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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 Hardcover – September 23, 2010

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  • Hardcover: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult (September 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LQ0ENC
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,442,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is THE best book on this vital topic. Davis can really write, and she's been talking with many of the key scientists. Prof. Om Gandhi used to work with Motorola but has been an independent professor for decades. His work on how microwaves penetrate deeply into a child's brain raised many eyebrows, but what he says here is just devastating. Similar info from Prof. Adelkopfer in Europe, plus a great intro into the work of Dr. Sam Milham.

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...
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I recently started giving a lot more consideration to the things around me: electric and magnetic fields, soaps, cleaning chemicals and, yes, microwaves like ovens and those emitted from phones. I have a doctorate degree in science and have written papers myself. It is no mystery at all that a lot of research in every field is distorted by politics, money and industries. The author spends an inordinate amount of time detailing the history of cell phone research and how it wasn't really valid or how it was manipulated by the cell phone industry. OK, I get that. Thanks.

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?
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I am a Certified Dental Assistant II and studied Radiography in school. There are places we must get radiation from like dental x-rays which show the dentist if you have a cavity interproximally or below the gumline. Or an xray for a possible broken bone. Daily we're getting doses of radiation continually from our own cell phones and every cell phone around us: think of a movie theater where you're crammed in like sardines, or a night club. Every person having a cell phone on them turned on at all times is a relatively new thing. Once you read this book and realize the tests that say they're safe are based on ONE HOUR OF CELL PHONE USE A MONTH you'll naturally realize we're all using them much more than that. You have to ask yourself why other countries are puting more and more warnings on the dangers of radiation from cell phones. And in Israel where cell phones are used almost exclusively instead of land lines why does that country show an increase in brain tumors. You want to ask yourself: do companies like Verizon have anything to gain by keeping information about radiation from the public? If you study at all about health and how radiation affects cells (DNA) it doesn't take long to come to the realization that radiation from cell phones could be one thing that's injuring the DNA enough to cause them to start replicating in an unnatural way which is what cancer is. People say 'Well, everything causes cancer.' That's not true - just a lot of things we've come to accept as normal and have embraced as a nautral part of our everyday lives that may be the culprits. By accepting the way we currenly do things as normal we come to believe that everything causes cancer. (Just a side note: talk to someone who works in a plant applying teflon coating. If they sweat at all they have to go home.Read more ›
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