If cell phone radiation was really safe, phone manufacturers and telecommunications carriers would have offered convincing data by now.
Atherton, California (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
TruthMarket, a division of Truth Seal Corp., today announced that Dr. Devra Lee Davis is using the TruthMarket platform to launch a campaign disputing the mobile phone industry’s claims that cell phones have been proven safe for humans. TruthMarket was selected because its online platform enables grassroots challenges to political, commercial and science misrepresentations. The first person who can deliver verifiable proof that cell phones do no harm when used for more than 30 minutes a day for at least 5 years can win $5,000.
Dr. Davis charges that the use of cell phones by millions of people on a daily basis constitutes one of the largest de facto uncontrolled experiments ever on human subjects without their being fully informed of potential risks. “Pulsed digital signals from these devices radiate into the head and frequent exposure carries health risks,” notes Davis. She adds that “independent studies show exposure to cellphone radiation can more than double cancer risk for regular users, damage sperm, impair DNA's repair capability, and produce other signs of cell damage. Moreover, strong evidence that fetuses, children and teens are particularly vulnerable has prompted the American Academy of Pediatrics to send a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking for a review of the exposure limits.”
In July, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a Report calling for an update of cellphone exposure limits, recommending the FCC “formally reassess and, if appropriate, change its current RF energy exposure limit and mobile phone testing requirements related to likely usage configurations.” On page 40 of the report the FCC replied that “…the Commission’s staff … arrived at the same conclusion [and the] document is ... under consideration by the Commission …”
Given the mounting evidence disputing cell phone radiation safety, an Expert Forum featuring noted medical and scientific authorities in this field is being held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on November 12th from 9 – 11 am.
Davis maintains that “If they were really safe, phone manufacturers and telecommunications carriers would have offered convincing data by now.” To win the $5,000 bounty, a campaign challenger must provide verifiable evidence that cell phones do no harm when used for more than 30 minutes a day for at least 5 years. Details on the required proof are provided on the TruthMarket website.
About Devra Lee Davis, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Devra Lee Davis, M.P.H., Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on environmental health and disease prevention, is the Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology and founder of the Environmental Health Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to researching avoidable environmental health threats. A former professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health at University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Davis is a winner of the Carnegie Science Medal and a well-regarded lecturer. She has authored / co-authored nearly 200 publications, and her research has appeared in major scientific journals. Her book, When Smoke Ran Like Water, was a National Book Award finalist in 2002, and her book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, is a must read on how public relations strategies have undermined public health. Dr. Davis’ recent book, Disconnect, about cell phone radiation and your health was selected by TIME magazine as a top pick, has received broad multi-media coverage on FOX, CNN, BBC, and CBC, and is influencing policy changes in Israel, France, Finland, the Netherlands, India, Russia, and Canada.
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