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Dr. Magda Havas

Dr. Magda Havas, Scientific Advisor to ES UK

Magda Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity, ground current, radio frequency radiation and electrical hypersensitivity. She is working with diabetics and those with multiple sclerosis who are responding adversely to power quality issues in their homes. Dr. Havas received her B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and did Post-Doctoral Research at Cornell University before returning to Canada. She has co-edited 3 books and has more than 100 publications.

Professor Havas served as a science advisor to the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC); an advisor to the Acid Rain Coalition; a member of the Ontario Environmental Appeal Board; a member of the Mayor’s Committee on Sustainable Development in Peterborough; a co-founder and past-president of the Uxbridge Conservation Group and she has been involved with several environmental educational groups including Shad Valley and the KEY Foundation (Knowledge of the Environment for Youth). At Trent University she served on the Board of Governors, Senate, and the President's Advisory Committee on the Environment and is currently a member of the Institute for Health Studies.

Dr. Havas provides advice to the public and expert testimony on radio frequency radiation from wireless telecommunication antennas and electromagnetic fields from power lines in the United States and Canada. She helped draft Resolution 15 for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) cell phone antennas on fire halls. She also helped draft the Private Member;s Bill on Ground Current Pollution in Ontario that received unanimous approval at its Second Reading in the House. The Ontario Energy Board is currently reviewing that Bill.

Magda Havas is science advisor on EMF-related issues to non-profit organizations including: WEEP Initiative in Canada; the Council on Wireless Technology Impacts and the EMR Policy Institute in the US; HESE and the EM Radiation Trust in the UK; and the Nationaal Platform Stralingscrisico's in the Netherlands.

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