After reading the Toronto Star Article ( http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/471613
) which showed links between the Canadian Government and the Canadian
Wireless Industry, you may find this story very interesting. It is a
CBC documentary story from the Marketplace TV programe, which aired
about five years ago. You will notice that the Canadian part of the
Interphone study has been funded directly by the mobile phone
As we kept digging, we discovered that not only does the Canadian
cellphone lobby pay for a chunk of Krewski's research at the
University of Ottawa, it also has an impact on his salary. We learned
that the CWTA money unleashes government money that goes towards
Krewski's salary. Krewski says these arrangements are all above board.
Dr. Krewski is head of the Canadian arm of the Interphone study. The
results of this study still have not been provided to Canadians, three
years after they were completed!
The Cell Tolls for Thee
Controversy at IARC
Broadcast: November 25, 2003
A few years ago, there was a flap over something called DEHP. It’s
found in IV bags, blood bags and tubing of all kinds. DEHP makes
plastic soft, pliable and strong. It was found to cause problems in
rats, including infertility.
After a full review, IARC decided to downgrade the risk of cancer from
DEHP. That opened the door for more widespread use.
For Lorenzo Tomatis, the downgrading of DEHP was a clear sign IARC had
let industry get too close to the science. He and 30 other scientists
from around the world decided to go public with their fears saying
that allowing industry representatives to take part in IARC's
decisions about what is cancerous "compromises public health" and that
scientific papers showing a possible link to cancer had been "ignored
or intentionally suppressed."