Conflicts of Interest at the CDC: Freedom of Information Act Reveals Industry Influence To US Health Agency
Facts Gleaned From The CDC Internal Documents
The New York Times did an expose detailing CDC internal emails which reveal how the CDC made decisions on what information to publicly present to the American people on the issue of cell phone radiation and health. However, the NYT article was incomplete in fully detailing the facts one can extrapolate from the CDC documents.
As a public service EHT is providing an ongoing analysis of facts gleaned from these 500 plus pages of internal documents. Due to the volume of information found in the internal documents, EHT is breaking it down into several posts. See below for topic areas. EHT will be adding new posts weekly.
Read about how language detailing children’s greater risk from cell phone radiation exposure was deleted from the CDC webpage at the same time that an industry funded scientist came on board as a consultant to the CDC. Read about this here.
Documents show that the CDC Decided Against Sharing Information On the 2011 WHO/IARC Carcinogenic Classification of Wireless Radiofrequency Radiation Back in 2011. They initially drafted information on the decision to present to the public and then deleted it from the final post two days later. Information on the WHO classification was not put on the website until 2014. Read about this here.
Industry Tied Group pressured the Centers for Disease Control into deleting recommendations to reduce cell phone radiation.
In August 2014, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements officials expressed their concern about a recommendation that appeared in a CDC fact sheet and the CDC changed the text the next day. Learn more.
US CDC Hired a Wireless Industry Consultant To Advise on Wireless Technology Health Risk
The CDC consultant has an established record of conducting research funded by the private wireless industry which the industry then uses to “educate” the public on safety. Read More