Overpowered – Martin Blank, PhD


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[JRS:] Martin Blank has written this excellent book ‘Overpowered’ that I recommend wholeheartedly. Martin Blank is a scientist and pioneer with a 30 year track record and top publications in the field of EM radiation and health. The book is subtitled “What science tells us about the dangers of mobile phones and other devices in the Wifi-age”. And thanks to the New York publisher Seven Stories Press, this book is very nice to read.

Together with a group of 190 scientists from 39 countries, on May 11, 2015, the author of the book made an insistent appeal to the United Nations to finally do something about the proliferation of electromagnetic radiation in our environment (video).

Keys, wallet, cell phone . . . ready to go! Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of twenty-first-century life, suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet, we’ve all heard whispers that these essential little devices give you brain cancer. Many of us are left wondering, as Maureen Dowd recently asked in the New York Times, ‘Are cells the new cigarettes?’ Overpowered brings readers, in accessible and fascinating prose, through the science, indicating biological effects resulting from low, non-thermal levels of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (levels considered safe by regulatory agencies), coming not only from cell phones, but many other devices we use in our homes and offices every day.

Dr. Blank arms us with the information we need to lobby government and industry to keep ourselves and our families safe.



Seven Stories Press

15x210x140 mm


October 2015

1st ed.

ISBN 9781609806200

2 reviews for Overpowered – Martin Blank, PhD

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bill Curry

    Dr. Blank is a superb bioelectromagnetic scientist. He and His colleague Dr. Reba Goodman, both retired from Columbia University, contributed much to the understanding of how radiation at various frequencies and strengths interact with living tissues with both positive and negative implications for human health. I am a physicist, but this book really improves my understanding of the biophysical processes that so strongly affect the outcome of exposing living tissues to the radiation from modern devices.

  2. 5 out of 5


    So many books on electromagnetic radiation (EMF/EMR) are either too complex, or too simple. Dr. Blank cuts an effective path through a very complicated subject, explaining what EMF actually is & what current science tells us about the known health effects that result from EMF exposures. Interestingly, there are a couple of chapters that do a really effective job explaining how industry (particularly the telecommunications sector) effectively co-opts much of the science through control of the funding channels. And, most importantly, Dr. Blank explains how EMF is different from other health risks (such as air pollution), and how you can take advantage of these differences to minimize your personal risks from EMF exposures even absent changes to EMF emission regulations. This is probably the single most effective and digestible overview of EMF available for average consumers of modern technology.

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