Wireless Radiation and Health: Expert Forum on Environmental Health Research and Policy Priorities

Event date: January 23 - January 27, 2017

    Devra Davis (The Hebrew University)
    Charles Greenblatt (The Hebrew University)





    A workshop on “Non-ionizing radiation, what we know, what we need to know, and what should we do in the meantime” will be held at the IIAS between January 24 to 26, 2017.  A major presentation by Linda Birnbaum, the award-winning Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will discuss the National Toxicological Program’s recent major study of cancer induced by cell phone level radiation in rodents.   Fiorella Belpoggi, Research Director of the Ramazzini Institute will present preliminary findings from a large parallel study.  Sessions in the workshop will be devoted to identifying major data gaps and the challenges in evaluating the basic science of the biological effects of EMF/RF, the epidemiology of non-ionizing radiation including neuro-behavioral aspects, beneficial and therapeutic innovations in the use of EMF/RF, WiFi in schools and other indoor environments, “screen time”, and radiation hypersensitivity.  Small expert workgroups will be an essential part of the program that will propose research priorities.




    Confirmed Foreign Guests

    Linda Birnbaum, PhD, FACT, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

    Fiorella Belpoggi,  MD PhD, Director,  Collegium Ramazzini

    Sergio Bergman, Minister of the Environment, Argentina

    Devra Lee Davis PhD MPH, FACE, Visiting Professor of Medicine, Hebrew University and President Environmental Health Trust

    Suleyman Kaplan, PhD, Professor and Dean Ondokuz Mayis Medical University, Samsun Turkey

    Niels Kuster, PhD Founder and Director of Swiss National Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS)  

    Ronald Melnick, formerly NIEHS, NIH Director National Toxicological Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

    Anthony B Miller MD, Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Expert of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

    Theodora Scarato, Clinical Psychologist, Environmental Health Trust  

    Frank Lieberman, MD Chief of Neuro-oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

    Lloyd Morgan, Fellow, Environmental Health Trust

    Leeor Alon, Assistant Professor, New York University Medical Center, Radiation Physics