Devra Davis, PhD, MPH

Founding President, Environmental Health Trust (USA)

Dr. Davis, PhD, MPH, and Fellow, American College of Epidemiology, is the author of more than 220 scientific publications, editor of multiple monographs, and author of 3 popular, award-winning books. Founding President of the Environmental Health Trust (EHT), she previously served as Founding Executive Director, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Visiting Professor of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Ondokuz Mayis University, Professor of Epidemiology, Visiting Professor, Sichuan University, and as a U.S. Senate-confirmed presidential appointee in public health.

Abstract

Epidemiological, Clinical and Toxicological Evidence of RF-EMF on Reproduction

Consistent evidence from epidemiological studies, experimental research including in vitro and in vivo laboratory studies, clinical cross-sectional analysis and wildlife observations show that RF exposure is associated with reduced sperm count, motility and concentration, as well as DNA damage and altered cell structure, in both male and female reproduction. Experimental research also shows damage after wireless exposure to the ovaries and testes of rats and mice.

Male infertility is affected by exposures to heat, pesticides, radiation, radioactivity and other hazardous substances. In addition, both ionizing and nonionizing radiation have recognized adverse effects on female reproductive health as well as on spermatogenesis, sperm morphology, and motility. Current exposures from wireless radiation from cell phones, laptops, Wi-Fi and other wireless transmitting devices can contribute to infertility. From currently available studies it is clear that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) increase reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species that can weaken membranes, increase genomic instability and genotoxicity, and oxidative stress, disrupt cell repair and have deleterious effects on sperm parameters (like sperm count, morphology, motility), along with female reproductive health.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday 28 January 2021

Session 1 Radio Frequency Radiation Research

Moderator

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Thursday 28 January 2021

Session 1 Panel Discussion/Q&A

Moderator

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Thursday 28 January 2021

Epidemiological, Clinical and Toxicological Evidence of RF-EMF on Reproduction

CME

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Thursday 28 January 2021

Dialogue/Q&A: Brain Cancer and EMR … Is There a Link??

with Charles Teo, MD, Hillel Z. Baldwin, MD and Devra Davis, PhD, MPA