|IN THE EARLY 1960s, DR. ROBERT BECKER, AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON WORKING AT THE VETERANS HOSPITAL AND UPSTATE MEDICAL CENTER IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK developed the insight that we were electrical beings governed by electrical laws, and he published an important series of papers describing the role of natural electrical signals in controlling growth of nerves, muscles, and bones.
Dr. Becker also saw that man-made EMFs could injure as well as cure, depending on the circumstances. In 1968 he was the first scientist to give an evidence-based warning of the serious public-health consequences that could arise from uncontrolled use of environmental EMFs. He pointed out that electropollution induced currents in the body comparable in strength to those that mediated the body’s natural growth and regulatory systems.
Despite Dr. Becker’s warnings, man-made EMFs became progressively more prevalent in the general and workplace environments as a consequence of the development of the national electrical grid, increased use of radar, radio and television, and the proliferation of myriad kinds of EMF producing and consuming devices including computers, cell phones, WiFi, smart meters, and military weapons and communications systems. The tremendous expansion in society’s use of EMFs occurred in the absence of serious inquiry into their impact on the health of the population.
I spent the first 16 years of my career working in his laboratory. The publications available on this website are part of his legacy. Any errors are mine. My inspiration came from him.
Contact Information:Andrew A. Marino, PhD, JD
Director of Research
Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Neurology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center