Magda Havas

Magda Havas, BSc, PhD

Magda Havas is Professor Emeritus at Trent School of the Environment and Centre for Health Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada. She does research on the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution and on the beneficial effects of electrotherapies. Dr. Havas received her PhD at the University of Toronto and did postdoctoral research at Cornell before returning to Canada. She works with people who are suffering with chronic illness including diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and arthritis and with those who have developed electro-hyper-sensitivity (EHS). Her latest research links microwave radiation from wireless phones to heart irregularities including arrhythmia and tachycardia.

Dr. Havas has edited 3 books and authored more than 185 publications. She is co-author of Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution. Dr. Havas is internationally recognized, both for her previous work on acid rain and metal pollution and for her current research in the area of electromagnetic pollution and electromagnetic therapy. Since 2000, Dr. Havas has given more than 300 lectures in 30 countries and at 24 universities. She is increasingly being invited to give talks at medical and health conferences on the beneficial effects of frequency therapy and on the health effects of electromagnetic pollution. These “newer” modalities of frequency therapy are commonly used in Europe and elsewhere but are not well recognized in North America. They have the potential to improve the quality of life for those who are chronically ill, revolutionize health care and significantly reduce health care costs.

Dr. Havas has provided expert testimony in Canada, U.S., U.K., South Africa, and the Philippines on the health effects of power lines, occupational magnetic field exposure and radio frequency radiation. She serves/served as a science advisor to various government and non-government organizations in Canada and internationally including but not limited to the EMR Policy Institute (U.S.), International Association of Fire Fighters (Canada/U.S./Mexico), Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), Great Lakes Science Advisory Board Workgroup on Emerging Issues, International Joint Commission (Canada/U.S.), and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC). She helped draft the International EMF Scientist Appeal signed by 220 scientists and medical doctors from more than 40 countries that was submitted to the UN and WHO in 2015 (see Her previous work on air pollution helped bring in clean air legislation (Canada/U.S.) and she hopes that her current work on electrosmog will do the same.