Cell phones, tablets, cordless phones, laptop computers, baby monitors and wireless routers have become so ubiquitous in our modern world we don’t even think about the fact that they all emit radio-frequency radiation, also called wireless radiation. If we could actually see wireless radiation in the air in the same way we see visible light, we’d see an increasingly dense web of electromagnetic smog that envelops us pretty much everywhere we go.
Dr. Joel Moskowitz is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit his web site at www.saferEMR.com.
The rates of autism in the United States have skyrocketed over the past decade. While researchers are still debating the role that preservatives in vaccinations may play, other environmental chemicals are being added to the list of suspects that could be responsible for this alarming trend. The list includes many consumer products we use in and around our homes.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug interview Britta Belli, author of a new book called The Autism Puzzle, in which she examines the latest research on environmental links to this heartbreaking neurological disorder.
Autism is often called a “spectrum disorder” because it affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. The autism-spectrum disorders encompass a wide range of symptoms, from social awkwardness to a complete inability to interact and communicate.
Rates of autism have been rising for several decades: There is no central register for people with autism, but the best estimates indicate that 1 in every 150 children and 1 in every 83 boys has autism. There is no known single cause, but there are many theories, and research is being conducted on many fronts.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug Wood talk with Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto, internationally-recognized researcher at the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California at Davis and a professor at UC Davis School of Medicine.
Dr. Hertz-Piciotto describes some of the latest scientific research on possible environmental links to autism.