Cellphone And Wireless Risks – Experts Criticize The Economist’s Coverage





A critique, entitled "The Economist – and the Truth About Microwave Radiation Emitted from Wireless Technologies", of a report published in the The Economist (9/3/11), "Worrying about Wireless", has been published by experts in public health, neurosurgery, toxicology, oncology, electronic engineering, epidemiology, and cardiology from the USA, the UK, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Slovak Republic and Australia. 
According to the experts, the Economist did not include vital data regarding the materializing public health issue associated to wireless technologies and cell phones and should provide its readers with a better understanding of the science.
Ronald B. Herberman, MD, Founding Director Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Chairman of Environmental Health Trust and a distinguished cancer researcher, explains of the Economist report, "The public the world over has been misled by this reporting." 
In 2008, Dr. Herberman, Chief Medical Officer of Intrexon Corporation, who served as Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Hillman Professor of Oncology and Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research at the University of Pittsburgh, issued an advisory to his staff and faculty advising a range of simple steps in order to lower the possible health risks from using cell phones. 
Nilsson broke the news that Anders Ahlbom did not reveal he was a member of the board of his brother's consulting firm, Gunnar Anlbom AB, with connections with the telecom industry to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Last May the IARC removed Ahlbom of the Karolinska Institute from its panel of experts. 
Experts from the "The Economist – and the Truth About Microwave Radiation Emitted from Wireless Technologies" critique, include leading physician's, oncologists and scientists from seven nations. They are calling for the Economist to correct its unsigned opinion piece so that it more accurately reflects the range of known biological effects and potential health risks from wireless radiation.