Cindy Sage has been involved in EMF (Electromagnetic Fields) issues as an environmental consultant and public policy researcher since 1982. She has provided professional consulting services to cities, counties, various states and a national EMF policy group on the issue of EMF policy and prudent avoidance. Cindy has numerous publications in the areas of EMF public policy, public perception, land use planning and computer modeling of EMF, real property impacts from transmission lines, and remediation of high field environments. She is an Associate Member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. She served on the California Public Utilities Commission EMF Consensus Group (1991-1992), the Keystone Institute Dialogue for Transmission Line Siting (1991-1992), and the International Electric Transmission Perception Project (1993-1994).
Appearing during the middle two hours, environmental consultant Cindy Sage discussed the dangerous health effects of electro-magnetic fields (EMF) radiating from a variety of sources. Of particular concern are the exponentially popular cell phones and cordless phones. Symptoms from EMF exposure include interrupted sleep, headaches, memory impairment, loss of concentration, dizziness, sinus problems and tinnitus. There is also the increased risk of brain tumors and cancer, she warned. Many people may have a chronic low level exposure to EMFs even if they aren't using equipment, through others' cell phones, wireless devices, and WIFI-- an "elecotromagnetic soup" that is kind of like second hand smoke, she explained. To reduce risk, use a corded phone or speaker phone, Sage suggested. She also spoke about problems associated with EMF from power lines, such as increased risk of childhood leukemia. The cost of 'undergrounding' lines is insignificant compared to the health is ... More »Host: George Noory