Lecture will look at cell phones and health risks

A Nobel Peace Prize recipient will visit Brock next week to present a public lecture on the health risks of cell phones and electromagnetic fields.Dr. Devra Lee Davis will be at the university on Monday, Nov. 22 to present her talk, “Cell Phones and Electromagnetic Fields Health Risks: The Science and Controversy” from 1 to 2 p.m. in Academic South 203. Honoured for her research and public policy work by various international groups, Davis has been a fellow of both the American Colleges of Toxicology and of Epidemiology. Commended by the director of the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Service, she was part of the team awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007.Davis was the founding director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and was professor of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health from 2004 to 2009. She founded the Environmental Health Trust in 2007 to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards. She has authored more than 190 publications in books and journals ranging from The Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association, to Scientific American and the New York Times. This event is presented by the Department of Community Health Sciences and Brock Health — a magazine produced by Community Health Sciences students — and is co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Prevention and Community Research Group. read more