Washington Depot, CT (PressExposure) June 24, 2011 -- Devra Davis, PhD, President and Founder of Environmental Health Trust, published an article on June 15 in The Huffington Post urging heightened awareness in the US regarding the potential health hazards of cell phone use. The importance of her message was underscored by the World Health Organization's recent declaration that radiofrequency and electromagnetic radiation constitute a "possible" cause of brain cancer.
In her article, titled "Beyond Brain Cancer: Other Possible Dangers of Cell Phones," Dr. Davis acknowledges studies indicating that the potential ills of cell phone use extend to damage of sperm, brain, liver, eyes and skin of exposed rabbit and rat offspring, as well as reduced sperm count and DNA damage in humans.
"We need to take...steps to protect [children] and ourselves from the potential impact of microwave radiation from cell phones," Dr. Davis writes. "We need to protect...developing brains and bodies from exposure to a sea of radiofrequency radiation whose full impact cannot be gauged at this time."
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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.SaferPhoneZone.com.
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