Lecture to discuss possible link between cellphones and brain cancer

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Kenneth Foster, professor of bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver a talk at 3:35 p.m. Sept. 11 in 114 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building at Penn State.

Titled "Cellphones, SmartMeters, Wi-Fi and Other (Arguably) Dangerous Things in Modern Life," the lecture will review the scientific basis of the possible health effects of radio frequency (RF) energy, focusing on the possible link between use of mobile phones and brain cancer.

The event is free and open to the public.

Foster received his bachelor of science degree and doctorate in physics from Michigan State University and Indiana University, respectively.

He is a registered professional engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Foster has consulted with a number of government and commercial firms on the issue of human health and safety as related to exposure to nonionizing electromagnetic fields. He has written numerous articles on social and ethical implications of technology and on the controversy surrounding the possible health effects of RF energy.

Last Updated September 03, 2013