Watch: Health Effects of EM Radiation

A Cell Phone Upside the Head: EM Radiation and Health from Wonderfest on


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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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.