Expert Panel Hosts: Dr Brian Clement, Devra Davis, Elizabeth Grossman, Jeffrey Smith
(A podcast version of this video is available on iTunes.)
• Jeffrey M. Smith, the most well-known researcher of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and foods, speaks about the grave risks and dangers of GMOs. This lecture has potential to awake the general public to grave risks and dangers of GMOs. It is both a fascinating and very well documented lecture.
• Elizabeth Grossman says that The chemical stability of PCBs that made them so useful as industrial products also makes them environmentally persistent and gives them properties that pose potentially serious health hazards. In addition to being slow to biodegrade, PCBs are lipophilic (fat soluble) so they can bioaccumulate and move up the food web. Certain PCBs have been identified as carcinogens.
• Brian Clement - Many of the impacts on health from chemicals used in synthetic clothing are being documented in medical journals, but the studies concerned rarely receive mainstream media attention. To give just one illustration, contact dermatitis and other allergenic effects caused by skin exposure to synthetic clothing “is not only more frequent than previously thought,” according to a 2003 study in the medical journal Dermatology Online, but “is also increasing.”
• Devra Davis presents a range of recent and long-suppressed research. Cell phone radiation is a national emergency. Stunningly, the most popular gadget of our age has now been shown to damage DNA, break down the brain's defenses, and reduce sperm count while increasing memory loss, the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer. The growing brains of children make them especially vulnerable. And half of the world's four billion cell phone users are under twenty.Davis, the founding director of the toxicology and environmental studies board at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, takes listeners through the dark side of this trillion-dollar industry. Health experts have long been frozen out of policy-making decisions about cell phones; federal regulatory standards are set by the cell phone industry itself. Cell phone manufacturers have borrowed the playbook of the tobacco industry. One secret memo reveals their war plan against reports of cell phone dangers.Among a host of fascinating characters,