Cell phone radiation documentary screens tomorrow

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"My cellphone is doing WHAT to my blood-brain barrier?"

The pre-screening wine bar won't erase the sinister implications of tomorrow's Artist's Television Access showing of Reconnect. On Sat/28, filmmaker Kevin Kunze will show a rough cut of the film that will make you think twice about answering your next phone call.

When East Bay father Alan Marks pegged his brain tumor on cell phone usage a few years ago, the issue of cell phone radiation had its brief moment in the limelight. But the media focus eventually fizzled out. And with so many friends to talk to, deals to make, lunch dates to plan, and distant relatives to keep at bay, our reliance on phones wasn't so easily put on hold. 

But some kept their eyes on the story. One of these believers was independent filmmaker and activist Kunze, who was deeply affected by meeting Alan Marks' wife Ellie and later teamed up with Nobel Prize-winning author and scientist Devra Davis to make a documentary on the issue of cell phone radiation and its rather serious implications. The film picks up the story at the industry's initial boom in 1993. 

Reconnect (formerly called Disconnect) interviews experts hailing from Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and California Senators Mark Leno and Leland Yee offer their thoughts on the matter, and Kunze digs up the stories of multiple brain tumor sufferers, whose stories went oddly uncovered by the media. Though the potential for brain cancer was a projected side-effect that's been discussed since the promulgation of mobile phones, more and more studies are popping up that suggest the long-term usage of devices cause DNA damage, blood-brain barrier damage, breast cancer, sperm reduction, and infertility.

San Francisco's own history with cell phone health has been an intense one. The Right to Know Act of 2010 required cell phone retailers post information about possible health risks associated with phone usage. The law came under fierce attack from the telecommunications industry, however. 

"Since the beginning," says Kunze in explanation of the film on a fundraising website. "There was always talk of cell phone radiation and the possibility it could cause cancer." Check out the screening at Artists' Television Access this Saturday, have a drink, and take the post-film Q&A as an opportunity to ask Kunze about what life looks like post-iPhone.

Reconnect

Sat/28 7pm cocktail hour, 8pm screening, free

Artists' Television Access

998 Valencia, SF 

www.atasite.org

Comments

No worries here. I keep my tinfoil hat on at all times.

Posted by guest on Jul. 27, 2012 @ 10:36 am

I'm not pro-cell phone, per se, but I AM very much for the importance of the scientific method and providing evidence for such big claims. Unfortunately, this film is not only lacking in hard evidence, it's not even interested in it. Sad that some people will buy this nonsense, really....

Posted by Guest2 on Jul. 27, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

interesting how these tin foil hat name calling crowds are always the first to be there with their comments. their computer searches are working and they get at least 25 cents from the telecoms for each negative comment. that's why the name calling is so brief. 25 cents doesn't go far for someone's time.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 28, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

I confess. AT&T pays me $0.25 every time I post a comment at a website on this topic.

All part of the all-encompassing plot against the truth.

But I wear a tin-foil hat anyway. Just so people like you never know about the conspiracy. I guess it is time to buy a new foil-liner.

Posted by guest on Jul. 29, 2012 @ 3:32 am

hahahah you're a dumbass, you obviously haven't looked at any research behind cell phone radiation, and even if you did you wouldn't be able to understand it with your high school drop out iq. Negligence like this is upsetting and it's a shame that people like you breathe our air. Maybe if you actually did some research outside of this article alone you would realize how pathetic you sound. keep on keepin on with that tin foil hat.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 30, 2012 @ 9:18 am

You got it right, about the tin foil hat name callers. I've seen where journals or studies will show some type of serious hazard from EMFs and then these folks show up and leave comments stating that the journal or researchers are not credible. Its almost as if they are bots.

Posted by Perry on Aug. 07, 2012 @ 3:25 am

I guess it's official that the sfbg is the paper for the tin hat nimby Luddite in SF? I wasn't sure, but this article has pretty much made it clear.

Posted by Greg on Jul. 27, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

What nonsense. I'm not pro-cell phones, per se, but I AM very much ON THE PAYROLL OF A COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. This movie is not only lacking in evidence, it's doesn't even have the big bucks to hire shills to discredit opposing points of view.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 27, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

You do realize the massive amounts of EM radiation around you every day even without owning a cell phone right? Wireless routers, beepers, cordless phones, even your microwave?

Do you honestly not own a cell phone? I always find it amusing that these people who are so anti cell phones use a cell phone, or have a wireless router in their home.
Stupid is as stupid does i guess.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 28, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

Never have and God willing, never will. The difference between the cell phone and all those other devices is that with the others, you are not holding it up directly to the side of your head.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 9:23 am

If Wireless Radiation has no ill effects then how come?
Electro-Sensitivity (ES)

Electro-sensitive people suffer from a variety of symptoms in close vicinity to electromagnetic fields, Wi-fi, mobiles, DECT phones, baby monitors, certain light sources etc: Headaches, Speech problems, dizziness, chest palpations, tinnitus, pressure in the ears. sweating at night. skin irritations, pins and needles in the hands in the mornings, short-term memory loss, nauseas, joint aches and pressures at the back of the head, as well as in the sinus or forehead area.

Even if you are not ES yet, it is beneficial to turn off your Wifi over night, as well as to ban electrical items, your cordless phones and mobiles from your bedroom. You will sleep much better and are less likely to have an interrupted sleep pattern. Usually waking around 4 am.

Another simple test is to stop carrying your mobile on your body (chest or trouser pockets). in many cases people experience the so-called “phantom text messages”. This describes a situation where every now and then you think you had a text message, when keeping the phone in your pockets, but when you checked there was no message. Some even suffer from heart palpitations. If that is case, just try for a while to carry your mobile in a bag or switch it off, while you have it in your pocket. ( Phone Logging onto mast )

es-uk.info  electromagneticman.co.uk magdahavas.com mobilewise.com powerwatch.org.uk weepinitiative.org

Posted by Guest on Jul. 28, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

LOL, so thinking you have a text message when you actually dont is proof that someone is electro sensitive?

You people are certifiable. Between the conspiracy theories - it blows my mind that you think people are paid to search google and comment on anti cell phone screeds.
Like, get a grip. There is a lot going on in the world outside of people who are terrified that the radio waves are coming after them to give them cancer.

Paranoid schizophrenia is real, and is demonstrated here in these comments.
BTW, I'm watching all of you.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 29, 2012 @ 9:13 am

Of course we are making call to many friends, relative’s etc.So that the radiation effect is there from our hand set. But we are not sure about the radiation and its effect, we needed scientific proof with sufficient reason is essential. Thanks for well information.

Posted by Lawrence Robort on Aug. 10, 2012 @ 2:14 am

There is now a vast array of research linking mobile phone radiation to the rapidly increasing incidence of brain tumours. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified mobile phone radiation as 'possibly carcinogenic', based on an increased risk for glioma (malignant brain cancer). Their Interphone report showed that over a ten year period using your mobile phone for just half an hour a day can raise your risk of brain cancer by 40%.

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