Cell phones: A Health Risk?

February 24, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Does cell phone radiation cause a health risk? The answer is “yes” according to Devra Davis, PhD, MPH. Cell phone radiation has been classified as a possible class II carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Studies have shown a probable causal effect of electromagnetic fields on causing brain tumours such as glioblastoma and acoustic neuromas. Cell phones have also been associated with fertility problems and certain breast cancers. The Italian Supreme Court has determined that Innocente Marcoliini’s brain tumour was caused by his use of cell phones. Swiss farmers swear that their health and the health of their animals were adversely affected by cell towers. Mobile devices actually warn to keep mobile devices at a safe distance. Children are even at a greater risk of harm as their heads are small, skulls are thin and their brains are rapidly growing. Dr. Davis discusses the research, the science research, the resistance to such research.

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Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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