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Posted:
25 October 1999

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Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 23:37:32 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Roy L. Beavers" <rbeavers@llion.org>
To: emfguru <rbeavers@llion.org>
Subject: Carlo letter to AT&T stirs Aussie financial
circles (Kelley)..

Hi everybody:

.........The Australians are doing a good job of staying on top of this matter..... See below for a report within the financial community...... Surely, everyone has noticed that Wall Street is not even aware of it!!! Wall Street is drunk on high-tech opium...... Yes, they are inhaling too.... Many thanks, Libby.....

Roy Beavers (EMFguru)
rbeavers@llion.org

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Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 20:21:37 -0700
From: Libby Kelley <dingel@concentric.net>
To: rbeavers@llion.org
Subject: Carlo letter to AT&T

Roy:

The Australian Financial Review is covering this issue. Here's the article, pasted in below.
 
 

Australian Financial Review

Monday October 25 1999, p3

Warning on cancer link to cell phones

By Stan Beer

The head of a major health research group funded by the United States mobile phone industry has advised the chairman of AT&T that there is strong evidence linking cell phones to brain cancer.

On October 6, Dr George Carlo, chairman of Wireless Technology Research LLC, wrote to the chairman and CEO of AT&T Corporation, Mr. Michael Armstrong, seeking assistance with what Dr Carlo describes  as an emerging and serious problem with wireless phones.

WTR has had $US27 million ($40 million) worth of funding from the US cellular telephone industry for the past six years to conduct studies into the health effects of mobile phones.

The source of the funding has resulted in strong criticism being leveled at Dr Carlo and WTR by anti mobile phone health campaigners, who say they are in the pocket of the cell phone industry.

However, the leaked letter from Dr Carlo to Mr. Armstrong points to specific findings of studies linking cell phones to brain tumors. These findings had been conveyed to the US cellular industry earlier this year at the annual convention of the US peak industry body, the Cellular Telephone Industry Association.

The findings showed that:

* The rate of brain cancer deaths was higher among hand-held mobile users than those using non-handhelds.

* The risk of rare tumors on the outside of the brain was more than doubled among cell phone users than non-users.

* Correlation between the occurrence of brain tumors on the right side of the head and use of phones on the right side of the head.

* The risk of acoustic neuroma, a tumor of the auditory nerve, was 50 per cent higher in people who reported using cell phones for six years or more.

* The ability of phone antenna radiation to cause genetic damage was definitely positive and followed a dose responsive  relationship.

In his letter, Dr Carlo accused the wireless industry of ignoring its responsibility to follow up the findings and to protect consumers.

He said some segments of the industry had "repeatedly and falsely claimed that wireless phones are safe for all consumers, including children, and have created an illusion of responsible follow-up by calling for and supporting more research".

He said the industry was risking a consumer backlash similar to that faced by the tobacco industry


Libby Kelley
Executive Director
Council on Wireless Technology Impacts
aka ~ Ad Hoc Association of Parties Concerned about
     the FCC's Radiofrequency Radiation Health and Safety
Rules
____________________________
Phone - 415-892-1973
Fax - 415-892-3108
Address:
936-B Seventh Street, PMB 206
Novato, California 94945



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