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Did Tom Wheeler, Nominee for FCC Chair, Subvert Research Showing Harm From Cell Phone Radiation?

A wireless industry publication alleged that Mr. Wheeler suppressed and biased the research from the nation’s largest mobile phone health research project.

PRLog - May 28, 2013 - BERKELEY, Calif. -- Tom Wheeler, head of the CTIA from 1992-2004, has been nominated to become the next Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

RCR Wireless News, an industry publication, alleged that Mr. Wheeler suppressed and biased the research from the nation’s largest mobile phone health research project while he served as head of the CTIA, the wireless telecommunications industry association.

Wireless Technology Research L.L.C. was a 6-year, $28 million research program funded by mobile phone carriers and manufacturers from 1993 to 1999.

The strategies allegedly used by the CTIA were similar to those employed by the Tobacco Industry for many decades to downplay the dangers of cigarette smoking. After six years of litigation by the Department of Justice, a Federal court finally found the Tobacco Industry guilty of fraud and racketeering in 2006.

How long will it take before the curtain is pulled back on the Wireless Industry’s longstanding strategy to co-opt the scientific community, and suppress and bias the research on the health effects of cell phone and wireless radiation?

RCR Wireless News has been reporting about the wireless and mobile phone industry for industry executives since 1981. It is the official show daily for some of the industry's biggest trade shows including the CTIA. (4)

For a summary of the allegations against Mr. Wheeler according to RCR Wireless News, see http://saferemr.com/.

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

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