisco Medical Society commentary by Dr. Davis

Environmental Health Trusts’s EXPERT FORUM on Cell Phones. Pregnancy & Fertility:

“Cell phone radiation, pregnancy and sperm: what you don’t know, what you need to find out, and what you can do now”


Hugh Taylor, MD, PhD, Yale University, Chair of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Hugh S. Taylor, MD, is Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor is a recipient of eight National Institutes of Health research grants and directs The Yale Center for Reproductive Biology.  Dr. Taylor has published more than 125 articles in leading medical journals. An award-winning scientist, he is the Editor–In–Chief of Reproductive Sciences, and author of an important new study finding that prenatal exposures to cellphone radiation significantly alter brain chemistry and increase behavioral disorders in mice.

Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy damage, Dr. Taylor will be participating by remote access from 10:00-10:20 a.m.

Dr. Ronald B. Herberman

President for Research and Development TNI Bio Tech Inc., Bethesda, Maryland.

Founding Director Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

1985-2009: Founding Director University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the UPMC Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine & Biology.

1968- 1985:  National Cancer Institute (NCI) where he and colleague discovered natural killer (NK) cells.

Dr. Herberman has served on the Board of the American Association for Cancer Research. He has been received the Lifetime Science Award by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Immunology and Aging. He is the past president of the American Association of Cancer Institutes and the Society for Biological Therapy and the Society for Natural Immunity.

Dr. Devra Lee Davis

Dr. Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, an award-winning, internationally renowned scientist who also was the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. The author of 190 scientific publications, awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Green America for her work on cellphone safety, Davis is the author of  , Disconnect, selected by TIME magazine as a top pick, provides shocking detail about cell phone radiation and your health, and has received broad multi-media coverage on FOX, CNN, BBC, CBC,  on national programs in Canada, Finland, Holland, Germany, Korea and Japan, and is influencing policy changes in Israel, France, Finland, the Netherlands, India, Russia, and Canada.

Dr. Nesrin Seyhan

Dr. Nesrin Seyhan, PhD, Biophysics Department, Gazi University, Turkey is Head of Biophysics Department and founded both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs in Biophysics,, and is the founder and director of Gazi Non- Ionizing Radiation Protection (GNRP) Center. She is a Bioelectromagnetics Advisory Committee member for the World Health Organization (WHO), and since 2001, the National Representative for the WHO EMF International Advisory Committee. She is also a Panel member with the NATO Research Technology Organization (RTO), Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) whose focus is The Human Effects of Non-Lethal Technologies.  Her research interests are non-ionizing radiation sources, standards and measurements, biological effects of ELF and RF EMF including lipid peroxidation, immune system and collagen synthesis.  She is the author and co-author of two books and she has published 40 research articles.

Süleyman Kaplan. Ph.D.

Professor Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU) Department of Histology and Embryology. Samsun, Turkey, is a pioneer is the analysis of embryology and the author of a major paper published in the journal Brain Research showing that prenatal exposures to cellphone radiation in rats results in offspring with smaller brains with more brain damage and greater structural damage to their skulls.


Dr. Igor Belyaev, Ph.D

Igor Belyaev, deputy director, National Cancer Institute of Slovakia and Russian Academy of Sciences.

PhD in Radiobiology from the Institute of Biophysics of Academy of Science of USSR, Pushchino, USSR (1986) and the D. Sc. degree in Genetics from the Saint- Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (1994). His professional research area is biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields and ionizing radiation, DNA damage and repair, chromosomal aberrations, apoptosis, molecular markers for radio sensitivity.  He is coauthor of more than 70 scientific publications and was on expert on the IARC workshop which resulted in a finding that cellphone radiation is a possible carcinogen.