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June 25, 2019 62 min
Joan Cerio welcomes Dr. David Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, who shares his research on the human effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and his views on 5G. The show begins with an explanation of what 5G is, what is can do for us, its potential health risks, and some ways to reduce exposure. David O. Carpenter is a public health physician whose current position is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, as well as Professor of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University at Albany. After receiving his MD degree from Harvard Medical School he chose a career of research and public health. After research positions at the National Institute of Mental Health and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, he came to Albany in 1980 as the Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health, the third largest public health laboratory in the US after NIH and CDC. He was instrumental in creating the School of Public Health at the University at Albany in 1985. He was then appointed as the founding Dean of the School of Public Health, a position he held until 1998 when he assumed his current position. Dr. Carpenter's research initially was basic neurobiology, and more recently has primarily been the study of human disease resulting from exposure to environment contaminants and more specifically, the adverse human effects of electromagnetic fields. He became a spokesperson for New York State on issues related to EMFs. He has edited two books and written several review articles on the subject. He testified before the President's Cancer Panel in 2009 on human health effects of both power line and radiofrequency EMFs from a variety of sources. He is Co-Editor of the Bioinitiative Report which is a review of the effects of EMFs.
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