Yearly Archives: 1997

Cell Phones Could Affect Memory

Say That Again? Researchers Plan To See If Cell Phones Could Affect Memory Scientific American Journalist: Tim Beardsley December 11, 1997 Regulators in Europe are taking a harder look at mobile phone safety. Although claims that fields from power lines could cause cancer have been authoritatively refuted by the U.S. National Research Council (NRC), that […]

Magnetic Fields Appear To Affect Learning

U.K.’s National Radiological Board Finds Magnetic Fields Appear To Affect Learning In Animals Scientific American Journalists: Tim Beardsley December 11, 1997 Scientists at the U.K.’s National Radiological Board have found that magnetic fields do indeed appear to affect learning in animals, as first stated by a U.S. researcher. In four separate tests involving exposure of […]

The question of whether cell phones damage your health

Ring Of Confidence Sydney Morning Herald Journalist: David Flynn October 18, 1997 The jury is still out on the question of whether mobile phones damage your health, but the wired generation is taking no risks. Devices that protect against potentially harmful side effects have become hot accessories. DAVID FLYNN reports. Can I call you on […]

EC Unveils Research Project on Health Effects of Wireless Phones

European Commission to Unveil Research Project on Health Effects of Wireless Phones Financial Times September 10, 1997 Shillingford, Joia — The European Commission will soon unveil a research project on the potential health risks of wireless phones. The EU’s mobile phone expert Leo Koolen says the research–to cost between 18 million and 24 million European […]

Belgian Wireless Funded Study Says Mobile Phone Use Probably Safe

Belgian Study Says Mobile Phone Use Probably Safe Reuters (08/25/97) August 26, 1997 Mobile phones probably do not pose a health risk to humans, according to a Belgian study sponsored by Belgacom, which controls 75 percent of Belgacom Mobile, the biggest mobile phone network in Belgium. Dr. Luc Verschaeve–head of the group that examined the […]

RFR emissions may pose a new threat in the form of cancer stimulation

Hard Drive Peter Cochrane ( Head of Advanced Applications and Technology for British Telecom) Finds No Absolutes In A Perfect World July 15, 1997 One of the key differences between superstition and science is the lack of absolutes. Science is dynamic and dominated by uncertainty; the latest state of understanding is dictated by models and […]

Cell phone radiation danger a clear call to make

Clowns And Cell phones The Australian Newspaper June 24, 1997 Journalist: Stewart Fist Imagine for a moment that the Australian government decided to prohibit the consumption of sugar. It allows three chemical companies (one owned by the government) to offer a sugar-substitute called glyco-saccharine-metagunk (GSM). Imagine that a few years later, the government-owned chemical factory […]

Government Hasnt Considered “Risks” of cell phone radiation

Newspaper Questions Whether Government Has Considered “Risks” Of Wireless Investor’s Business Daily May 29, 1997 Alster, Norm — Already, 300 communities have implemented moratoria on wireless antenna siting for reasons of health, aesthetics, and property values. But in planning to generate $23 billion for the budget through wireless spectrum auctions, the government seems to not […]

Mobile Funded Study Says Mobile Phones Not a Health Risk

Mobile Phones Not a Health Risk, Study Says Reuters Moller, Roland May 23, 1997 A study conducted by four Finnish institutes discovered that mobile phone use is not a health risk for humans, but that the devices do emit heat to the brain. The researchers studied the impact on mobile phone frequencies on the brains […]

The Effects Of Radiation Emitted By Your Mobile Phone

Cellular Perils There Is Still No Agreement On The Effects Of Radiation Emitted By Your Mobile Phone. Sydney Morning Herald Journalist: David Flynn May 6, 1997 Manufacturers and distributors of devices which claim to protect mobile phone users from harmful radiation were not surprised at last week’s news that a Telstra-funded study found cellular-like radiation […]

Cell Phones And Cancer

Cell Phones And Cancer The Australian Newspaper May 5, 1997 Journalist: Stewart Fist Last week, either deliberately or accidentally, the media was manipulated to largely ignore some very disturbing news about Australian research conducted over four years into cellular phones and their potential to cause tumors. The results were to be announced in Adelaide through […]

Cell Phone Health Effects DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service Food and Drug Administration Rockville MD 20857 May 5, 1997 The Honorable Edward J. Markey Ranking Minority Member Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection Committee on Commerce House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515-2107 Dear Mr. Markey: This is in response to your letter of April […]

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