Nearly everyone I know relies on their cell phones for near-constant, plugged-in communication. Whether we’re texting, talking, snapping and posting pictures, or watching movies, our wireless devices are an integral part of our work and personal lives. And while cell phone radiation has long been assumed harmless, scientists have now conducted research that has proven the opposite.

Physician and scientist Dr. Devra Davis is the former head of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh, and current visiting professor at Harvard. In her exhaustively researched book Disconnect, Davis examines just how harmful cell phones can be, and urges people (and especially children) to make changes to their cell phone practices. After all, says Davis, “We teach out kids about safe sex, how about safe phone?”

The first thing that we can all do immediately is stop carrying our phones on our bodies: don’t stick them in a pocket, waistband, or bra-strap. Instead, carry them as far from your person as you can, in a purse or backpack.

Please read this book, or examine recent research on cell phone radiation. Cell phones are a potentially devastating public health disaster, and there are steps we can all take to minimize our risks.

“Davis makes a strong case in her book that we’ve underplayed the possible threat from cell phones for too long…Time and again, she shows the way that industry has been able to twist science just enough to stave off the possibility of any regulation.”
Time Magazine

“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