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Davis and many others, have reviewed the research, met with scien Considering the affection and dependence most people have developed for their smart phones, few would even consider reading this important book.
It is easier for me to see through this knowing something about study design and epidemiology.
One sad case otherwise that failed ddavis completion was that of Motorola veteran Robert C. I have been feeling these effects for years, I just never realized why. Using holography, an exquisitely sensitive technique that does not destroy tissue, Frey found that microwave pulses do not create motion on soft tissue. We will start by reviewing a few of the most blatant examples of how it misrepresents key findings of some of the most important cell phone studies.
Contrary to what Davis devrra, at least 4 studies have been published for brain cancer by age group. The Cleveland researchers referred to their results, in the customary voice of science, as preliminary, and duly called for more research.
December 18, at 8: He is also the recipient of the first diisconnect Barry Beyerstein Award for Skepticism. And in Disconnect she examines the hazards of cellphone radiation and doesn’t let up until readers are convinced that something needs to be done.
Part I: Major Misstatements
dksconnect However, if the phone is used while near body such as in your shirt pocket, the SAR limit may be exceeded if it is closer than the required test distance of davia to 25 mm.
Go to work on co-opting the science. Can you provide us a few more details? An extremely important message that we all need to heed. It would be unthinkable to eliminate such conveniences entirely, but please consider: They were often carried in a holster and were always used with the phone held to the ear. Look at so other many lies the public is spoon-fed so that the rich can stay rich without regard to the harm these industries to others or to the earth.
Disconnect, a book about cell phones by Devra Davis
Feb 09, Craig rated it really liked it. On P She says: In coming up with ways to estimate exposures from cell phones, scientists in relied on a fellow named SAM, which stands for Standard Anthropomorphic Man [ sic ]. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As a researcher, what I find most alarming is how independent research no longer exists.
This is also false. Void these terms if you keep your phone on your person but turned off. They found what they found. I found many parts to be of concern, especially since the author has gone to great lengths to research her findings.
Part II: Cell Phones and Cancer
Davis only discusses a handful of the thousands of studies that find no harm from either EMF or cell phones. Posted on 08 December by Michael Kruse. Risk analysis is also illegitimate where basic valuations are absent, I repeat. If EMF will lead to an epidemic, as Devra Davis claims, people will be dying of brain cancer at an increased rate — but, as the quote above indicates, there is no evidence of any such increase.
My plants were also showing stress around AMR utility meters. Herberman 7 October Davis is a leading voice in this regard, who has chosen to continue shouting and exposing despite intimidation from all sides, and I respect her for it. I had a friend die of cancer last year we still miss you Julian and as he was wilting away in his death bed he had his cell phone on his chest the whole time.
December 11, at 8: This is the stuff of a Hollywood conspiracy movie.
The faster a wave oscillates and the smaller it is, the shorter the distance it can reach. Some areas would be fine, in other areas the plants would show strange growth patterns, and some areas they would simply die.
Dxvis you are a parent or grandparent, this book is essential reading. There are some good parts in it, but unfortunately, the author seems to forget more times than not how to string together paragraphs so that a story makes coherent sense.
Laterality — always checked difference between people who used cellphone on one side only or two sides. Most such correlations do not hold up with future research and the ultimate discomnect of such correlations is often different from the most direct cause and effect that grabs headlines and public attention.
Devra Davis presents an array of recent and long suppressed research in this timely bombshell. Those older studies are equally alarming, in their findings of radiation exposure, DNA damage, chromosome damage, tissue damage, radiation absorption, cataract formation, tumor formation, memory loss, motor skills degradation, and more. She devotes a whole chapter of the book to defending Dr. He continues to repeat that only physicists are in the rationalist camp, when it had already been pointed out that plenty of biologists, doctors and health experts are also firmly dismissive of the alarmists see SCENIHR bios.
The possible effects of long-term heavy use of mobile phones require further investigation. The goal of alarmists is to scare enough members of the public about the dangers of EMF in order to sway politicians to do their bidding.
For example in Beard et al. Shocking news about electrohypersensitivity Stupid politicians and cops electromagnetic field EMFelectromagnetic radiation electro-sensitives See also: Hardell, I asked him to explain how he could have reached this conclusion [that “more likely than not” someone’s “ten thousand hours of cell phone use” was “associated with” his brain tumour]since so many epidemiologists remain unsure [ But the results are within the predictable noise of preliminary epidemiological data that is best ignored by the public.
He has had a lifelong passion for science and technology and believes in the importance of combating pseudoscience.