Wonderfest's Mission is to inspire and nurture a deep sense of wonder about the world. We aspire to stimulate curiosity, promote careful reasoning, challenge unexamined beliefs, and encourage life-long learning. We achieve these ends through public science gatherings in the San Francisco Bay Area and through online science discourse & video that reach around the world.
Tucker Hiatt, Visting Scholar in the Stanford Chemistry Department and Executive Director of Wonderfest
What are the health effects of electromagnetic (EM) radiation? After exploring the fundamental (and fun) physics of electric and magnetic fields, we will see just what EM waves are. Then we’ll consider how this radiation can, and might, and cannot disrupt the mechanisms of the body. Finally, we’ll examine the evidence — both anecdotal and scientific — for the health effects of EM radiation from power lines, smart meters, and, in particular, cell phones.