Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family

Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family

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by Devra Davis
     
 

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"As [Disconnect] shows, cell phones may actually be doing damage to far more than our attention spans-and could, in fact, be killing us." -Salon.com.

Since the invention of radar, cell phone radiation was assumed to be harmless because it wasn't like X-rays. But a sea change is now occurring in the way scientists think about it. The

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"As [Disconnect] shows, cell phones may actually be doing damage to far more than our attention spans-and could, in fact, be killing us." -Salon.com.

Since the invention of radar, cell phone radiation was assumed to be harmless because it wasn't like X-rays. But a sea change is now occurring in the way scientists think about it. The latest research ties this kind of radiation to lowered sperm counts, an increased risk of Alzheimer's, and even cancer. In Disconnect, National Book Award finalist Devra Davis tells the story of the dangers that the cell phone industry is knowingly exposing us-and our children-to in the pursuit of profit. More than five billion cell phones are currently in use, and that number increases every day. Synthesizing the findings and cautionary advice of leading experts in bioelectricalmagnetics and neuroscience, Davis explains simple safety measures that no one can afford to ignore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452297449
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Devra Davis, Ph. D., M. P. H., is a scientist, professor, speaker, and acclaimed author, and recently testified before a United States Senate committee about the dangers of cell phone use. Her first book, When Smoke Ran Like Water, was a National Book Award finalist. She is the founder of Environmental Health Trust, www.environmentalhealthtrust.org. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Jackson, Wyoming.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Washington, D.C. and Jackson, Wyoming
Date of Birth:
June 7, 1946
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
Education:
B.S., M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1967; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1972; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, 1982

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Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me this book is the "Silent Spring" for the cell phone/PDA phone user. It describes a telecom industry that seems to care more for the balance sheet, profits, and product innovation than with consumer health and safety. A must read for the cell phone and PDA phone user. Sobering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live between 2000-2300 feet from three cell phone towers. I had noticed that plants would not grow properly in my garden and inside the home. In some areas plants would die. I would replace the dead plants and the replacement plants would also die. I eventually took all of my wireless devices out of service at my home and my garden sprung back into life! The wireless radiation was causing my plants to deform, stunt, and in some cases die. I also had really painful and sensitive teeth during the weeks after taking the devices out of service, it eventually cleared up. I no longer have wireless devices at my home, as they can be biologically toxic to plants and teeth! The wireless devices that appeared to be causing this were outdoor temperature sensors and Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) utility meters. I had already established before this that my Wifi was making me sick and had already taken that out of service.
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Michael Moats More than 1 year ago
how dum