San Francisco Board of Supervisors Commends Environment Health Trust’s Ellen Marks
For the past two years, Marks and her family have championed the need for people to be informed about simple ways to reduce exposures to microwave radiation from cell phones.
Recognizing her tremendous efforts to promote the right to know about cell phone safety, the Board of Supervisors of the City of San Francisco issued a commendation to Ellen Marks, Director of Government and Public Affairs and title at California Brain Tumor Association.
For the past two years, Marks and her family have championed the need for people to be informed about simple ways to reduce exposures to microwave radiation from cell phones. They are determined to see that others avoid brain cancer, a fate that affected Mark's husband Alan, after more than two decades of heavy use of cell phones. The Marks work tirelessly to educate and motivate the public and policy officials about the need to promote sensible ways to protect brains and bodies from potentially harmful effects of cell phone radiation.
Originally working with Mayor Gavin Newsom, now Lt. Governor, on this issue, Marks continued working with city councilors and attorneys to promote public education about the need to take simple precautions.
According to Dr. Devra Davis, founder of the Environmental Health Trust, Marks recognizes the value of telling her personal story and has been featured on local and national television and radio programs, in testimony before the U.S. Congress and the Pennsylvania and Maine State legislatures and in major magazines with the message that Environmental Health Trust and the California Brain Tumor Association share--"Practice Safe Phone,” and remember distance is your friend. Dr. Davis adds, “Committed to promoting the right to know, Ellen has turned her family’s avoidable tragedy into a rallying call for public health.”
The tragic tale of how Ellen’s husband of 30 years, Alan Marks, suffered a massive seizure and underwent brain surgery has been profiled in the book by Dr. Davis, Disconnect--The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What Industry Has Done To Hide It And How To Protect Your Family (Plume)--a book that's been translated into six languages.
About Environmental Health Trust
Environmental Health Trust (EHT) educates individuals, health professionals and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Current multi-media projects include: local and national campaigns to ban smoking and asbestos; working with international physician and worker safety groups to warn about the risks of inappropriate use of diagnostic radiation and cell phones, promoting research and awareness of environmental causes of breast cancer, and building environmental wellness programs in Wyoming and Pennsylvania to address the environmental impacts of energy development, the built environment and radon. EHT was created with the goal of promoting health and preventing disease one person, one community and one nation at a time. Capitalizing on growing public interest in Dr. Devra Lee Davis’s three popular books, When Smoke Ran Like Water, a National Book Award Finalist, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and Disconnect--The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What Industry Has Done to Hide It and How to Protect Your Family, as well as recent documentary films, the foundation’s website offers clear, science-based information to prevent environmentally based disease and promote health, for the general public, children, and health professionals. For more information about getting involved in the numerous special projects spearheaded by the EHT, please log on to www.ehtrust.org.
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