FAIRFAX, VA (October 15, 2008) - The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) will host “Cell Phones, Microwaves, Pacemakers and More … Nonionizing Radiation Myths and Realities,” an introductory TeleWeb Virtual Seminar on October 22, 2008, from 2–4:30 p.m. ET.

Nonionizing radiation can be a technically challenging area for industrial hygienists to work in due to the heavy dependence on physics and, for many, the limited opportunities to work in the area. There is considerable controversy regarding the potential health effects from the many different types of nonionizing radiation and their sources. This presentation will discuss some of the common myths associated with certain nonionizing radiation principles or outcomes, as well as how to tell the difference between fact and fiction.

Featured speakers include Thomas P. Fuller, ScD, CIH, MSPH, MBA, Environmental Performance Group; Dave Baron, PE, electrical engineer consultant; Margaret Levin Phillips, PhD, CIH, University of Oklahoma; and Stephen Hemperly, MS, CIH, CSP, CLSO, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.

Attendees will be provided with tools to enable them to:
  • Understand the health effects associated with occupational exposure to germicidal ultraviolet light used in numerous industries.
  • Recognize misinformation presented in the media.
  • Understand certain health and safety risks claimed to be linked to cell phone usage, microwaves, and more.
  • Know what agencies or sources should be relied on to provide the most relevant and accurate information for complicated subject matter involving nonionizing radiation.

TeleWeb Virtual Seminars deliver cutting-edge educational content live via the Internet and telephone from the convenience of an attendee’s home or office; multiple attendees can participate for the cost of a single registration. Since TeleWebs debuted in 2000, more than 19,000 individuals have used this convenient and cost-effective format to further their education and careers. An archive copy of the TeleWeb will be available on CD for purchase.

To register for “Cell Phones, Microwaves, Pacemakers and More…Nonionizing Radiation Myths and Realities,” please call toll free at (800) 651-7916, or register online at http://www.aiha.org/Content/CE/DL/TeleWebCellPhonesandMore.htm. AIHA members who register by October 15, 2008, can attend the TeleWeb for $295, nonmembers for $325. After October 15, tuition will be an additional $100 for both members and nonmembers. Every site registered will receive materials that can be duplicated for each participant.