2015 Santa Clara County Medical Association Alliance Foundation Forum
Santa Clara County Medical Association Alliance Foundation Forum
Wireless Technology and Public Health:
Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World
October 10, 2015
On October 10, 2015, the Santa Clara County Medical Association Alliance Foundation sponsored a forum, “Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World,” at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts in Mountain View, California.
The event brought together leading experts from various disciplines who presented current scientific research regarding the health effects of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, Wi Fi and other electronic devices on biological systems.
The experts presented the science and personal stories behind the recent call for safer wireless radiation standards by over 200 international scientists. Links to autism, cancer, infertility, adverse effects on wildlife, cell phone safety and Wi Fi precautions were discussed.
The forum was organized by Cindy Lee Russell, MD, Vice President of Community Health, Santa Clara County Medical Association, who has published several articles: “Are We Playing It Safe With Our Kids?” and “Shallow Minds: How the Internet and Wi-Fi in Schools Can Affect Learning.” The California Medical Association also passed a Resolution on Wireless Radiation calling for standards that protect children.
Joel Moskowitz, PhD – Wireless Phone Radiation Risks and Public Health Policy
Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, Director, Center for Family and Community Health, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, associate producer of the movie “Mobilize: A Film about Cell Phone Radiation”, discussed new research related to wireless technology, public health and policy. His website is a valuable resource for journalists and the public. In the past year, he helped organize the International EMF Scientist Appeal (EMFScientist.org) signed by more than 200 EMF scientists and consulted on the Berkeley cell phone “right to know” ordinance.
Martin Pall, PhD – How Wireless Devices Cause Cell Harm: Voltage-Gate Calcium Channels
Martin Pall, PhD, Professor Emeritus, School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, author of numerous scientific papers on oxidation and inflammation, discussed the cellular mechanisms of action that explain the adverse biological effects of wireless devices on the human body.
Suruchi Chandra, MD – Environmental Factors in Autism and EMF Radiation
Suruchi Chandra, MD, Harvard-trained integrative psychiatrist discussed stressors on the developing nervous system, childhood developmental delays, research related to microwave EMF and other toxic exposures, and how this knowledge changed her approach to clinical care.
Peter Sullivan – The Autism Puzzle: Reducing Digital Overload in a Wireless Era
Peter Sullivan, founder of Clear Light Ventures and a Silicon Valley computer scientist, discussed his personal family experience with autism spectrum disorder and how he improved the health of his family through EMF reduction. Clearlightventures.com Slides: http://bit.ly/autismwirelessmtview
Toril Jelter, MD – Health Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation in Children
Toril Jelter, MD, pediatrician and general practitioner who treats children and adults with electrohypersensitivity, discussed her clinical experience with autism and behavioral changes related to electromagnetic radiation.
Victoria Dunckley, MD – Electronic Screen Syndrome: The Overstimulated Child
Victoria Dunckley, MD, award-winning child psychiatrist and author of “Reset Your Child’s Brain,” discussed the identification and management of screen-time’s physiological effects on mood regulation, cognition, sleep, and behavior in children. drdunckley.com
Katie Singer – Electronics in Our Ecosystem: EMF Effects on Wildlife, Birds and Bees
Katie Singer, author of “An Electronic Silent Spring,” reported on the impact of exposure to electromagnetic radiation on wildlife. www.electronicsilentspring.com
Loretta Lynch, JD, attorney and former President of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), discussed corporate influence in government, profiteering and the smart meter issue at the CPUC. Ms. Lynch served the CPUC through California’s energy crisis fighting manipulation of energy sellers. Video not available.
Question and Answer Session
The forum was organized by Cindy Lee Russell, MD, Vice President of Community Health, Santa Clara County Medical Association.