Joint Statement on Pregnancy and Wireless Radiation

Joint Statement on Pregnancy and Wireless Radiation

from The Baby Safe Project

We join together as physicians, scientists and educators to express our concern about the risk that wireless radiation poses to pregnancy and to urge pregnant women to limit their exposures.

We recognize that the exquisitely delicate systems that direct the development of human life are vulnerable to environmental insults, and that even minute exposures during critical windows of development may have serious and life-long consequences.

We know that the scientific process demands a thorough and exhaustive examination of the possible impact of wireless radiation on health; however, we believe substantial evidence of risk, rather than absolute proof of harm, must be the trigger for action to protect public health.

We call on the research community to conduct more studies to identify the mechanisms by which a fetus could be affected by wireless radiation exposures. We call on our elected leaders to support such research and to advance policies and regulations that limit exposures for pregnant women. We call on industry to implement and explore technologies and designs that will reduce radiation exposures until such research is carried out.

We affirm our role as health and science professionals to inform the public about the potential dangers associated with early-life exposures to wireless radiation, and invite all professionals engaged in obstetric, pediatric, and environmental health advocacy to join us in our quest to ensure the safety and health of future generations.

Signatories for the Joint Statement

(affiliations indicated for identification purposes only)

Mikko Ahonen, PhD, Researcher, University of Tampere, Finland

Jennifer Armstrong, MD, Ottawa Environmental Health Clinic, Ontario, Canada

Sinerik Ayrapetyan, PhD, Chair, United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Armenia

Murat Bakacak, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and IVF Center, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş Sutcu Imam University, Turkey
Priyanka Bandara, PhDEducator in Environmental Health, NSW Australia

Carlo Bellieni, MD, Former Secretary, Bioethics Committee of the Italian Pediatrics Society, Neonatologist, Bioethicist, Italy

Igor Beliaev, Dr.Sc., Head, Laboratory of Radiobiology at the Cancer Research Institute, Slovak Academy of Science and Professor, Laboratory of Radiobiology in the Department of Ecological and Medical Problems, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

Martin Blank, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

Robert W. Boxer, MD, Emeritus Fellow, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, United States

David R. Brown, ScD, Public Health Toxicologist, Environment and Human Health, United States

Lois Brustman, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York

David Buscher, MD, Former President, American Academy of Environmental Medicine and Environmental Medicine, United States

Sheila Bushkin-Bedient, MD, Concerned Health Professionals of New York, New York

Marie-Claire Cammaerts, PhD, Researcher, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Carla Campbell, MD, MS, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Drexel School of Public Health, Philadelphia

David Carpenter, MD, Director, School of Public Health, University at Albany, New York

Barry Castleman, ScD, Environmental Consultant, United States

Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH, Professor emeritus of Environmental Health, Boston University, Massachusetts

Kerry Crofton, PhD, Co-founder and Executive Director, Doctors for Safer Schools, Canada

Madhukar Shivajirao Dama, MVSc, Professor, Institute of Wildlife Veterinary Research, India

Suleyman Dasdag, PhD, Secretary General, The Turkish Biophysical Society and Professor, Biophysics Department of Dicle University, Turkey

Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, Visiting scholar, University of California at Berkeley, California

Adilza Condessa Dode, PhD, MSc, Researcher, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Larysa Dyrszka, MD, Pediatrician, New York

Erica Elliott, MD, Family Practice & Environmental Medicine, New Mexico

Dr. Elizabeth Evans, MA, (Cantab) MBBS (London), DRCOG, United Kingdom

Daniel Favre, PhD, Biologist and Apiary Advisor, Association Romand Alert, Switzerland

Aleksandra Fucic, PhD, Biologist, Genotoxicologist, Scientific Advisor, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Croatia

Goran Gajski, PhD, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Croatia

Andrew Goldsworthy, PhD, Lecturer in Biology (retired), Imperial College, London

Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Universiyt of California San Diego School of Medicine, California

Oleg Gregoriev, DrSc, PhD, Chairman, Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation, Russia

Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD, Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden

Magda Havas, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University, Canada

Lena Hedendahl, MD, General Practitioner, Luleå, Sweden

Martha Herbert, PhD, MD, Pediatric Neurologist and Neuroscientist, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts

Gunnar Heuser, MD, Professor emeritus, University of California at Los Angeles, California

Hiie Hinrikus, PhD, DSc, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Mae-Wan Ho, PhD, Co-founder and Director, Institute of Science in Society, United Kingdom

Heidi Hutner, PhD, Director of Sustainability Studies, Stony Brook University, New York

Isaac Jamieson, PhD, Architect, Environmental Scientist/Consultant, Biosustainable Design, London

Toril H. Jelter, MD, FAAP, General Practitioner and Certified Pediatrician, Mount Diablo Integrated Wellness Center, California

Olle Johansson, PhD, Researcher of Neuroscience, Karolunska Istitutet and Professor, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, The Natural Nurse, Arizona

Süleyman Kaplan, PhD, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

Kavindra Kumar Kesari, PhD, Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Science, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Lisbeth E. Knudsen, PhD, Director, Bachelor and Master Program in Public Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sianette Kwee, PhD, Professor emeritus of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

 Miriam Labbok, MD, Founding Professor and Director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), Founder and Board Member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Thomas LaCava, MD, Medical Director, Francis Holistic Medical Center, Massachusetts

Henry Lai, PhD, Bioelectromagnetics Research Laboratory, University of Washington, Washington

Bruce Lanphear, MD, Professor of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Michael Lerner, PhD, President, Commonweal, United States

Celia Lewis, PhD, Former Researcher, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Center for Coastal and Watershed Systems, Connecticut

Luana Licata, PhD, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Cynthia Johnson MacKay, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

Don Maisch, PhD, Founder,

Victoria Maizes, MD, Executive Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Arizona

Erica Mallery-Blythe, MD, Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment, United Kingdom

Lynn Marshall, MD, FAAEM, LMCFP, Former President of the Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and faculty member, University of Toronto and Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Dr. Alfonso Balmori Martínez, Biologist, Human Ecological/Social/Economical Project, Spain

Asish Mehta, MD, MCh, DNB, Neurological surgeon, Mumbai, India

Ron Melnick, PhD, Retired Senior Toxicologist, National Toxicology Program and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, United States

Stella Canna Michaelidou, PhD, President of the National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health, Cyprus, Turkey

Sam Milham, MD, Adjunct Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, New York

Anthony B. Miller, MD, Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

Hamid Mobasheri, PhD, Head of Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics and Macromolecules, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran

SMJ Mortazavi, PhD, President of the Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Protection Research Center (INIRPRC) and Professor, Medical Physics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Joel Moskowitz, PhD, Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Joachim Mutter, Physician of Internal Medicine, Germany

Lisa Lavine Nagy, MD, The Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance Inc., Massachusetts

Dr. Göknur GÜLER ÖZTÜRK, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Biophysics Department, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Hildur Palsdottir, PhD, NYU School of Medicine, New York

Janet Perlman, MD, MPH, Pediatrician, Bayside Medical Group, California

Claudio Gomez-Perretta, MD, PhD, Researcher, University La Fe of Valencia, Spain

Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD, LAC+USC Women’s & Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, California

William J. Rea, MD, Environmental Health Center, Dallas, Texas

Mary Redmayne, PhD, Adjunct Research Associate, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, California

Elihu D Richter, MD, MPH, Retired Head of the Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Injury Prevention Center, Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Lisa Ridgway, MD, Pediatrician, Victor Med Clinic, Victor, Idaho

Aviva Romm, MD, Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Nader Salama, Professor, Department of Urology & Andrology, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Egypt

Timur Saliev, PhD, Lead Researcher, Center for Life Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Alvaro Augusto A. de Salles, PhD, Federal University of Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil

Annie J. Sasco, MD, DrPH, Director of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention, University of Bordeaux, France

Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network, United States

Nesrin Seyhan, BsC, PhD, Director, Gazi Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (GNRK) Center, WHO EMF IAC Representative of Turkey, Professor, Biophysics Department, Gazi University, Turkey

Amit J. Shah, MD, MSCR, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Georgia

Kara Sheinart, MD, Neurologist affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital & Medical Center, New York

Fatih Senturk, MSc, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Biophysics Department, Gazi University, Turkey

Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, Pediatric Neurologist and Pediatrician, New York

Stephen Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., C.N.S., C.B.T., Cardiologist, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Connecticut

Narendra P. Singh, PhD, Research Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, South Carolina

Eugene Sobel, PhD, Emeritus Professor, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Colin L. Soskolne, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Canberra, Australia

Ken Spaeth, MD, MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Professor, Hofstra University, North Shore – LIJ Health System, New York

Yael Stein, MD, Physician and Researcher, Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Anne Steinemann, PhD, Professor of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne School of Engineering, Australia

Hugh Taylor, MD, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut

Arin Tomruk, MSc, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Biophysics Department, Gazi University, Turkey

Leonardo Trasande, MD, Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York

John Wargo, PhD, Professor of Risk Analysis, Environmental Policy and Political Science, Yale University, Connecticut

Dr. Ulrich Warnke, PhD, Professor and Director, Department of Biomedicine, University of Saarland, Germany

Lucy Waletzky, MD, Psychiatrist (private practice), New York

Andrew Weil, MD, Founder and Director of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Arizona

John West, MD, Co-founder and Chairman, Board of the Breast Health Awareness Foundation and General Surgeon, United States

Jingduan Yang, MD, Director of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Pennsylvania

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Wafaa Aborashed, Executive Director, Bay Area Healthy 880 Communities

Nancy Alderman, MES, President, Environment and Human Health. Inc.

Mary Beth Brangan & James Heddle, Co-Directors, EON

Giorgio Cinciripini, Co-founder, Italian Network of No-Electrosmog NGOs

Frank Clegg, CEO, Canadians For Safe Technology

Anton Fernhout, Environmental Engineer with MEng Environmental Sciences, Association Romande Alerte aux Ondes Electromagnétiques (ARA), Morges, Switzerland

Marjukka Hagström, LL.M., M.Soc.Sc, Principal Researcher, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Radio and EMC Laboratory, Finland

Desiree Jaworski, Executive Director, Center for Safer Wireless

Tarmo Koppel, Chair of Labor Environment and Safety, Ergonomics Lab at Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

B. Blake Levitt, Former New York Times contributor, Medical/Science Journalist, Author

Ellen Marks, California Brain Tumor Association, California

Jean Monro, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, FAAEM, DIBEM, MACOEM, Medical Director and Founder, Breakspear Hospital, United Kingdom

L. Lloyd Morgan, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Health Trust

Janet Newton, EMRadiation Institute

Carolyn Raffensperger, MA, JD, Executive Director, Science and Environmental Health Network

Camilla Rees, MBA,

Kathleen Riley, ND, Founder and Physician, Eclectic Naturopathic Medical Center, LLC, Connecticut

Cindy Sage, MA, Co-Editor, BioInitiative 2012 Report, Sage Associates

Donna Wolf, RD, CLT, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified LEAP Therapist, San Diego, California

Patricia J. Wood, Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education and Visiting Scholar, Adelphi University, School of Nursing and Public Health, New York

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