The Latest Science on the Link Between Cancer and Cell Phones with Dr. Devra Davis



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Technology has done amazing things for us. It keeps us connected and can provide invaluable information about our health, but it could also be hurting our health without our even realizing it. 

Electromagnetic frequencies, or EMFs, are actually all around us in the natural world, like the build up of electricity during a thunderstorm or the Earth’s magnetic field that animals use for migration. The problem is that man-made electrical devices like cell phones, Wi-Fi, computers, and microwaves, emit EMFs and have dramatically increased our exposure. 

EMFs have been classified as a Group 2B possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organization and research continues to reveal their negative impact on human health, due to interference with our internal cell membrane function, resulting in free radical production, DNA damage, and lower antioxidant levels.

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Devra Davis an internationally acclaimed award-winning scientist and author of more than 220 scientific publications and 3 popular books, including When Smoke Ran Like Water, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation

Dr. Davis was formerly a professor at the University of Pittsburgh and was the founding director of the world’s first Center for Environmental Oncology. She is currently the President and founder of the Environmental Health Trust, a non-profit scientific organization focusing on drawing attention to man-made health threats. is considered a major resource for those wanting to learn more about environmental toxins and about the current push to depend on 5G and 5G towers. 

In this episode, we dive into: 

  • The connection between EMFs, cell phone radiation, and cancer (8:06) 
  • EMFs impact on fertility (18:59) 
  • How EMF exposure to kids is different from adults (29:03)
  • How electronic devices are tested for safety (34:28)
  • Speech delay acquisition and technology (37:37)
  • How the EPA, FDA, and FCC are being hijacked by the telecom industry (44:40)
  • What motivated Dr. Davis to get involved in this work (56:23)
  • How cellphones can cause brain damage to children (58:40)
  • What you can do to mitigate the damaging effects of EMFs (1:01:02)
  • The dangers of Bluetooth headsets (1:13:17) 
  • Electromagnetic illness (1:19:02)
  • California and 5G infrastructure (1:24:37)

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For more on Dr. Davis, you can follow her on Instagram @ehtrust, on Facebook @ehtrust, on Twitter @saferphones, and through her website Get her book, Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation here.

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Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman, MD


Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD is the Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine, and a 13-time New York Times Bestselling author.

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