Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany
Con to the question "Are cell phones safe?"
"The health endpoints that have been reported to be associated with ELF and/or RF include childhood leukemia, adult brain tumors, childhood brain tumors, genotoxic effects (DNA damage and micronucleation), neurological effects and neurodegenerative disease, immune system disregulation, allergic and inflammatory responses, breast cancer in men and women, miscarriage and some cardiovascular effects...
Given the scientific evidence at hand, the rapid deployment of new wireless technologies that chronically expose people to pulsed RF at levels reported to cause bioeffects, which in turn, could reasonably be presumed to lead to serious health impacts, is a public health concern. A public health action level that implements preventative action now is warranted, based on the collective evidence...
[I]t is not unreasonable to question the safety of RF at any level."
"Key Scientific Evidence and Public Health Policy Recommendations," published as part of the "BioInitiative Report," available at www.bioinitiative.org, July 2007
Experts Individuals with MDs; individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of cell phones; or government officials with significant involvement in cell phone safety issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, State University of New York at Albany
Professor, Environmental Health and Toxicology, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany
Member, Board of Directors, Pacific Basin Consortium for Hazardous Waste Research and Management
Editorial Advisor, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Host, The Public Radio Health Show
Former Research Physician, Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research
Former Director, New York State Powerlines Project