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Here are some excellent documentaries and books on EMF/RF radiation and our health.

Full Signal documentary
directed by Talal Jabari
DVD - NTSC format (U.S. and Japan); Subtitles: French, Spanish
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Since 1997 and the onset of GSM telephony, more and more cellular antennas have been popping up in neighborhoods all around the world to support an ever-growing number of cell phone users. In fact they have become so prolific in some parts of the world that they disappear into the landscape with the same subtlety as cars on the street. And those that don't 'disappear' are cleverly disguised as chimneys, flagpoles, or water towers.

Full Signal talks to scientists around the world who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology; to veteran journalists who have called attention to the issue for decades; to activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers and law makers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated.   Filmed in ten countries and six U.S. states, Full Signal examines the contradiction between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement.

To obtain advocacy copies that are shipped directly to your local officials, or obtain a public screening version, please go here: http://dvd.fullsignalmovie.com/catalog/

Full Signal
by director Talal Jabari
DVD - PAL (European/Int'l) format; Subtitles: French, Spanish & German
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Public Exposure: DNA, Democracy and the "Wireless Revolution"
Documentary by the Ecological Options Network (EON)
Director: James Heddle
Produced in cooperation with Libby Kelley and the Council on Wireless Technology Impacts
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Public Exposure is a dramatic report on the proliferation of cell phones and cell tower microwave technology, its sobering potential effects on human health and democracy, and what citizens and responsible officials around the world are doing to respond. This film takes a cutting-edge look at the science, the economics, the politics and the potentially irreversible health effects caused by this so-called "revolution." International in scope--like the escalating problem it portrays--Public Exposure unfolds through the individual, local stories of diverse scientists, activists and concerned public decision makers.

Bad Reception:
The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco

by Doug Loranger and Gordon Winiemko (2003, 56 min)

Does the microwave radiation used by cellular phones, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi and other new wireless technologies pose a danger to human health? In Bad Reception, San Francisco residents take to the streets and take on City Hall to protest the potentially dangerous placement of cellular phone antennas near their schools, residences and health care centers.

An award-wining, one-hour documentary film on San Francisco residents' ongoing resistance to the wireless industry. A critic's choice at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Bad Reception screened at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco in June 2006.

Preview it here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SNAntennaFreeUnion#p/u
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A Radiant Day:

2008 documentary by NRK (Norwegian public television)

Description by the Sunroom Desk
"Radiant Day is a Norwegian documentary (with English subtitles) that calls into question World Health Organization and U.S. standards on safe levels of radiation exposure. It reveals that military and wireless industry personnel dominate scientific committees that set these standards, and that such questions are far from “settled” as many scientists are very concerned. Disturbing musical and visual effects throughout the video ‘portray’ the invisible radioactive emissions from cell towers and wireless devices."

Read more about the movie here: http://www.nrk.no/programmer/tv/brennpunkt/1.6292981
View it here (it takes several seconds to load/start): http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/428197/


Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution
by Ann Louise Gittleman
Publisher: HarperOne, Oct. 5, 2010
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We’re being zapped: Today 84 percent of Americans own a cell phone, 89 million of us watch TV beamed in by satellite, and we can’t sip a cup of coffee at our local cafÉ without being exposed to Wi-Fi.  The very electronic innovations that have changed our lives are also exposing us, in ways big and small, to an unprecedented number of electromagnetic fields.  Invisible pollution surrounds us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, interrupting our bodies’ natural flow of energy.  And for some, that pollution has reached the point of toxicity, causing fatigue, irritability, weakness, and even illness.

But we don’t have to simply surrender.  Ann Louise Gittleman brings forth the latest research into electromagnetic fields to create this groundbreaking guide for every citizen of the wireless age.  With the proactive, levelheaded approach that has made her one of our most respected health experts, she not only clarifies the risks but also offers specific, step-by-step information for how anyone can minimize them.  From where you place your sofa to when you use your cell phone to what you eat for dinner, Zapped is packed with strategies for avoiding and mitigating the damaging effects of electropollution.

As she examines modern life room by room, device by device, Gittleman reveals a master plan for detoxifying your surroundings and protecting yourself and your family.  We don’t need to abandon our homes—or even give up our PDAs—to be healthier and happier.  Based on the latest scientific data, case studies, and Gittleman’s years of clinical practice, Zapped is an empowering guide to living safely with the gadgets we can’t live without.

Also read this review in the Huffington Post, "Are Cell Phones and Wi-Fi Hazardous to Your Health? by Hyla Cass, M.D.:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hyla-cass-md/cell-phone-and-wifi-dange_b_758167.html

About the Author: Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD., C.N.S., is the author of more than a dozen health books, including the bestselling Fat Flush Plan.  Her books have sold over 3 million copies.  Ann Louise has been named one of the country's Top Ten Nutritionists by Self Magazine and has also been named a Pioneer in the 21st Century Approach to Optimum Health by Total Health for Longevity Magazine.  She maintains a private practice, consults for medical establishments, contributes regularly to national magazine features, and is a popular guest on television and radio.

Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, 
What the Industry Has Done to Hide It,
and How to Protect Your Family
by Devra Davis
Publisher: Dutton, Sep. 23, 2010
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The much-anticipated, explosive expose of how cell phone use damages brain cells, especially in children, by one of the world's foremost scientific experts in the field.

Devra Davis presents an array of recent and long suppressed research in this timely bombshell. Cell phone radiation is a national emergency. Stunningly, the most popular gadget of our age has now been shown to damage DNA, break down the brain's defenses, and reduce sperm count while increasing memory loss, the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer. The growing brains of children make them especially vulnerable. And half of the world's four billion cell phone used by people under twenty.

Davis, the founding director of the toxicology and environmental studies board at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, takes readers through the dark side of this trillion-dollar industry. Health experts have long been frozen out of policy-making decisions about cell phones; federal regulatory standards are set by the cell phone industry itself. Cell phone manufacturers have borrowed the playbook of the tobacco industry. One secret memo reveals their war plan against reports of cell phone dangers.

Among a host of fascinating characters, Davis introduces Om P. Gandhi, a world expert on how cell phone radiation penetrates the human brain. Once a consultant to major cell phone companies, Gandhi now refuses to work with them. Franz Adlkofer led the multi-lab study that showed once and for all that brain cell DNA is unraveled by cell phone microwave radiation-and, as Davis dramatically portrays, it nearly cost him his career.

As this eye-opening call to action shows, we can make safer cell phones now. Why would we put our children at risk of a devastating epidemic of brain illness in the years to come?

Review: "This book will be a must-read for anyone who cares about our children's brains."-David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., author of Anticancer.

Read Review in Time Magazine, "
Health: A Cancer Muckraker Takes on Cell Phones," by Bryan Walsh, September 27, 2010 : http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2010/09/27/health-a-cancer-muckraker-takes-on-cell-phones/#ixzz117tWr2nL

Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization
by Samuel Milham, MD, MPH
Publisher: iUniverse.com, July 16, 2010
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When Thomas Edison began wiring New York City with a direct current electricity distribution system in the 1880s, he gave humankind the magic of electric light, heat, and power; in the process, though, he inadvertently opened a Pandora's Box of unimaginable illness and death.

Dirty Electricity tells the story of Dr. Samuel Milham, the scientist who first alerted the world about the frightening link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and human disease. Milham takes readers through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure.

Dr. Milham warns that because of the recent proliferation of radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers, terrestrial antennas, Wi-Fi and Wi-max systems, broadband internet over power lines, and personal electronic equipment, we may be facing a looming epidemic of morbidity and mortality. In Dirty Electricity, he reveals the steps we must take, personally and as a society, to coexist with this marvelous but dangerous technology.

Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution
by Camilla Rees, MBA, and Dr. Magda Havas, PhD
Publisher: CreateSpace, April 26, 2009
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Electromagnetic factors in health is an emerging public health issue globally, creating electrical sensitivity and being linked to illnesses of many kinds. Read this primer on EMF and health by Prof. Magda Havas of Canada and environmental activist and management consultant to change agents, Camilla Rees, founder of www.ElectromagneticHealth.org. Learn what the independent science shows, what you can do to create electromagnetic safety and how you can help get Congress to pay attention to this important issue affecting humans, animals and nature. This book resulted from 110 Questions asked of the audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in 2008, the nations leading public affairs forum.

About the Authors: Camilla Rees is a health and environmental activist, management consultant and radio host on KGNU on the Green Economy. After a career in investment banking, venture capital and marketing communications, Ms. Rees now is dedicated to serving the transformation of health care so that it better meets patient needs and to raising awareness of hidden, unacknowledged drivers of health care costs.  Dr. Magda Havas, PhD is Assoc. Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University in Canada and an internationally recognized expert in the biological effects of environmental contaminants, including radiofrequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity and ground current.

Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumer's Guide to the Issues
and How to Protect Ourselves

by B. Blake Levitt
Backinprint.com, December 13, 2007

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With ubiquitous electropollution from cell phones/towers, powerlines, computers, and wireless devices, this eye-opening book is the best resource for parents, community planners, healthcare professionals, and scientists alike. Winner, 1996 Award of Excellence from the American Medical Writers Association. From the earth’s natural electromagnetic background to “Green” EMF safety designs, Electromagnetic Fields explains which illnesses are associated with artificial radiation, how technology impacts human health and wildlife, and how to live more safely.

“If you’re looking for the plain unvarnished truth and the best available advice, this is one book you should not miss.”—Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of Cross Currents and coauthor of The Body Electric

“Other authors have dealt with EMF questions, but none with the clarity and evenhandedness of B. Blake Levitt. This book avoids the extremes of over-dramatization and understatement and delivers the important information in a cool and lively manner.”—Andrew A. Marino, Ph.D., J.D., coauthor of Electromagnetism and Life, and The Electric Wilderness

About the AuthorB. Blake Levitt is an award-winning medical/science journalist and former New York Times writer. She is the editor of Cell Towers, Wireless Convenience? Or Environmental Hazard?; author of 50 Essential Things To Do When The Doctor Says It's Infertility; and co-author of Before You Conceive, The Complete PrePregnancy Guide. She lectures internationally on health/environmental effects of nonionizing radiation.

Cell Towers: Wireless Convenience?
or Environmental Hazard?

by B. Blake Levitt
Publisher: Safe Goods Publishing, November 1, 2001
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Cell Towers and hidden "stealth" antennas are cropping up all over, despite vehement objections from community members. Health & safety questions arise, but are often dismissed by the very people entrusted to protect community welfare - planners and zoners - who have been told they cannot consider such questions. But safety concerns about radio frequency radiation (called RF) used in all wireless technology, spans decades. Those concerns have yet to be resolved despite our increasing exposures. "Cell Towers" cuts through the rhetoric to address the complex issues of low-level RF. With chapters contributed by prominent research scientists, government officials, engineers, and attorneys, the book is the most comprehensive and balanced resource available for lay people today. Questions answered include: Are the health concerns justified? What does the science really say? What are the roles of the lead government agencies: EPA & FCC? Are the RF exposure standards reliable? Are they current? What are other countries doing? Are humans the only concern? What about millions of birds killed annually when they collide with towers? What about property devaluation? Liability? Case law? What can communities do? What are good zoning regulations? Are we on an environmental collision course with ambient energy?

From the Publisher: We quote the following endorsements: "Finally, a publication dealing with the very timely and important issue of cell towers. Following Levitt's excellent overview of the problem, the book takes us through relevant scientific and regulatory issues in a thorough, easy-to-understand manner. This is an essential reference work for laypersons, as well as those in science, policy development, regulation and legislation." -Jerry L. Phillips. Ph.D., Bioelectromagnetics consultant; former Research Scientist, Cancer Therapy & Research Center, San Antonio, Tx and Pettit Memorial VA Hospital, Loma Linda CA

"The continued proliferation of this radiation constitutes one of the most significant alterations of the natural environment, with the possibility of major impacts on human health. Ms. Levitt's compilation of the presentations of the Cell Towers Forum - along with additional scientific evidence, up-tp-date regulatory provisions, and abstracts of pertinent legal decisions - is unbiased, authoritative and represents the opinions of recognized experts in the bioeffects of electromagnetic radiation. This book should be required reading for all planning boards, environmental groups, and concerned citizens." -Robert O, Becker, M.D., Biomedical sciences consultant; author of "The Body Electric" and "Cross Currents.

The Body Electric:  Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life
by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks, 1 edition, July 22, 1998
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In this landmark book, Robert O. Becker, M.D., a pioneer in the field of bioelectric science, presents a fascinating look at the role electricity plays in healing, challenging the traditional mechanistic model of the body.

Colorful and controversial, this is a tale of engrossing research, scientific and medical politics, and breakthrough discoveries that offer new possibilities for fighting disease and harnessing the body's healing powers.

Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution, The Promise of Electromedicine
With a New Foreward by Louis Slesin
by Robert O. Becker
Publisher: Tarcher, Later Printing edition, December 1, 1990
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Dr. Becker tells of the emergence of electromagnetic medicine, which promises to unlock the secrets of healing, and the growth of electromagnetic pollution, which poses a clear environmental danger. He explains the effectiveness of alternative healing methods that use parts of the body's innate electrical healing systems, and warns that our bodies are being adversely affected by power lines, computers, microwaves and satellite dishes.

From Library Journal: Becker explores the healing potential and adverse effects of electricity. Many alternative therapies attempt to tap the curative abilities of electromagnetism, and Becker thinks they are often effective modalities which do not have the dangerous side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and other mainstream medical procedures. On the opposite side of the coin, he reviews the potential dangers of electromagnetic fields from such sources as common household appliances, power lines, and computers--risks exhaustively exposed in Paul Brodeur's Currents of Death ( LJ 10/1/89). This accessible book is recommended for public libraries. - Judith Eannarino, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.