On this edition of Green Street, Carolyn Raffensberger, Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network, talks about the founding of the Wingspread Conference, and how this unusual meeting of scientists, medical professionals, philosophers and environmentalists developed a new paradigm for analyzing risk assessment: The Precautionary Principle.
For many years, the research on autism has been focused on the role of genes – and looking for that single “autism gene” that may be causing the condition. But as Dr. Herbert points out, genes don’t function in a vacuum – they interact with proteins and other chemicals in the body – and with chemicals that enter the body from our environment that aren’t supposed to be there.
Dr. Martha Herbert is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and a Pediatric Neurologist and Neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Visit her website at MarthaHerbert.org.
Two of the World’s Leading Experts Talk About Their Work
Two of the issues we cover frequently on Green Street are electromagnetic radiation from wireless devices and smart meters, and the developing field of epigenetics – the study of cell changes occurring due to the influence of environmental exposures.
On this edition of Green Street Patti and Doug welcome Dr. Lennart Hardell of the University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden, and Dr. Sheldon Krimsky of Tufts Univeristy in Boston.
So-called smart meters replace your old reliable analog electric meter with a wireless device that tells the power company when and how you use electricity. Just like a cell phone, the smart meter uses microwave radiation (or RFR) to send a signal.
Radiation is emitted from the smart meter when it sends out its signal, adding to the burden of microwave radiation already in your home from cell phones, cordless phones, wi-fi and other wireless devices. It all adds up!
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug speak with Josh Hart, Executive Director of Stop Smart Meters.
What are the potential effects of long-term exposure to wireless transmitters? Are they as safe as their manufacturers claim, or is commerce once again getting out ahead of science? Are children more vulnerable than adults?
In this week’s show we discuss the health impacts of our increasingly wireless world with EMF expert Deborah Kopald.
As school systems across the country rush to install wireless transmitters in classrooms, some environmental health experts are warning that constant low-level radiation from these devices can interfere with normal physiological development and may lead to health problems later in life.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug speak with internationally-renowned
expert Dr. Magda Havas, of Trent University in Canada, about wireless radiation and its effects on children.