Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumers Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves by B. Blake Levitt,Harvest Books / Harcourt Brace & Company. © 1995

If 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.

In 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.

As significant for Americans in the 21st Century as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was in the 1960’s.

Proceedings 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 to:

Electromagnetic 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, 2002.

Cellular 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 flyer.

Magnetobiology: 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 International.

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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.

Audio 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.

YouTube videos from the Safe Schools group in Canada. These are news reports that have aired nationally in Canada on CBC and CTV.

October 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.

You 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.

In stark contrast to Canadian (and US) public policy, see also: 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.

To 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.

Parents of students at Mountain View School discuss illnesses their children are experiencing since WiFi has been installed throughout the school.

September 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 Your Family.

September 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.

September 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.

Statement 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.”


June 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.

Purchase a DVD of our May 10, 2007 Congressional Briefing - You can purchase a copy of this DVD for $20 by choosing “Make a Donation” above. When filling out the form put $20 in the amount box and “Purchase Briefing DVD” in the Address 2 box.
Read a description of the DVD contents..

Video tapes of the conference "Cell Towers Forum, State of the Science/State of the Law " are now available. Ordering information.

Click here to open a PDF file of the complete conference brochure.

Bad 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:

Doug Loranger
1835 Broderick Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Please include your mailing address and allow two weeks for delivery. For more information e-mail.

  • This 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.

Broadcast Blues
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.

Independent filmmaker and Emmy award winner, Len Aitken, chronicled the Lookout Mountain conflict in this one-hour documentary film, Broadcast Blues. VHS $32.00

Len Aitken Productions 1053 Red Moon Rd. Golden CO 80401 (303) 526-1896 e-mail order

Electromagnetic Radiation: A Scientific Overview
By Dr. Theodore Litovitz, physicist, Catholic University of America. (VHS/PAL 25 min.) To order.

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 order.

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