Dr. Weeks’ Comment: All too frequently, the “experts” are not the first to embrace paradigm shifts… I am chagrined that Consumer Reports took so long to warn people about cell phones… “…the 2012, 2013, and 2014 annual cellphone issues of CR failed to mention cellphone radiation health risks or the need to reduce exposure…”
Consumer Reports warns readers to reduce cell phone radiation exposure
Joel Moskowitz, Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, Jul 14, 2014
Consumer Reports (CR), in their 2010 annual cellphone issue, cited our meta-analysis on mobile phone use and tumor risk published in late 2009. And In their 2011 annual cellphone issue, CR continued to provide a precautionary health warning about cell phone radiation.
Shortly after the 2011 annual cellphone edition was published, I did an hour phone interview with two of their staff and began sending CR periodic updates about the emerging science and policy developments.
CR wrote several blog pieces during 2011 (see below). However, with the exception of the current piece and a story in 2012, CR stopped covering the health risks of cell phone radiation exposure in October, 2011.
Hence, the 2012, 2013, and 2014 annual cellphone issues of CR failed to mention cellphone radiation health risks or the need to reduce exposure.
Hopefully, the new piece that CR posted on July 12 is a sign that CR has decided to once again warn its readers to take precaution to reduce their cell phone radiation exposure. Also, I hope CR will once again inform its readers about the latest scientific evidence. Moreover, CR should warn its readers that the research evidence for carcinogenicity that has been published since WHO declared cell phone radiation “possibly carcinogenic” in 2011 is now considerably stronger …
Excerpts from ten CR stories on cell phone radiation published between 2009 and 2014 follow ..