Are Cell Phones and WiFi Hazardous to Our Health?

Dr. David Carpenter is the director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany, and the author of the Bioinitiative Report, one of the very few publications to evaluate the safety concerns associated with cell phones. He received his degree at Harvard Medical School and has decades of experience studying public health and environmental contaminants, with more than 360 peer-reviewed articles bearing his name.

On this episode of HealthMade radio, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt discusses electromagnetic fields and radiation with Dr. David Carpenter MD, and co-editor of the 2012 BioInitiative Report BioInitiative 2012 Report Issues New Warnings on Wireless and EMF.

There is now much more evidence of risks to health affecting billions of people world-wide.   The status quo is not acceptable in light of the evidence for harm.“

Dr. David Carpenter
  • How are we exposed to electromagnetic frequencies?
  • What is the electromagnetic spectrum?
  • What is an electrosensitivity?
  • What are the effects on the human body?
  • Could I be electromagnetically sensitive?


The National Toxicology Program (NTP)/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) released their final reports on their $30 million animal study on long-term exposure to wireless radiofrequency electromagnetic (RF-EMF) radiation. They found statistically significant increases in DNA damage, heart damage, malignant glioma tumors of the brain, and malignant schwannomas of the heart. The increased incidence of heart tumors was considered by the expert peer-reviewers and staff of the NTP to demonstrate “clear evidence of carcinogenic activity” of modulated cell phone radiofrequency radiation. Similarly, studies by the Ramazzini Institute of RF-EMF at levels below FCC limits (Falcioni, 2018) found increases in malignant schwannomas of the heart in exposed rats.

Importantly, these animal study findings support published case-control studies in humans which found increases in tumors of the same types—schwannomas and gliomas.



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