By B.N. Frank
A new Nation magazine investigation explores how big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil and big tobacco to deceive the public and create the appearance of scientific uncertainty, while making people think that cell phones are safer than independent science suggests.
Decades ago, the wireless industry’s own scientists privately warned there were “serious questions” about wireless radiation’s links to cancer and genetic damage. What does the science say?
When I first read The Nation article and the way they described how “big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil and big tobacco to deceive the public…” I couldn’t help but think of the 2005 film, Thank You For Smoking and Big Tobacco Lobbyist character, Nick Naylor.
Former FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler is a high profile lobbyist for “Big Wireless.” He talks like Nick Naylor except he’s not sexy like Nick.
Featured guests on the May 22, 2018 NPR program were Dr. Devra Davis, epidemiologist, founder of the non-profit Environmental Health Trust, and author of Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation and The Secret History of the War on Cancer and Mark Hertsgaard, independent journalist and co-writer of the recent Nation article.
Many comments were made about this NPR program and they are all worth reading – even the ones by the “Doubting Thomases.” There will always be “Doubting Thomases” regardless of how much research is provided. There are people who still don’t believe cigarettes are harmful. Whatever.
More references to research and the article by The Nation may be found at the following links and websites:
Big Wireless” Uses Big Tobacco Tactics To Divide And Confuse Us On Cell Phone Safety. 2005 Film, “Thank You For Smoking” Demonstrates The Process
Whose Research Is It Anyway? Meet One Scientist Who Gets Paid to Defend Both Tobacco and Wireless Products
Can You Handle The Truth? Lab Testing Can Determine When Health Woes Are Related to Cell Phone Radiation, WiFi, and Electrical Pollution (Electrosmog).
Warning: Cell Phone Radiation May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is For Intestines — “Leaky Brain Syndrome” Could Be For The Blood-Brain Barrier Exposed To Cell Phone and Wireless (WiFi) Radiation
Give Love Not Tech: No “Safe” Level of Cell Phone or Wireless (WiFi) Radiation Has Been Scientifically Determined for Children or Pregnant Women
Research Results Don’t Change Fact That Silicon Valley Parents Have Already Limited Their Own Children’s Exposure to Wireless Radiation Tech
Newsweek Is The Latest to Warn about Cell Phone Radiation, WiFi, and 5G Technology Causing Harm
CBSNews.com #6 Dumb Thing to Boost Possible Cancer Risk: Talking More Than a Few Minutes on a Cell Phone
CBSNews.com: #2 Dumb Thing to Boost Possible Cancer Risk is Carrying Cell Phone Too Close to Body
In 2011, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Acknowledged Cell Phone Radiation Affects Brain But Wasn’t Sure It Mattered Even Though Earlier Research Said It Did.
How Your Cell Phone Can Make You Unattractive and Ruin Your Relationships: Acne, Impotence, Premature Aging, Reduced Impulse Control, and More
Do You Love Your Kitty Enough to Trade Your Smart Phone for a Flip Phone? New Study on Big Cats Explains Why You Should
Your Pets May Be Affected by WiFi and Electronic Devices Even if You Aren’t.”
Bill Maher on How Every Generation Could Be Called the “What Were You Thinking?” Generation. Cell Phones in Pockets Included In Current List of Senseless Behavior.
If Wireless Radiation Exposure Is No Big Deal, Why Do Manuals for Cell Phones, iPads, Wi-Fi Routers, Etc. Include Guidelines and Warnings?
For more information, visit the following websites:
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Citizens for Safe Technology
- Clear Light Ventures
- Dr. Sam Milham
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- In Power Movement
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- We Are The Evidence