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The Nation: How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

Apr 6, 2018


How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.

By Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie in The Nation 

“Things didn’t end well between George Carlo and Tom Wheeler; the last time the two met face-to-face, Wheeler had security guards escort Carlo off the premises. As president of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA), Wheeler was the wireless industry’s point man in Washington. Carlo was the scientist handpicked by Wheeler to defuse a public-relations crisis that threatened to strangle his infant industry in its crib. This was back in 1993, when there were only six cell-phone subscriptions for every 100 adults in the United States. But industry executives were looking forward to a booming future.”

The investigative report has resulted in significant press. Please see below the additional coverage that came after the publication of the report.

Health and Cellphones: How Wireless Made Us Think Cell Phones Are Safe”  Your Call, KALW 91.7FM San Francisco explores “how big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil and big tobacco to deceive the public” with guests Dr. Devra Davis and Mark Hertsgaard.  

Listen to a podcast below “How Big Wireless muddied the waters on cell phone safety research: Mark Hertsgaard” 

Democracy Now interviews Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent and investigative editor on “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.”  Watch Part 1 and part II in the videos below.

Democracy Now: How the Wireless Industry Convinced the Public Cellphones Are Safe & Cherry-Picked Research on Risks

Cell Phones and Cancer: Not Just a Conspiracy Theory? from Rising Up With Sonali on Vimeo.