Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe?"
"[W]ith respect to whether cell phone exposures are safe or not... our finding in no way clarifies that whole controversial issue because activation of the brain in and of itself is not something negative. It's physiological. I am activating several areas of my brain. You want me to activate them because otherwise I wouldn't be functioning properly.
I'm thinking what I'm going to tell you and so my whole frontal cortex is probably using glucose metabolism...
The difference is that it's a physiological activation as opposed to what you see with a cell phone exposure. And we don't know - I mean, we really literally do not know if this is in any way negative at all or not."
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, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, May 2003-present
Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
Former Director of Nuclear Medicine, Chairman of the Medical Department, and Associate Director for Life Sciences, US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Former Associate Dean, Medical School, State University of New York (SUNY)-Stony Brook
Former Professor, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York (SUNY)-Stony Brook
Former Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical School
Repipient, International Prize, French Institute of Health and Medical Research
Recipient, Laughlin Fellowship Award, New York University (NYU)
MD, National University of Mexico, Mexico City, 1981