1) Industry is so afraid of the truth about the dangers of RF from wireless devices that they punish any source that tries to educate the public. Last year, an Australia station produced a very detailed and well-documented program about the Wi-Fi and the possible effects on children exposed in school for a hours at a time. The entire staff has been fired, based on the unsupported assertion by a bent scientist who has been a well-known supporter of the industry.
From Dr. Don Maisch:
“Note: In the below article it is apparent that one of the reasons the present format of the Catalyst science program is now being scrapped, including sacking of the staff, is because of a chorus of so-called “independent” expert opinions, all claiming that the Catalyst Wi-Fried program [- http://web.archive.org/web/20160221101258/http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4407325.htm] as incorrect in not supporting the “scientific consensus” that there are no hazards from wireless technology.
According to ACEBR Director, Rodney Croft, any other scientific opinion on this issue is fringe science and that “there is no substantiated evidence that the low levels of radiofrequency emissions encountered by mobile telecommunications can cause any harm”.
In other words, ABC management has taken the easy option and succumbed to the Procrustean Approach…..
2) In the USA, telecom companies are pressuring the FCC (the counterpart of Industry Canada) to pressure communities who are asking questions or wanting to investigate microcells that are being put on poles outside homes, just like the ones being installed here in BC. The companies want no restrictions and nothing that would slow their progress.
““We want to make sure we do it right the first time, in a manner that can be duplicated,” explained Seattle’s Tony Perez, immediate past president of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Perez said cities understand that once they cut a deal with a carrier or infrastructure provider, other companies will expect the same treatment. He said cities have never seen this level of demand for access to right of way…
Perez said city officials do realize that time is money, and he knows some of these decisions could soon be taken away from local jurisdictions. The wireless industry has been lobbying the Federal Communications Commission, asking Washington, D.C., to preempt some local authority when it comes to wireless in the right of way.”
Audiologist believes there is a good chance that use of cellphone could lead to loss of hearing.
Word of mouth is our best weapon, and education is great ammunition.