Cell Phones and Health: Is There a Brain Cancer Connection?
Experts Convene in
Washington, D.C. (August 31, 2009) — Are cell phones safe? Mounting concerns about the cancer risks of cell phone radiation will bring experts to
The latest scientific evidence and the implications for public policy will be presented by many respected experts in the field, such as Dr. Ron Herbermann, Director Emeritus for of the Cancer Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Siegal Sadetzki of Tel Aviv Medical University, who is Israel’s key researcher on cancer and cell phones; Dr. Margaret Offermann, national research deputy at the American Cancer Society; and Dr. Frank Barnes, a professor of electrical engineering who chaired a National Academy of Sciences study group that resulted in a 2008 report on the risks of low-level radiation emitted by personal wireless devices.
Along with cancer experts from the
Cancer researcher Dr. Devra L. Davis, Professor of Public Health at the
Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski of the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, also a primary organizer of the conference, notes that “People want to believe that cell phones are safe, but at this point we cannot make that judgment. Some of the existing scientific evidence suggests that cell phones might harm human health. Given the current scientific uncertainty, we have to develop precautionary measures to reduce potential cell phone risks, while the new research is planned and carried out.”
The goal of the conference is to propose a
The public is invited to attend this groundbreaking conference and can view the agenda and pre-register on the Environmental Health Trust website, www.environmentalhealth.org.The conference fee of $100 covers the two and one-half day event, including two lunches, two receptions, refreshments and handout materials.
Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
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