The Studies You Should Never, Ever Believe
July 28, 2011
Two reports, published merely days apart, present radically different answers to the question of whether or not microwave radiation is harmful. Which one should be believed, and why?
In one publication, which identified studies documenting increase in cancers with microwave exposure, the authors claim no conflict of interest.
The other publication presents a conflict of interest statement that mentions they received funding from organizations that include the Mobile Manufacturers' Forum and the GSM Association, that they hold shares in the telecoms companies Cable and Wireless Worldwide and Cable and Wireless Communications, and many other similar conflicts -- and then they, likewise claim that they have no conflicts of interest!
It may come as no surprise that the second study finds that the evidence is against mobile phone use causing brain tumors.
According to Dr. Magda Havas:
"For someone who is intimately familiar with the studies they cite I find it fascinating how they skirt around the 'inconvenient' results that don't fit their conclusions ... The studies show that after 10 years of moderate cell phone use ... there is a statistically significant increase in ipsilateral gliomas ... So who do you believe? Those with a conflict of interest who claim not to have one or those without?"