2010: Legal and Scientific Experts Call For Urgent Action on EMFs – Environmental Health Trust


Excerpts from Electromagnetic Health write up

“Gabriel N. Seymour, Esq. Gabriel North Seymour, Esq. Gabriel North Seymour is a legal advocate engaged in fighting corporate bullies and abusive government agencies to protect individual constitutional rights, environmental resources, preservation of landmarks, human rights, and birds and wildlife. Her legal practice is heavily focused on the effects of non-ionizing radiation on nature and wildlife. She follows in the large footsteps of her father, Whitney North Seymour, Jr., co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and grandfather, Whitney North Seymour, who was President of the American Bar Association.

David O. Carpenter, MD. David O. Carpenter, MD serves as director of the Institute for Health and Environment at University of Albany’s School of Public Health. He previously served as director of the Wadsworth Laboratory of the New York State Department of Health. Carpenter was recently named to New York’s Renewable Energy Task Force, charged with implementing plans to reduce electricity use through new energy efficiency programs in industry and government. Carpenter, who received his doctorate from Harvard Medical School, has 220 publications, 37 reviews and book chapters and 12 other publications to his credit.

Whitney North Seymour, Jr., Esq.
Mr. Seymour is Co-Founder, Natural Resources Defense Council; Board Member, Center for Responsive Politics (tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy), former New York State Senator and United States Attorney, Southern District of New York; Independent Counsel in the Watergate era, and long-time pro bono attorney focused on electromagnetic fields. A longstanding environmentalist, much of his work has been focused on the impact of EMFs on wildlife.

B. Blake Levitt is an award-winning science journalist who has researched the biological effects of nonionizing radiation since the late 1970’s. She is author of Electromagnetic Fields, A Consumer’s Guide To The Issues And How To Protect Ourselves (1995; 2007) for which she won an Award of Excellence from the American Medical Writers Association. She is also the editor of Cell Towers, Wireless Convenience? or Environmental Hazard? Proceedings of the “Cell Towers Forum” State of the Science/State of the Law (2001). Ms. Levitt authored a chapter in Electromagnetic Environments and Health in Buildings (2004), entitled “Moving Beyond EMF Public Policy Paralysis”, and also formerly wrote for the New York Times. She is co-author with Dr. Henry Lai of a recent review of the cell tower and infrastructure radiation science just published in Environmental Reviews. Ms. Levitt is a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. She has participated in U.S. Congressional briefings and was an invited speaker at the Royal College of Physicians in London on the environmental effects of ambient non-ionizing radiation.”

To see the full Commonwealth Club Program on “The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields” please go to https://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/cc-video/