Expert Testimony

Dr. Charlie Teo

Dr Charlie Teo is an Australian neurosurgeon, Director of Sydney’s Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. He is well known throughout the world for his life saving surgeries on tumours that no other surgeon would consider operating on. According to Dr Teo, “If you are exposed to enough EMR, you will get brain cancer”. Dr Teo believes that Australia should take the lead in protecting the population from EMF exposures “we led the world with car seat belts and bike helmets, why not with mobile phones and other EMR technology and services?”

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Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski

Professor Dariusz Leszczynski has two doctorates and a docentship in biochemistry, was Research Professor and Head of the Radiation Biology Laboratory at the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) in Finland and spent 18 years conducting experimental work on electromagnetic fields and health. He was a member of the IARC Working Group that classified radiofrequency radiation a class 2B carcinogen. In late 2015 Professor Leszczynski visited Australia, giving lectures in Sydney and Melbourne. The following summarises his 9 December presentation at Monash University: ‘Wireless radiation and human health policies: how reliable is the scientific evidence?’

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Dr. Dimitris Panagopolous

EMF-biophysicist Dr. Dimitris J. Panagopoulos works at the Choremeion Research Laboratory, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece. His experiments were among the first that showed damaging effects of microwave and other types of man-made EMFs on DNA and reproduction. His theory on the biophysical mechanism of action of EMFs on cells also known as “ion forced-oscillation mechanism” is considered the most plausible. He has explained why man-made polarized EMFs are much more damaging than natural unpolarized EMFs, and why highly varying Real exposures from mobile phones and other microwave devices are much more damaging than simulated exposures with invariable parameters.

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Dr. Ron Melnick

Dr. Melnick worked for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for over 28 years as a senior toxicologist and director of special programs, studying a number of toxic agents. Dr Melnick led the design of the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Rodents.
“This study was designed to test the (null) hypothesis that cell phone radiation at non-thermal exposure intensities could not cause adverse health effects, and to provide dose-response data for any detected toxic or carcinogenic effects.” and that the results “clearly demonstrate that the null hypothesis has been disproved.” He concluded that any criticisms of this study are designed to “minimize the utility of the experimental data on RFR for assessing human health risks.” Full Melnick NTP Comments here.

 

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Dr. David Carpenter

Prof. David O. Carpenter, MD, PhD (USA) is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization(WHO) at the School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, USA. He is an internationally renowned expert in the human health effects of environmental contaminants, including metals, organic compounds and non-ionizing radiation. He also serves as professor of environmental health sciences at Albany’s School of Public Health. Professor Carpenter is a public health physician who received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and has authored more than 370 peer-reviewed publications, 6 books and 50 reviews and book chapters. He has previously served as Director of the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, and as Dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health.

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Dr. Devra Davis

Dr Devra Davis is an American epidemiologist. She works on disease prevention and environmental health factors. She served as the President Clinton appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board from 1994 to 1999, having won bipartisan Senate confirmation. She was Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology, the first of its kind in the world, and presently acts as President of Environmental Health Trust, a non-profit organization focusing on drawing attention to man-made health threats.  In recent years, her attention has become focused on the health hazards of exposures to man-made sources of electromagnetic radiation, especially those from wireless devices.

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Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, founder of PHIRE, (Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment). In 2008, she began researching biological effects of non-ionising radiation . This research included copious literature appraisal,  conducting her own research via medical histories, medical examinations and provocation testing of those with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS). She has provided expert witness statements regarding EHS, and been invited to discuss the public health concerns of radiation exposure at the highest political level both here in the UK, and in Europe. She has provided support for schools and parents who require advice to better protect the health of children and information and advice for doctors and their patients.

 

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Dr Henry Lai

Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and former Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, has compiled summaries of several areas of the research on the biologic and health effects of exposure to RFR and ELF EMF. His sets of abstracts which cover the period from 1990 to 2019 constitute a comprehensive collection of this research. Dr. Lai finds that the preponderance of the research has found that exposure to RFR or ELF EMF produces oxidative stress or free radicals, and damages DNA. Moreover the preponderance of RFR studies that examined neurological outcomes has found significant effects.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz

Dr. Joel M. Moskowitz is a researcher on the faculty of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked on public health issues that include cell phone risk, tobacco control, and alcohol abuse. Since the mid 2010s, Moskowitz has been repeatedly cited as an expert and quoted in national news media about the health risks of mobile phoneselectromagnetic fields (EMFs), and related technologies. He helped the city of Berkeley, California to draft an ordinance mandating safety warnings on cell phones. In 2018, Moskowitz won the James Madison Freedom of Information Award for his work in bringing to light previously publicly unknown California Department of Public Health guidance documents about cell phone safety.

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Dr. Leif Salford

Dr. Leif Salford is a neurosurgeon at Lund University Hospital, and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery. Since 1988 he has led a team of researchers that have exposed thousands of laboratory rats to microwave radiation from various sources. Since the late 1990s they have used mobile telephones as the source of this radiation. Their results have been consistent and alarming: not only does radiation from a cell phone damage the blood-brain barrier, but it does so at even when the exposure level is reduced a thousandfold. Even more disturbingly, and contrary to what was expected, the damage to the blood-brain barrier worsened when the experimenters reduced the exposure level. The implies that SAR ratings for cell phones may be worthless and that it may not be possible to make cell phones safer by reducing their power.

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Dr. Lennart Hardell

Prof. Lennart Hardell MD, PhD (Sweden) is a specialist oncologist and a cancer epidemiologist at Örebro University. Prof. Hardell has as a long career as a clinical and medical research doctor. He has a focused interest in environmental risk factors for cancer that he has studied in epidemiological investigations. He was a Research fellow at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1985. Over the years Prof. Hardell has been awarded several scientific prizes for his research. In recent years much of Prof. Hardell’s research has focused on the use of mobile phones and cordless phones and the risk of brain tumours. His research has contributed to the cancer classification of different agents such as TCDD, PCB, the herbicide glyphosate, and radiofrequency fields. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

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Dr. Magda Havas

Dr. Havas’s research since the 1990s  is concerned with the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution including radio frequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity, and ground current. She works with diabetics as well as with individuals who have multiple sclerosis, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and those who are electrically hypersensitive. She also conducts research on sick building syndrome as it relates to power quality in schools. Dr. Havas has taught about electromagnetic pollution in several courses at Trent University  and has supervised Reading Courses and Honours Thesis Projects in this area.  One of the courses deals specifically with the biological effects of electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation.  This is one of the few courses available in North America at a senior undergraduate level critically examining the effects of non-ionizing radiation.

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Prof. Martin Pall

Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University is a published and widely cited scientist on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields. Dr. Pall speaks internationally on this topic, an expert in how wireless radiation impacts the electrical systems in our bodies. He has published 7 studies showing there exists exquisite sensitivity to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the voltage sensor in each cell, such that the force impacting our cells at the voltage sensor has massive impact on the biology on the cells of our bodies.

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Dr. Mary Redmayne

Mary was a Primary School teacher in Wellington, NZ, in 2003-2008. This was followed Master and PhD (Environmental Studies). She completed a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Monash University, Melbourne, in 2016. Now based back in Wellington, she works as an independent researcher, consultant, and educator. Her primary research interests and PhD revolve around the effects of permitted exposures to EMF on health, with particular attention to microwaves/radio-frequencies typical of electronic devices and also non-EMF effects on child development, addiction and mental health related to screen-time. Dr Redmayne has published more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented at conferences internationally. She considers there is a real need for policy-makers, parents and professionals who care for children’s health and education to learn enough about transmitting technology to be able to make informed decisions on their and their children’s use of it.

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Dr. Olle Johansson

Olle Johansson PhD is a global authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. He originally coined the term ”screen dermatitis” which became recognized as the functional impairment known as electrohypersensitivity. Survey studies show that somewhere between 230,000-290,000 Swedish men and women—out of a population of 10,000,000—report a variety of symtoms when in contact with electromagnetic field sources. In 2000, the diagnosis of electrosensitivity was officially recognized by the Swedish government as a disability which may interfere with daily functioning and qualifies for both medical care and the provision of an electrosmog-free working environment.

He is a past associate professor at the Karolinska Institute, Department of Neuroscience, and head of The Experimental Dermatology Unit as well as a guest and adjunct professor in basic and clinical neuroscience at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He has published more than 600 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the fields of basic and applied neuroscience, dermatology, epidemiology, and biophysiology.

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Dr. Pri Bandara

Dr. Pri Bandara is a former academic clinical and basic researcher (Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals as well as Faculty of Medicine at the the University of Sydney and UNSW) is now operating as an independent researcher and educator in environmental health. In her short academic career, Dr Bandara gained research experience in clinical hepatology, molecular pharmacology, biochemistry and molecular genetics. She also served as a senior manager in the New South Wales health system, coordinating a dynamic research team and a clinical team at the Westmead Children’s Hospital (Neurogenetics Research Unit and the Institute for Neuroscience & Muscular Research). Dr Bandara chose to become a stay-at-home mum in 2008 and subsequently became involved in environment health, realising the need to focus on the prevention of chronic diseases more than intervention. The genetic regulation of cellular oxidative stress responses was the research focus of her doctoral studies at UNSW in the late 1990s and Dr. Bandara has pursued her interest in oxidative stress that is involved in the pathobiologically of almost every disease. Investigating cytotoxic effects of various environmental pollutants via complex cellular pathways, Dr Bandara furthers the understanding of their health impacts for our changing world. Dr. Bandara has a particular research interest in the biological and health effects of low-intensity radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) exposure, now widespread even in children, from a multidue of wireless communication and surveillance devices.

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Dr. Neil Cherry

Dr Neil Cherry (1946 – 2003) held the position of Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Professor Cherry had listened to these concerns of the community and spent many years and a great deal of his own salary income to travel around the world visiting universities and laboratories to collect the published papers and discuss as much as possible with the original researchers to make sure his evidence and conclusions are closely correct.

It is highly likely that Professor Cherry was the first Environmental Health scientist in the world to research and publish strong evidence that:

a. Electromagnetic fields and radiation damage DNA and enhance cell death rates and therefore they are a Ubiquitous Universal Genotoxic Carcinogen that enhances the rates of Cancer, Cardiac, Reproductive and Neurological disease and mortality in human populations. Therefore there is no safe threshold level. The only safe exposure level is zero, a position confirmed by dose-response trends in epidemiological studies.

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b. Solar and Geomagnetic Activity is a Natural Hazard causing serious human health effects through modulation of extremely small natural electromagnetic radiation (0.1pW/cm²), the Schumann Resonance signal, that is detected by the human brains and alters the melatonin output which causes modulation of many human health effects including cancer, cardiac, reproductive and neurological diseases and mortality.

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Dr. Russel Cooper

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