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 new Spectra pipeline will bring lots of shale gas to NYC, along with high levels of cancer-causing radon. Shale gas extracted from the Marcellus region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia has high levels of naturally-occurring radon, a potent carcinogen. According to the EPA, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Now, thanks to the new Spectra gas pipeline which went into operation on November 1st, this radon-rich gas is now being delivered to homes, apartments and businesses in New York City and Westchester County.
Wilma Subra is an environmental chemist and natural gas expert who has received the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” award for her work with communities fighting against polluting industries.
As if the producers of natural gas didn’t already have enough headaches with radioactive waste, scientists and medical experts are now beginning to warn about high levels of radon in the gas from the Marcellus shale formation.The gas currently being brought to NYC from Louisiana has low levels of radon that decay during its travel time to New York. In contrast, gas from nearby Pennsylvania (and New York, if Governor Cuomo doesn’t stop fracking) has high levels of radon that won’t have a chance to decay before the gas gets to homes, apartments and restaurants in New York.On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk about the potential heath threat of radon with attorney and radon expert Jeff Zimmerman.
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.
Everyone knows that radiation causes cancer, and recent events have shown that even with safeguards, nuclear energy plants can never be completely safe. Yet the industry and their elected cheerleaders are still trying to convince Americans that nuclear energy is the answer to our energy needs.
On this edition of Green Street, Doug and Patti are joined by award-winning author, journalist and investigative reporter Karl Grossman who has spent a career studying nuclear energy and its politics.