About the Author
Kerry Crofton is a health educator, concerned parent and member of the International EMF Alliance. She is Medical Commentator on electro-magnetic radiation for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s forum. Kerry holds a doctorate in psychology, and her thirty-five years of professional work includes: a clinical practice; writing a weekly newspaper column on wellness issues; developing and delivering wellness programs; co-producing a television program on heart health; and directing a biofeedback clinic and hospital-based cardiac programs.
Her first book, The Healthy Type A (Macmillan 1998), was based on these educational programs which she taught through the American and Canadian Heart Foundations. For many years, Kerry worked in the aviation industry – with pilots and air traffic controllers – and served on a judicial board, the Canadian Aviation Tribunal, enforcing the national aeronautics act. Currently, she leads an international coalition of aviation experts concerned about the new human factor – in-flight Wi-Fi and cell phone use.
For the past several years, Kerry has focused on electro-pollution. In researching this book, and working with prominent experts, she has become well versed in this issue. She is not a scientist; her expertise lies in health education, coaching people and organizations in effective change, and defending the public’s right to know.
Her clinical background is an asset: many people dealing with electro-sensitivity, as well as digital addiction, have benefited from her work. Kerry also directs a team developing and delivering tech-free, digital detox retreats. She has brought together the research and recommendations of many experts in this field and with their collaboration she has developed these Safer-Tech solutions – the basis of this wellness guide.
Martin Blank, PhD – Associate Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University;
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – physician and naturopathic doctor specializing in complementary medicine and environmental health;
Professor Devra Davis, PhD – founder of Environmental Health Trust, Nobel Co-laureate and award-winning epidemiologist;
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D. – Director, Center for Family and Community Health School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley;
Larry Gust – electrical engineer and Institute for Bau-Biologie® (IBE) certified Building Biologist;
Katharina Gustavs – Building Biology environmental consultant specializing in electro-magnetic field testing and environmental and occupational health;
Stan Hartman – environmental health consultant with Radsafe in Boulder, CO specializing in EMF/EMR issues;
Magda Havas, PhD – Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University;
Olle Johansson, PhD – Associate Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute and Professor at The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden;
Vini Khurana, MD – Neurosurgeon at the Canberra Hospital, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Australian National University Medical School;
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD – physician practicing in the US and Europe and founder of the Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology which offers in-depth training programs for health practitioners;
Henry Lai, PhD – Research Professor, Department of Bio-engineering, School of Medicine and College of Engineering, University of Washington;
Heather McKinney, PhD – researcher who specializes in strategic planning for effective change and health improvement within individuals, organizations and communities;
Rob Metzinger – Electronics Engineering Technologist, and instructor and consultant with the International Institute for Bau-Biologie® (IBE);
Alasdair Philips – the Director of Powerwatch (UK), qualified in Electrical and Electronic Engineering;
William Rea, MD – former surgeon who founded the Environmental Health Center in Dallas, Texas and one of the world’s leaders in environmental medicine;
Hans Scheiner, MD – was a physician practicing complementary medicine in Germany, who treated thousands of electro-sensitive patients;
Peter Sierck – industrial hygienist with IBE and IBN certification who has more than twenty years of experience performing professional EMF and RF measurements;
Stephen Sinatra, MD, FACC, CNS – board-certified cardiologist, Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, founder of Heart MD Institute, and writes a newsletter entitled Heart, Health & Nutrition;
Louis Slesin, PhD – founder and publisher of Microwave News, the newsletter which was established in 1980 and is now online;
Sarah Starkey, PhD – neuroscientist in the UK with a specific concern about wireless systems in the school environment;
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD – author of From Fatigued to Fantastic and a specialist in complementary medicine.
All of us can benefit from the dedication of our contributing experts.
And, may I recommend two excellent documentaries.
Several of our experts appear in the award-winning film Full Signal, by the veteran journalist and director Talal Jabari. This compelling 61-minute film features scientists, activists, lawyers and lawmakers. It is an excellent way to communicate this message to your community, or school board.
Mobilize: A Film About Cell Phones & Radiation
This documentary is by filmmaker Kevin Kunze. Through research and interviews with Dr. Devra Davis, author of the book Disconnect: The Truth About Cell phone Radiation (Plume, 2011) and other leading scientists, politicians, activists and victims, this film traces the rise of a rogue industry and explains why many experts believe brain tumors, infertility, and breast cancer are correlated with cell phone use. It features people who helped shape the cell phone industry including Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak, Virgin Mobile’s founder Richard Branson, and head of one of the first telecom companies.