Cell Phones, Towers & Wireless Networks


Public Exposure: DNA, Democracy and the Wireless Revolution


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This week, Earthbeat investigates the health effects of cell phones, cell phone towers, and wireless internet networks. Some scientists say the radiation they give off can cause cancer -- the government says it's all perfectly safe. Host Daphne Wysham speaks to B. Blake Levitt about how cell phones work, and how cell phone companies pay big bucks to put their antennas and Professor Martin Blank from Columbia University about the radiation given off by cell phones.

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Jerry Philips is currently a professor and director of the Science Learning Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He was one of the first scientists to study the health effects of cell phone radiation -- recruited to do work by Motorola. But when Phillips' research came up with results the cell phone company didn't like -- they shut down any attempts to publish his work.

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What can people do to protect themselves from cell phone radiation? Join Libby Kelley of the Council of Wireless Technology Impacts. To learn more about the scientists organizing against the electropollution of cell phones, visit here.

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