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Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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"Disconnect will surprise many and anger some. It tells all too human stories behind the science and engineering of cell phones and raises important unresolved questions about this universal technology."
-Frank A. Barnes, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder; Member of the National Academy of Engineering
"A critically important book that is a must-read for parents and policy makers. A surprising, well-documented, and compelling call for action."
-Phil Lee, M.D., former United States assistant secretary for health; Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco
"An amazing and important book that must be read to be believed. Are these devices safe for humans? The 'don't ask, don't tell' approach of the industry is irresponsible at best, criminal at worst. Read and learn why and how to protect yourself and your loved ones."
-Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The UltraMind Solution; Chairman, The Institute for Functional Medicine
"A brilliant and courageous tour de force by one of our nation's leading environmental health experts. Davis provides a detailed exposé that forces us all to take a good, hard look at what we know and what we don't know about cell phones."
-Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., Founding Director Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
"Devra Davis has written a book that will change the way the world thinks about cell phones and the potential public heath disaster they represent."
-Carlos Santos-Burgoa, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Past President, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
"This book will be a must-read for anyone who cares about our children's brains."
-David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., author of Anticancer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Anyone can understand this book, but scientists will be most surprised by how much they learn about the mechanisms of damage (still not completely worked out, but the smoking guns are plain to see).
The weakest part is the appendix on how to protect yourself. Too much emphasis on using a headset. That does reduce the intensity of the microwaves, which should protect you from the diseases Prof. Olle Johansson has studied, but not nearly enough to protect from the nerve damage and blood-brain barrier penetration seen by Prof. Salford; in fact, it could make that worse. Even those making only 2 calls per day must consider themselves to be at risk based on the behavior changes seen in the study led by Prof. Kheifets.
I'm a scientist and I have read these papers, so I wasn't shocked. I already knew cellphones were deadly and already canceled mine years ago. But I did learn some important things and was pleased to get the inside story from these researchers. I'm sure this book will be condemned by the same old people (Prof. Bob Park, Ken Foster, etc. Note they will all have military backgrounds if you read their resumes). But to attack this book they're going to have to dismiss some of the strongest researchers in the field, many who were formerly funded by industry, plus the former head of the WHO...
So why a 2 star review? First of all, it was very boring to read chapter after chapter about cell phone research - I thought a portion of the book would be about that, not close to 80% of it. Second of all, it didn't really answer many of the nagging questions which it claimed to answer. The book says right in the title, "...and how to protect your family." For having that right in the title, I was amazed that her advice was limited to a few pages in the very last chapter. By the end of this book, I thought I would know a lot more about the technical issues of microwave exposure and how to minimize it. She mentions that you should not keep a phone on your hip but doesn't really say why or how important that is. I have to carry a phone with me for work emergencies, for example. I can't turn it off...ever. What should I do?
Here are examples of what I wanted answered: I was hoping to find out how much radiation a phone in standby transmits, how this might affect me and how far my kids should be from a phone on standby. I also wanted to know more about those huge cell towers you see around the neighborhood. How bad are those? What if I can see one from my house, is that a problem?Read more ›
For 42 years I lived a very busy life always focused on the next goal and how to achieve it. Together with my husband we have made many beautiful things, most notably our two daughters. Prior to being diagnosed with my brain tumor my life seemed to be spinning out of control. My body had trouble keeping up with my racing mind. I was diagnosed with bells palsy while pregnant with my second child. I never felt the same. For several years I went to doctors and because I looked "healthy" they told me that it was just depression. Being a real estate broker and experiencing the most difficult times of my 25 year career it certainly was believable. However in my heart I knew that something was wrong. The week before I was diagnosed I went to a specialist. He ran numerous tests and we made an appointment for the following week. That Sunday at church I prayed and gave my life to Jesus Christ. I continued to race through each day struggling to understand my challenges.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read and good useful information that most people don't take into consideration. This book is good for children to know about as they get older and are able to read.Published 3 months ago by DemeLott
Pseudo-science at it's worst. I bemoan the lack of science education in the US. Anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of science and the scientific process can see through... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amused
Written by a dedicated epidemiologist with a long history of working very high up in government safety programs. Read morePublished 9 months ago by John
Dr. Davis reports with honesty what certain profiteers report with pure spin. I loved the first sentence in the book, because it so aptly anticipates an all too common response. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Edward Tench
I gave it 5 stars because of the research and honesty put into it. (I wouldn't say I love the topic). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gillian Wilkins
Gives the lowdown about cell phones. A very good review of the research done, some of the background, etc.Published 13 months ago by John Reimann
Great job. This is the book that everyone should read. When you read this book, you will no longer look at a cell phone the same way again. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dallas Huston