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Emerging evidence is raising significant questions about health risks from cell phone and wireless radiation. Given the size of the potential impact, there is inadequate awareness, research, and regulation.

EHT works to educate the science community, policy makers, and the public about the current state of the science through multi-channel engagement.

Read EHT’s response to the FCC’s request to update standards for cell phones

Read about how children’s brains are more susceptible to radiation

Download our cards on Safe Technology

New Swedish Study 

Science for Skeptics

Protect Your Family – learn more about what you can do as a parent or expectant family to mitigate the health risks from cellphone and other wireless radiation.

Read the fine print. Almost all cell phone manuals advise to keep 1/2″ to 1″ of distance between the cell phone and your body at all times; but the warning is buried in the fine print.

In May 2011, an expert committee of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) classified “cell phone radiation as possibly carcinogenic to humans”–.a category shared with lead, engine exhaust, DDT, and jet fuel. In light of this nearly unanimous position, the IARC Director, Christopher Wild MD, PhD advised consumers to “consider ways of reducing their exposure.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has weighed in on this issue. Chairman Robert Block wrote to the FCC urging reconsideration and review of standards specifically noting that:

“Children, however, are not little adults and are disproportionately impacted by all environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. In fact, according to [the International Agency for Research on Cancer], when used by children, the average RF energy deposition is two times higher in the brain and 10 times higher in the bone marrow of the skull, compared with mobile phone use by adults.”

To learn more, read Dr. Davis’ book Disconnect.

Read Dr. Davis’s recent article on the topic here: Devra Davis: Legal But Lethal

View the stories of survivors and non-survivors for the personal stories behind the numbers.


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