Navigation Links
Cell Phones and Health: Is There a Brain Cancer Connection?
Date:8/31/2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Are cell phones safe? Mounting concerns about the cancer risks of cell phone radiation, especially for children, will bring experts to Washington for a groundbreaking international conference on September 13-15. The goal of the conference is to propose a U.S. research agenda.

The latest scientific evidence on cell phones and human health and public policy implications will be presented by such respected experts as Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, Director Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, Tel Aviv Medical University, Israel's key researcher on cancer and cell phones; Dr. Margaret Offermann, national research deputy at the American Cancer Society; and Professor Frank Barnes, chairman of the 2008 National Academy of Sciences report on research needed on cell phones and other personal wireless devices.

Key members of Congress are expected to attend. Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) is planning to independently chair a Senate hearing on cell phones and health on Monday, September 14 on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Devra L. Davis, Professor of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh and primary organizer of the conference, reports: "Deeply troubling findings have been reported outside the U.S., where cell phones have been widely used for longer periods of time. These findings show a doubled risk of brain cancer. Many governments, including France, Finland, China and Russia, even advise that children not use cell phones."

Says co-organizer Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski, Research Professor at the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, "People want to believe that cell phones are safe, but at this point we cannot make that judgment. Some scientific evidence suggests that cell phones might be harmful. Given the current uncertainty, we have to develop precautionary measures to reduce potential risks while the new research is planned and carried out."

Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; University of Pittsburgh; National Research Center for Women & Families; The International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety; The Flow Fund Circle, and the Environmental Health Trust, the conference will be held at the historic Credit Union House, 4th and Maryland Ave. NE, near the U.S. Capitol.

A limited number of spaces are available for the public to attend. The agenda and pre-registration forms are on www.environmentalhealthtrust.org. Media contact is Judy Katz, 212-580-8833, cell 917-841-1843, judy@katzcreative.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Environmental Health Trust
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cell Phones Put Traffic on Hold
2. Report Urges More Research Into Cell Phones
3. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: Doctors Trade in their Stethoscopes for Microphones
4. Carnegie Mellon study shows just listening to cell phones significantly impairs drivers
5. Kids With Cell Phones Not as Safe Crossing Streets
6. Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Get Medication Information and Dosing Reminders with the Pill Phone Application on Their Phones
7. Iridium(R) Satellite, ProtectingAmerica.org and the American Red Cross Partner to Educate First Responders on Importance of Testing Satellite Phones
8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Introduces Industrys First Electronic Tool to Help Members Search In-Network Doctors and Hospitals; Transparency Tool to Enable Searches Via Web-Enabled Cell Phones or Hand-Held Devices
9. Talking up a new role for cell phones in telemedicine
10. Mobile Phones: More Dangerous Than Smoking
11. No More Needles? Georgetown University Teams with Gentag and SAIC to Develop New Glucose Sensor Technology with Wireless Connection to Cell Phones
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing announced today the launch ... world headquarters of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego. , Chopra ... personal development, a healthy lifestyle, or mental and physical healing. The week-long wellness program ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, ... The PSCI was set up in 2006 as a non-profit organization to unite ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... California Senate Bill (SB) 863, signed into law in 2012, may have contributed ... to CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for California, 17th Edition , a study by the ... per claim in California decreased 4 percent in 2013 and then 3 percent in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital health platform that ... Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and returning investor ... more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply want to improve ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... insurance and financial planning services from offices headquartered in Jefferson County, is announcing ... Pathways Woman’s Shelter in Birmingham. , The number of homeless women and children ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 True Health ... brings leading-edge laboratory services and management expertise to ... , allowing more doctors and patients to ... management solutions. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161208/447162LOGO ... Hospital systems, under pressure to contain costs, have ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... PHOENIX , Dec. 8, 2016 A ... by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ... State University.  The grant will seek ... NeuroEM,s head device, which utilizes electromagnetic waves to treat ... of this novel technology to possibly treat other neurologic ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Conn. , Dec. 8, 2016  Boehringer Ingelheim ... 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is the ninth ... has been designated as a Best Place to Work ... Foundation, the CEI is a national benchmarking report on ... lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: