Like most people, I used to assume electronics and wireless devices were all safe. I even worked in the tech industry in Silicon Valley and on one occasion delivered a new computer to a lab for FCC certification. I have spent the last 10 years researching and funding environmental health efforts to reduce toxins and increase awareness. After looking at the new emerging science on EMF (electromagnetic fields) effects for the last 4 years, I’m now directing all of my funding and time to EMF awareness, because I believe I can get a larger positive social impact even faster than my previous focus on toxins reduction.
Many people who assume EMF and wireless radiation are safe have heard the theory that non-ionizing radiation is not powerful enough to break apart atomic bonds, and therefore could not damage DNA. In theory, this is true, but it is not a complete proof of safety and makes a glaring omission of the role of electrons play in biological life. In reality, most studies, not funded by the industry, have found biological effects, including DNA damage. In 2011, the World Health Organization listed radio frequency radiation as a class 2B carcinogen, in the same category as lead and DDT.
If you are interesting in learning more about emerging evidence of EMF health risks, here is a list of resources I have found to be the most credible, useful and up to date:
Overpowered (2014) by Columbia Professor Martin Blank
An Electronic Silent Spring (2014) by Katie Singer
Full Signal (2011)
Generation Zapped Trailer
Searching for a Golden Cage - Time Magazine (2014)
A search in Pubmed for EMF finds over 2100 published research papers. Recently, studies funded directly by industry have come under question and the FCC is used as an example of a captured regulatory agency in business ethics classes at Harvard. Reviewing research in this field requires a healthy dose of skepticism. Many neutral scientists have moved from the camp of safety to non-safety. I have not found any scientists who have moved from the belief that EMF and wireless are unsafe to the conclusion that EMF and wireless are safe.