Fields: A Consumers Guide to the Issues and How to Protect
B. Blake Levitt,Harvest
Books / Harcourt Brace & Company. © 1995
our everyday existence is impossible to imagine without
electricity and communications, then it is also impossible
to imagine without electromagnetic fields. But recent
legal judgments support what some environmental activists
have long said: those ubiquitous fields can pose a serious
challenge to our health and environment as well as to
housing values and community development plans. This
eye-opening book – the most comprehensive resource
available to consumers today – explains why and
where electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) occur, which
illnesses may have a strong connection to them, and
why our doctors’ knowledge is limited.
a frank, balanced, and accessible manner, science writer
B. Blake Levitt, a former feature writer for The New
York Times, sorts through the complex social and medical
issues. From high-tension lines to radio towers, and
consumer products to government regulations, she explores
our ever-increasing electromagnetic environment and
shows us what we can do to live more safely within it.
This is essential reading for community planners and
all those concerned with personal and family health
and well being.
significant for Americans in the 21st Century as Rachel
Carson’s Silent Spring was in the 1960’s.
of the "Cell Towers Forum" State of the Science/State
of the Law - Cell
Towers: Wireless Convenience of Environmental Hazard?
edited by B. Blake Levitt. E-mail orders can be sent
Environments and Health in Buildings, edited
by Derek Clements-Croome, University of Reading, UK.
Taylor & Francis Books. May 2003. Proceedings book of
the International Conference on Electromagnetic Environments
and Health in Buildings held in London on May 16-17,
Telephone Russian Roulette:
A Historical and Scientific Perspective
by Robert C. Kane, Vantage Press
To order, call the publisher's 800 number given on the
Underlying Physical Problems by Vladimir N. Binhi,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow Academic Press,
March 2002. List Price 99.95 £ For a description and
to order on line see Elsevier
October 28, 2010 - Global News Report WiFi
Worries – From Ottawa a report on the Canadian
Parliament Health Committee hearing on WiFi in schools
– is it causing health problems for school children.
of the entire hearing before the Standing Committee
on Health – Impact of Microwaves on Human Health.
Renowned EMR researcher Martin Blank PhD of Columbia
University is one of the expert witnesses.
videos from the Safe Schools group in Canada. These
are news reports that have aired nationally in Canada
on CBC and CTV.
17, 2010 - Global News aired this special on WiFi in
Schools on 16:9
The Bigger Picture. It reports on Ontario students
in Mountain View School who have experienced health
problems since WiFi was installed throughout their school.
can't see it but it's everywhere. WiFi connects computers
to the internet, no cords required. Now kids are using
it in wireless classrooms across the country. But is
it an invisible danger? Carolyn Jarvis investigates
why some parents say WiFi in schools is making our kids
sick. She reports on the research of Professor
Magda Havas PhD.
stark contrast to Canadian (and US) public policy, see
Report by Magda Havas on the Swiss Government’s
Internet For Schools program – the more computers
that you have on your wired LAN the higher the bandwidth
they provide. It’s an incentive to go wired.
help you understand the reasoning why Switzerland prefers
LAN (wired internet) over WiFi (wireless internet),
Prof. Havas has produced a short video that will provide
some insight as to why the Swiss government is so forward
thinking in matters related to the children’s
health and education when it involves internet access.
Her report also examines other household wireless devices.
of students at Mountain View School discuss illnesses
their children are experiencing since WiFi has been
installed throughout the school.
27, 2010 –
CBC Documentary about Devra Davis PhD and her new
book - Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation,
What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect
17, 2010 – CBC
News - Canadian news report reveals the dangers of using
WiFi in schools. Simcoe County School Board (Ontario)
ignores children's health complaints.
16, 2010 – CTV
News report about the erroneous credentials of researcher
Mary McBride who was responsible for the Canadian
Interphone study on cell phones and brain tumors.
of CTIA (Cellular Telephone and Internet Assn) spokesman
Dane Snowden. Mr. Snowden made a similar statement
before the committees of the Maine State Legislature
in March 2010. He states that CTIA has: “not said
once that cell phones are safe.”
25, 2008, lecture
presented by Magda Havas PhD on Cell Phone and Broadcast
Antennas in the City of Colwood, BC on Vancouver Island.
Dr. Havas is a Professor of Environmental & Resource
Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.
She is conducting primary research on the adverse effects
of electromagnetic fields and has published numerous
peer-reviewed papers in this area of the sciences. Feel
free to pass this along to others who may be interested
in this issue.
a DVD of our May 10, 2007 Congressional Briefing
- You can purchase a copy of this DVD for $20 by choosing
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Video tapes of
the conference "Cell Towers Forum, State of the Science/State
of the Law " are now available. Ordering
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of the complete conference brochure.
Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco
This piece is Doug Loranger's new video about San Francisco's
fight with the cell phone industry and its rapidly proliferating
but largely unnoticed antennas erected in urban areas.
VHS copies of Bad Reception may be purchased
directly from the producer for $20 per tape. Make a
check or money order payable to:
1835 Broderick Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
include your mailing address and allow two weeks for
delivery. For more information e-mail.
review of the new one-hour documentary was written
by Mark Scaramella and appeared in the March 5, 2003
edition of the Anderson Valley Advertiser,
a weekly newspaper published in Northern California.
Responding to a mandate from the Federal Communications
Commission to begin broadcasting digital television
signals by the fall of 1999, the affiliates of ABC,
CBS, NBC and PBS plan to put up a new HDTV tower on
residential Lookout Mountain, 2000 feet above the city
of Denver, Colorado. Residents on Lookout Mountain strongly
protest the new tower claiming there is evidence that
the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) levels on Lookout
Mountain are too high and pose a health threat. Lookout
Mountain already hosts 18 towers and more than 450 transmission
devices, making it the most complex electromagnetic
environment of any residential area in the United States.
"No problem," says the FCC, "the standards are acceptable
and the broadcasters are in compliance."
Across the country,
broadcasters are meeting resistance to their proposed
new HDTV transmitters from citizens concerned about
the health hazards of excessive EMR. How much is enough?
How much is too much? At one time, we asked the same
questions about asbestos, radon and tobacco.
and Emmy award winner, Len Aitken, chronicled the Lookout
Mountain conflict in this one-hour documentary film,
Aitken Productions 1053 Red Moon Rd. Golden CO 80401
(303) 526-1896 e-mail
A Scientific Overview
By Dr. Theodore Litovitz, physicist, Catholic University
of America. (VHS/PAL 25 min.) To
Public Exposure: DNA,
Democracy and the Wireless Revolution
Co-produced by Libby Kelley, CWTI and EON International,
first place award at the Santa Cruz Earth Vision Film
Festival, 2001. VHS/PAL (58 min.). To