EXPERT & MEDIA REVIEWS
What the experts and media have to say about the Hold The Phone books
"The books are indispensable for parents because they contain all necessary information compiled in one place, and presented in easily understandable format."
Dariusz Leszczynski, Research Professor, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority - Finland
"These “Hold the Phone” books are exceptionally good. Alison’s message is “Precaution…. in the exact words of the experts around the world who are promoting precaution.”
"The books are cognizant of the changing science over time, are easy to read, and have within them some very good, practical protection steps.
They will be a great resource for anyone, whether they are involved in the wireless health effects issue or not. The content is especially important for parents."
"These books are important because they are non-political, scientifically balanced and personally empowering."
"These books give a powerful message that no-one should ignore."
"After years of research, building biologist Alison Wilson has written an essential guide to living more safely with these devices and technologies. In Hold the Phone, and it's more scientifically detailed companion Hold The Phone: Here's Why, Wilson presents facts and safety tips about phones and wireless systems.
She focuses on children and pregnant women, and the health problems with Wi-Fi in schools. She includes boxed, referenced quotes from independent scientists, engineers, public advocates and other professionals. She also provides extensive references and resources.
With research increasingly showing disturbing health effects - from dizziness, headaches, insomnia and palpitations to ADHD, cancers, DNA disruption and fertility problems - we need to become better informed and reduce the impact of these ubiquitous technologies. Wilson's books offer workable solutions for improving our health and wellbeing."
Nexus Magazine - August-September 2015
"Building Biologist, IBE alumnus Alison Wilson has written a simple, elegant primer for the general public, presenting what to do and why to do it as a two-book companion set.
She spent seven years researching how mobile telecommunications technology affects human health and wellbeing, and consolidated, prioritized, and presented her research in basic layman’s English.
Simply put: what your friends and family need very much to know."
ecodwell June 2014 - International Institute of Building-Biology & Ecology
“Due to the eagerness of politicians to please powerful corporate lobbyists and the reluctance of the mainstream media to displease major advertisers, the public is largely unaware of the enormous potential for harm posed by the (Class 2B human carcinogen) radiation from cellphones and WiFi, etc.
Alison Wilson’s two books, not only tell you what the Government won’t, but empower the reader to make informed choices, and show how easy it can be to take the important steps that have been shown to protect health.
Alison Wilson has taken a complicated and multi-layered subject and made it interesting and easy to understand in these two well written and thoroughly researched books - I hope they reach as wide an audience as possible.
Stephanie Honeychurch, Chair, Safer Wireless Technology New Zealand (Inc)
"A great summary of the state of the science. More than that, it is an excellent reference document.
I think that for parents these books are a must-read for protecting their children’s health in the growing wireless environment."
Don Maisch, EMFacts Consultancy
"Alison Wilson’s knowledge and passion for environmental health shines through in this easy to read, accessible and enlightening book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more but is afraid of the mumbo jumbo and technical jibberish. This book is for you and your family."
Stephen Collette - Your Healthy House
"The axiom “knowledge is power” has particular relevance here.
And this is precisely why this knowledge-conveyance book by Alison Wilson should be read by, and remain on the bookshelf of, every parent, spouse, and friend of every person who uses mobile communication devices.
As a concerned and energetic parent, spouse, and friend, Alison has done what governments, scientists, and industry have so far failed to do: empower consumers to make their own informed safety choices about wireless communication devices."
Dr George L Carlo
"Thank you so much for your books. . . they are EXCELLENT.
You have done a great public service by writing these two valuable books. They are a must read for anyone who is not happy with the current stats. . . and particularly for parents who are concerned about the health of their children."
Dr Priyanka Bandara, Advisory Board Member: Environmental Health Trust USA, and Doctors for Safer Schools
"For years I have worked with Alison as she has dissected the research to develop these wonderful books which provide practical and doable advice about the potential hazards of wireless communications. The descriptions of the biological issues are well-presented and easy to understand.
These books empower each of us to make appropriate decisions for ourselves and our families."
"Hold the Phone is an extraordinary “must read” for everyone using wireless technology. Alison Wilson has brilliantly compiled the most relevant, user-friendly guide written to date on this complex subject.
The author presents a simplified yet rigorous summary of the wireless-related science from 50 of the world’s leading scientists, engineers, and health experts. Particularly helpful are and the summary of studies of each adverse health effect, as well the comprehensive lists of resources at the back of the book.
Alison Wilson is realistic in her approach, sharing dozens of pragmatic ideas for “harm reduction” ~ ways to continue using wireless devices while reducing the health effects. As a mother, I particularly appreciated the book’s chapters on children and wifi in schools ~ crucial for any parent.
As a public health professional and one who is afflicted with electro-hypersensitivity, I also highly recommend her companion book, Hold the Phone: Here’s Why, which explains this complex impairment and how to manage it. Wilson also empowers readers to know the truth about the complexity of the scientific research and the politics that have stood in the way of the world knowing the truth about wireless devices.
I have purchased many copies of both of these books for family and friends, and will continue to do so."
Mary Anne Tierney, RN, MPH in Asheville, NC, USA