Cellphones: Unhealthy at any Speed: IBE 204.9
Explore the distortions and lies perpetuated by the telecommunication industry, understand the truth about the effects of cellphones on human health, and learn to adopt the easy methods and practices that minimize your risks without abandoning your phones. The indispensible nature of cellphones in our everyday lives makes this course an imperative for every consumer, especially the parents of toddlers and school-age children.
Cellphones, and SmartPhones in particular, along with their cousins WiFi and cordless home phones, are well documented as presenting significant hazards to human health, and as contributing factors to Sick Building Syndrome (also known as Sick House Syndrome). In May 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) categorized cell phone radiation as a "possible carcinogenic hazard." This is a label the WHO also placed on lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform. The WHO issued a further statement that this new warning is "based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use."
A must for consumers who are confused by the myriad of conflicting reports, as well as for professionals wanting to bring their knowledge base up to date, this course is a comprehensive evaluation of the risks to human health posed by cellphones and microwave towers. It covers network growth versus health impacts, EMR basics, radiofrequency (RF), thermal effects, non-thermal Effects, and most importantly: the actions you can take for your protection.
Updated and edited by electrical engineer and IBE board president, Lawrence Gust, this course was originally written by Dr. George Carlo and electrical engineer Vicki Warren, BBEC.
Successful completion of this course conveys 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 15 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of eleven lessons, and can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $105 USD.