B. Blake Levitt

Biography

B. Blake Levitt is an award-winning journalist who has specialized in medical and science writing for nearly two decades. She has researched the biological effects of nonionizing radiation since the late 1970's. A former New York Times freelance contributor, she has written widely on medical issues for both the lay and professional audience. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications and has been translated into Russian and Chinese.

She is the editor/​contributing author of Cell Towers, Wireless Convenience? or Environmental Hazard? Proceedings of the “Cell Towers Forum” State of the Science/​State of the Law (Safe Goods/​New Century Publishing, 2001). She is also the author of Electromagnetic Fields, A Consumer’s Guide To The Issues And How To Protect Ourselves (Harcourt Brace, edition 1995; iUniverse BackinPrint edition 2007), for which she won an Award of Excellence from the New England Chapter of The American Medical Writers Association. In addition, Ms. Levitt is the author of 50 Essential Things To Do When The Doctor Says It’s Infertility (Penguin, 1995), and the co-author of Before You Conceive, The Complete Prepregnancy Guide (Bantam, 1989), for which she also won an Award of Excellence from the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association.

In addition, Ms. Levitt is the author of a chapter in Electromagnetic Environments and Health in Buildings (Spon Press, Taylor&Francis Group, London and New York, 2004) edited by Derek Clements-Croome, entitled "Moving Beyond EMF Public Policy Paralysis."

Ms. Levitt earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees cum laude from Quinnipiac University with subsequent postgraduate work in essay writing at Yale University. She is a former member of the American Medical Writers Association, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and a current member of the National Association of Science Writers, as well as the Authors Guild. She has been listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who of International Writers and Authors.

Ms. Levitt’s work is referenced in numerous government publications and other resources on EMF. She has helped several congressional offices write legislation for energy research appropriations and land-use issues pertaining to antenna and tower siting. At the invitation of U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy, James Jeffords and other legislators, she has participated in congressional briefings on the environmental effects of ambient energy exposures in 2000 and 2007. In May 2002, she was an invited speaker at the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, on the environmental effects of nonionizing radiation. She lectures widely on the subject of environmental energy and consults for municipalities considering telecommunications regulations.

Selected Works

Non-Fiction
Publisher’s Note:As significant for Americans in the 1990’s as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was in the 1960’s. “...a wake-up call.”
--New Orleans Times-Picayune
“Excellent resource...intended for the layperson and anyone...concerned with cell towers.”
Monitoring Times

“A passionate text for the lay reader as well as the informed biologist.”
Awareness Magazine
What every couple needs to know before commencing this most important decision.
Non-fiction
"Concise, well-organized, down to earth, and upbeat... highly recommened for infertility patients and for their doctor's waiting rooms." -- Merle Bombardieri, M.S.D., B.C.D., author of The Baby Decision

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