NPR’s On Point “Big Wireless and the cell phone cancer risk” Mark Hertsgaard, Mark Dowie, Jerry Phillips Interview

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 On Point: Big Wireless and the cell phone cancer risk.

“Big Tobacco lied about cigarettes. Is Big Wireless lying about cell phones? We’ll look at the cancer-cell phone connection.”

 This show aired Thursday at 11 a.m. EST  Apr 4, 2018

Guests:

Mark Hertsgaard, investigative editor for The Nation and co-author  with Mark Dowie of the magazine’s April 28 cover story, How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation. Author of seven books, the latest of which is “Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing In The Age Of Snowden.” (@markhertsgaard)

Jerry Phillips, biochemist and director of the Excel Science Center at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Reading List:

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

Scientific American: New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer — “New studies show a correlation in lab rats, but the evidence may not resolve ongoing debates over causality or whether any effects arise in people.”

Cell phone radiation is perfectly safe, right? That’s what the wireless industry says. But an investigation by The Nation magazine raises questions. Big Wireless, it reports, stole the playbook from Big Tobacco and Big Oil—with its own scientists privately warning about the risks, years ago.

This hour, On Point: Big Wireless and the cell phone cancer risk.

Jane Clayson

Listen to this news report online at http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2018/04/05/cell-phones-cancer-connection

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