Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumers Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves.

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Nov 16, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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B. Blake Levitt

Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumers Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves.
400 pages 23 illustrations and charts

HARVEST BOOKS / HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY

If our everyday existence is impossible to imagine without electricity and communications, then it is also
impossible to imagine without electromagnetic fields. But recent legal judgments support what some
environmental activists have long said: those ubiquitous fields can pose a serious challenge to our health
and environment as well as to housing values and community development plans. This eye-opening book –
the most comprehensive resource available to consumers today – explains why and where electromagnetic
fields (EMF’s) occur, which illnesses may have a strong connection to them, and why our doctors’
knowledge is limited.

In a frank, balanced, and accessible manner, science writer B. Blake Levitt, a former feature writer for The
New York Times, sorts through the complex social and medical issues. From high-tension lines to radio
towers, and consumer products to government regulations, she explores our ever-increasing
electromagnetic environment and shows us what we can do to live more safely within it. This is essential
reading for community planners and all those concerned with personal and family health and well being.

As significant for Americans in the 21
st
Century as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was in the 1960’s.

B. Blake Levitt is a medical/science journalist and author who has researched the subject of the biological
effects from non-ionizing radiation for 20 years. She has also authored:

Before You Conceive, The Complete Prepregnancy Guide, (Bantam, 1989) which won an Award of
Excellence from the American Medical Writers Association.

Fifty Essential Things to Do When the Doctor Says It’s Infertility (Penguin, 1995).

Prior to book writing, she wrote for The New York Times (1989-1989) and The Litchfield County Times
(1982-1985). She has been a free-lance contributor to numerous national publications, and has specialized
in medical/science writing for 20 years.

Ms. Levitt has consulted on radiofrequency radiation regarding telecommunications technology for
municipalities and citizens’ groups across the country. She has been a featured guest on many radio and
TV shows featuring the discussion of the biological effects of non-ionizing radiation relating to wireless
telecommunications base stations and towers



TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART ONE
ELECTROMAGNETIC FILEDS: A COMPLEX SUBJECT


Chapter 1: How Can This Be?

Chapter 2: The Difficulty with Setting Standards

Chapter 3: Electromagnetics Made Simple … It’s a Lot Like Baseball

Chapter 4: Nature’s Electromagnetic Fields

Chapter 5: Trees and Plants: The Things That Sustain Us All

PART TWO
THE MEDICAL ISSUES

Chapter 6: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know, and Why

Chapter 7: The Body’s Electrical System

Chapter 8: The Secret Electrical Life of Cells

Chapter 9: Pregnancy, Children, and Electromagnetic Fields

Chapter 10: Twentieth-Century Maladies

PART THREE
WHERE THE EXPOSURES ARE, HOW TO MEASURE, HOW TO MITIGATE


Chapter 11: Getting a Handle on Our Altered Environment

Chapter 12: What’s at Home?

Chapter 13: What’s at Work?

Chapter 14: Power Lines

Chapter 15: The Blinking Horizon … Radio Towers and Microwave Dishes