Cell Phone Radiation and Institutional Corruption
Scientist Who Did Cell Phone Research For Motorola Speaks Of Interference and Control
Insurance Companies not Covering for Cell Phones and Wireless Carriers
Philip Morris CEO Tells Pregnant Moms Smoking is Safe
Funding for EMF Studies and its Influence onResearch Outcomes
Anke Huss1, Matthias Egger1,2, Kerstin Hug3, Karin Huwiler-Müntener1, Martin Röösli1
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basle, Basle, Switzerland
Federal decision makers need access to the best available science in order to craft policies that protect our health, safety, and environment.
Unfortunately, censorship of scientists and the manipulation, distortion, and suppression of scientific information have threatened federal science in recent years...
Methods of AbuseHow Do They Game the System?
Hog Farm Emissions
After pork producers contacted his supervisors, a USDA microbiologist was prevented from publishing research showing that emissions from industrial hog farms contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Corrupting Advisory Panels:
Childhood Lead Poisoning
A few weeks before a CDC advisory panel met to discuss revising federal lead standards, two scientists with ties to the lead industry were added to the panel. The committee voted against tightening the standards.
The Pharmaceutical Industry
A 2011 analysis found evidence of corporate authorship in research articles on a variety of drugs, including Avandia, Paxil, Tylenol, and Vioxx.
Methods of Abuse
Corrupting the Science. Corporations suppress research, intimidate scientists, manipulate study designs, ghostwrite scientific articles, and selectively publish results that suit their interests.
Shaping Public Perception. Private interests downplay evidence, exaggerate uncertainty, vilify scientists, hide behind front groups, and feed the media slanted news stories.
Restricting Agency Effectiveness. Companies attack the science behind agency policy, hinder the regulatory process, corrupt advisory panels, exploit the "revolving door" between corporate and government employment, censor scientists, and withhold information from the public.
Influencing Congress. By spending billions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributions, corporate interests gain undue access to members of Congress, encouraging them to challenge scientific consensus, delay action on critical problems, and shape the use of science in policy making.
Exploiting Judicial Pathways. Corporate interests have expanded their influence on the judicial system, used the courts to undermine science, and exploited judicial processes to bully and silence scientists.
Excess Risk of Brain Cancer with 5 Years or More and/or Cellphone Use on Same Side of Head as Tumor Location or, Combinations of Wireless Phone Use: Interphone Results Versus Swedish Team Results
Independently-Funded Research (BLUE diamond) overwhelmingly found increasing risk of Brain Cancer, while Cellphone Industry-Funded Research found decreasing risk mostly.
Electrogate in Canada: Eliminating independent academic inquiry with $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Federal decision makers need access to the best available science in order to craft policies that protect our health, safety, and environment. Unfortunately, censorship of scientists and the manipulation, distortion, and suppression of scientific information have threatened federal science in recent years. This problem has sparked much debate, but few have identified the key driver of political interference in federal science: the inappropriate influence of companies with a financial stake in the outcome. A new UCS report, Heads They Win, Tails We Lose, shows how corporations influence the use of science in federal decision making to serve their own interests.
Lorne Trottier’s Financial Ties to the Wireless/Mobile Industries
5 July 2012
Following the World Health Organization’s classification of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF-EMF) as 2B Possible Carcinogen to Humans in 2011, this year the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the Swiss Physicians’ MfE, the Austrian Medical Association and the French Health Research Group led by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist have all issued public statements calling for precaution against wireless radiation and proper treatment of electrohypersensitive (EHS) patients.
In Quebec, however, things go backwards. Electronics tycoon Lorne Trottier has financed an “urban-electro Brigade” operation to publicly deny the hazards of EMF and the validity of Electrohypersensitivity. Lorne (owner of Matrox) enlisted 60 academics, mostly from McGill University and École Polytechnique de Montréal to which he has donated tens of millions of dollars.
Lorne Trottier is a zealous critic of all the science that point to negative health effects of electromagnetic radiation. He has written numerous articles attacking scientists and scientific studies that do not support the “safety” of EMF/EMR which he promotes. His pro-EMF opinion is disseminated through his own website EMFandHealth.com, a host of “skeptic” websites which he is connected to. Even Amazon.com!
McGill University states that its “OSS [Office for Science and Society] “does not accept funding from any vested interest and is supported solely by McGill University and the Lorne Trotter Family Foundation.” http://www.mcgill.ca/oss/who-we-are
Below are Mr. Lorne Trottier's comments:
The article on your web site also claims that I have made substantial investments in the wireless industry through my alleged association with iNova Capital. For your information I have never been a shareholder or administrator with this company. In fact I have no association whatsoever with iNova Capital. The only potential link, which is not really a link, is that I am a representative of McGill University on the Board of MSBiV, of which iNovia Capital is a shareholder. The role of MSBiV is to help professors at McGill to commercialize their research, the majority of which is in the medical area. I serve on the board of MSBiV on a pro bono basis and I have no financial interest in either iNovia Capital or MSBiV, nor any of the companies or startups they are associated with. The web site https://secureweb.mcgill.ca/boardofgovernors/other/non-board, had contained erroneous information that I was an administrator at iNovia Capital. This error has been corrected. In short, the claim that I have invested millions of dollars in wireless technology is simply false.
The article on your web site also contains false allegations concerning my association with the Centre for Inquiry Canada. In the article I am accused of making a financial donation to this organization in exchange for the employment of my nephew Justin Trottier. I have been a donor to CFI for several years and I plan to continue doing so, whether my nephew continues to work there or not. "