How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Nation
Posted: April 22nd, 2019
In January 1993, David Reynard sued the NEC America Company, claiming that his wifes NEC phone caused her lethal brain tumor. After Reynard appeared on national TV, the story went viral. A week later, [Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association president Tom] Wheeler announced that his industry would pay for a comprehensive research program. Cell phones were already safe, Wheeler told reporters; the new research would simply re-validate the findings of the existing studies. George Carlo seemed like a good bet to fulfill Wheelers mission. In 1995, Carlo began directing the industry-financed Wireless Technology Research project (WTR), whose eventual budget of $28.5 million made it the best-funded investigation of cell-phone safety to date. He and Wheeler would eventually clash bitterly over the ... findings, which Carlo presented to wireless-industry leaders on February 9, 1999. By that date, the WTR had commissioned more than 50 original studies and reviewed many more. Those studies raised serious questions about cell-phone safety. A livid Tom Wheeler began publicly trashing Carlo to the media. Wheelers tactics succeeded in dousing the controversy. In the years to come, the WTRs cautionary findings would be replicated by numerous other scientists ... leading the World Health Organization in 2011 to classify cell-phone radiation as a possible human carcinogen and the governments of Great Britain, France, and Israel to issue strong warnings on cell-phone use by children.
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