Electromagnetic Radiation and Health

Lee Christie

Thursday, January 31 2013 at 7:30PM

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35 Rosemount Viaduct
City Centre, Aberdeen AB25 1NE

Lee Christie

What's the talk about?

Electromagnetic radiation, it surrounds us and penetrates us. With more mobile phone masts and Wi-fi access points being put up than ever before, some claim it’s making a small number of sensitive individuals ill. Some even claim it’s killing us. But what is electromagnetic radiation, and how do we know if it's hurting us?

Lee will take us through some of the stories of people with health concerns they believe are due to electromagnetic radiation, and how we can use provocation trials, and an understanding of physics, chemistry and biology to find out more about this often misunderstood subject. He will also look at how giving these concerns more merit than they deserve could risk our information infrastructure.

Lee Christie is a PhD Student at the Robert Gordon University, blogger at The 21st Floor, and founder and president of the RGU Freethought Society. He enjoys coding and has a keen interest in science, skepticism and atheism.