Evidence "increasingly against" phone cancer risk
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Monday, July 4, 2011
The Reuters article by Ben Hirschler touted a new study that found no link with brain cancer and cell phone use, despite the World Health Organization's new classification of cell phone use and other wireless radiofrequency sources of radiation as potential cancer agents.
Turns out the guy who led the study and his wife own shares in telecom companies world wide, creating a blatant conflict of interest. Anthony Swerdlow of Britain's Institute of Cancer Research, IARC, "said it should become much clearer over the next few years whether or not there was any plausible link," since his study did not back up the WHO's call for caution.
In plain words, the industry stockholder conducted a study and said he found no link of health harm from the devices he was invested in. So, let the great experiment on the people continue until all studies show harm, even those conducted by industry shills like him. Amazing.