People have a right to know what cell phone manufacturers are saying about their products, and this brochure is designed to spotlight that information.
Jackson, WY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011
Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and controlling environmental health hazards, today launched its Global Campaign for Safer Cell Phones in a dozen nations. The campaign’s goal is to promote the public right to know about ways to reduce cell phone radiation, providing open-source resources that educate and motivate health professionals, teachers, parents and students about simple and safer ways to use cell phones.
Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH, President of EHT, will mark the launch of the campaign with a lecture on April 9 at 2:00 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Lecture Hall 205, in Toronto, Canada. Admission is open to the public. In addition to discussing the campaign’s goals, Dr. Davis will release a new pamphlet prepared by physicians on cell phone safety, as well as a set of creative warning stickers to be placed on phones.
“This global campaign is designed to alert the planet’s five billion cell phone customers that heavy use of phones next to the body increases infertility, cancer and neurological problems,” said Dr. Davis. “We’re launching this campaign in Canada because this country is about to elect a new government, and the government has a duty to warn about the dangers of that cell phone in their pocket and protect the basic right to know about such risks.”
The physicians pamphlet, titled “Cell Phones & Health: Simple Precautions Make Sense,” was created by a group of leading US and French oncologists and neurosurgeons. It outlines steps for protecting one’s family from cell phone radiation and shares recent findings about the negative impact this radiation can have the health on of both adults and children. “Every cell phone comes with a set of safety warnings in small print that few people read,” said Dr. Davis. “They have a right to know what cell phone manufacturers are warning about their products, and this brochure is designed to spotlight that information.”
The idea for the cell phone safety sticker campaign came from an EHT initiative being carried out with the Jackson, Wyoming, school system and Town Council. “We believe that kids are more likely to pay attention to cell phone safety if the warnings come in the form of stickers they can place on their phones,” she said.
Dr. Davis, who contributed to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with Al Gore, has testified before a U.S. Senate panel about the dangers of cell phone use, is the author of Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family (Dutton, 2010). She is the first Director of the National Academy of Science’s Board of Toxicology and Environmental Studies, founder and former Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Cancer Center and is a National Cancer Center Institute Senior Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology.
Determined to protect children from the dangers of cell phone irradiation, Dr. Davis conceived the Campaign to serve as a model for communities across the US and around the globe. Via the EHT website (http://www.ehtrust.org), the campaign provides access to a toolbox of free downloadable materials such as “safety cards” that list safer cell phone practices, appealing to teachers, health care professionals, parents, and students alike.
All the safety materials can be downloaded on the EHT link: http://www.environmentalhealthtrust.org/content/downloads
About Environmental Health Trust
Environmental Health Trust (EHT) educates individuals, health professionals and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Current multi-media projects include: local and national campaigns to ban smoking and asbestos; working with international physician and worker safety groups to warn about the risks of inappropriate use of diagnostic radiation and cell phones, promoting research and awareness of environmental causes of breast cancer, and building environmental wellness programs in Wyoming and Pennsylvania to address the environmental impacts of energy development, the built environment and radon. EHT was created with the goal of promoting health and preventing disease one person, one community and one nation at a time. Capitalizing on growing public interest in Dr. Devra Lee Davis’s three popular books, When Smoke Ran Like Water, a National Book Award Finalist, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and Disconnect--the truth about cell phone radiation, what industry has done to hide it and how to protect your family, as well as recent documentary films, the foundation’s website offers clear, science-based information to prevent environmentally based disease and promote health, for the general public, children, and health professionals. For more information about getting involved in the numerous special projects spearheaded by the EHT, please log on to http://www.ehtrust.org.