Wireless Technology Symposium
Friday May 31, 2019
Women’s College Hospital, Toronto
There is a range of evidence that adverse health effects can result from increased exposure to interconnected wireless devices and infrastructures that emit nonionizing microwave or radiofrequency radiation (MW/RFR). Such effects can include: impairment of reproduction, amplification of effects of other toxic agents, and contribution to chronic disease.
Additionally, at exposure levels of MW/RFR commonly tolerated by the general population, some patients experience acute and chronic symptoms including fatigue, tinnitus, headaches, as well as neurological and cardiac dysfunction, related to electromagnetic fields (EMF).
This day-long event will involve 20-minute presentations from clinicians, medical researchers, and patient advocates, with each presentation followed by 10 minutes of questions/answers and/or group discussion.
To explore how the Ontario medical community can:
- Learn more about the human health impacts of nonionizing microwave or radiofrequency radiation;
- Detect and manage illness;
- Incorporate mitigating, public health-driven protective measures.
To gain further understanding from the voices of clinicians, medical researchers, and
patient advocates about:
- Demographics, toxicology, epidemiology and pathophysiology of wireless technology on health;
- Current states of best practices for management;
- Up-to-date research;
- Lived experiences of patients, such as those with electromagnetic fields hypersensitivity (EHS).
Conference Committee: Riina Bray, David Fancy, Lynn Marshall, Meg Sears; Melissa Chalmers,
PROGRAM: Topics & Speakers
Each 20-minute speaker will be followed by 10 minutes of questions/answers and group discussion
Details of each session and any relevant materials can be found below.