MARTIN BLANK, Ph.D., received a Bachelor of Science Degree from City College of New York and earned PhD’s from Columbia University, New York City and Cambridge University, England. He is currently a Special Lecturer in the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University, where he was Associate Professor for over 40 years. During this period, he edited 12 books and published over 200 papers. Overpowered, his latest book, is on the dangers of electromagnetic fields in our environment.
Dr. Blank has worked for the U.S. Office of Naval Research, as well as several industrial labs. He has also organized scientific meetings, including two World Congresses on Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, and the first Gordon Research Conference on Bioelectrochemistry.
Additionally, he has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine and edited the 2009 issue of Pathophysiology on biological effects of EMF. He was one of the organizers of the Bioinitiative Report, where he authored the section on stress proteins. He served as the President of the Bioelectromagnetics Society 1997 through 1998, and has been an invited expert on EMF safety for the Canadian Parliament, for the House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy in Vermont, and for the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil.
Dr. Blank further writes in his book Overpowered on what science tells us about the dangers of cell phones and other WIFI-Age devices. Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of 21st century life – suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet, we’ve all heard whispers that these essential little devices give you brain cancer. Could it be true?
Overpowered helps us understand the biological effects resulting from low, non-thermal levels on non-ionizing electromagnetic radiations coming not only from cell phones, but many other devices we use in our home and offices every day like computers, hair dryers and microwaves.
It is generally accepted that there should be a limit on exposure of the public to electromagnetic fields, however, industry pushes the envelope. Dr. Blank recommends taking precautions and teaches steps we can take in our daily lives es to reduce exposures.
Dr. Blank may be contacted by his e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
He will speak on Overpowered: What Science Tells Us About The Dangers Of Cell Phones & Other WIFI-Age Devices.