About Environmental Health Trust (EHT)
Environmental Health Trust is the only nonprofit in the world today that both carries out high-level critical research on controllable environmental health hazards and works directly with local communities, teachers, parents and students as well as policy makers to understand and mitigate these hazards through research, education and advocacy.
We are putting forward solutions. We want a safe and health environment and we want safe technology.
We develop multi-media science-based tools to educate individuals, health professionals and communities about public health threats, as well as identify, evaluate and mitigate risks of cellphone and other forms of microwave radiation by:
- Promoting public understanding of the complex science underlying avoidable environmental health hazards by working with teachers, parents and students to create entertaining, engaging hands-on multi-media educational tools based on state-of-the-art information that rely on peer-to-peer mentoring
- Conducting cutting-edge research with our world-class collaborators intended to promote new or improved safety standards for cell phones and other microwave radiation sending or receiving devices,
- Publishing articles in peer reviewed journals about avoidable environmental health hazards, and
- Working with local, state and national decision-makers and scientists to develop and promote constructive policy changes that rely on our research and extensive input from relevant experts.
EHT is led by 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. Currently, EHT focuses on raising awareness on the established impacts of cell phone use on public health and performing cutting edge research on exposure to cell phone and other wireless radiation.
Past multi-media projects include: local and national campaigns to ban smoking and asbestos, exploring what factors lie behind puzzlingly high rates of fibroid tumors, breast cancer and endometriosis in young African American women, and building environmental wellness programs in Wyoming and Pennsylvania to address the environmental impacts of energy development, the built environment and radon. Currently, EHT focuses on raising awareness on the established impacts of cell phone use on public health and performing cutting edge research on exposure to cell phone and other wireless radiation.
Environmental Health Trust 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 Devra Davis’ popular books, When Smoke Ran Like Water, a National Book Award Finalist, and The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and Disconnect—the truth about cellphone radiation, what industry has done to hide it and how to protect your family, EHT is creating trans media platforms that provide clear, science-based information to prevent environmentally based disease and promote health. We work with businesses, universities, and schools at all levels, to create entertaining and informative materials on cellphone risks and ways to reduce them.