Electricity, Health, and the Disconnect Between Fear and Science
Three new books argue for the health hazards of electricity
In the last year, no fewer than three popular books have been published on the supposed dangers of electricity in general and cellphones in particular. Their titles say it all: Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization (by Samuel Milham), Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution (by Ann Louise Gittleman), and Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family (by Devra Davis). Host Steven Cherry speaks with Kenneth R Foster, a professor of bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and an IEEE Fellow, about the hazards of cellphones and other artifacts of our electrical age.
Audio engineer: Francesco Ferorelli
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