When you watch the speech by Aaron Eckhart’s character to the Telco industry boys in the trailer to the new documentary “Disconnect” below, you can’t help but think about how similar the Telco cover up of the dangers of cell phone radiation mimics the Tobacco industry.
When I started learning about cell phone radiation from Howard Kalnitsky www.waveshield.ca, he indicated that the cell phone industry has been covering up the dangers of radiation from cell phones for years. He also informed me that the companies that own the Telco’s also control the media in Canada so it was very difficult to “spread the word”. I assumed he was just another frustrated businessman and didn’t give his conspiracy/cover up theory a lot of thought The Telco’s controlling the media….c’mon. Turns out the man was right. Here are some examples:
Newspaper Advertising Blackout: Mr. Kalnitsky indicated to me that he has sent emails to editors of every major newspaper in Canada about the dangers of cell phone radiation. He offered to write educational articles and advertise in their publications. Not one newspaper returned Mr. Kalnitsky’s emails. Hard to believe but true. Surely the papers must be looking for stories to fill their pages and revenue to fill their bank account. Do you think it might have something to do with the that fact that the newspapers feared losing their piece of the massive advertising pie handed out by the Telco industry?
Television Advertising Blackout: Mr. Kalnitsky contacted numerous television stations offering to participate in talk shows or to advertise his cell phone radiation blocking product on their stations. No interest. Hmmmm.
Radio Station Blackout: No interest from any station. His latest rejection came with the message from the manager of the advertising department:
“I’m not putting my career on the line on this one”
Do the above examples smack of conspiracy, or is it simply a matter of businesses wisely avoiding any potential conflict of interest with the Telco’s? The Telco industry is the second largest industry in the world and heaven knows they advertise like crazy. The news today that the two largest Telco’s in Canada teamed up to buy 75% of the local hockey team in Toronto for $1.32 billion tells you how powerful they are. Strange bedfellows for sure. I assume neither of them could pass up the opportunity to peddle their wares to hockey crazed Canadians.
While big business can and does manipulate the media, they can’t control the internet. I assumed that the inevitable exposure of the risks of cell phones would eventually come as a result of the efforts of the “do gooder” bloggers like yours truly. After all, everybody loves a conspiracy story. However, I never expected to get help from Hollywood.
In 2010, Devra Davis wrote a great book called “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What The Industry Has Done To Hide It, and How To Protect Your Family”. Reading Devra’s book should be a no-brainer but in our ADD and time-rationed society, most people won’t respond to anything if it doesn’t come in sound bites.
I’m 100% convinced now that the next big “tobacco style” cover up is taking place right now and nobody seems to care. If you have any interest whatsoever in learning about the dangers of cell phone usage, please take 4 minutes out of your busy life and watch the YouTube trailer of the new documentary “Disconnect”.
Is all of this telephone radiation conspiracy stuff just another alarmist point of view? The WHO (World Health Organization) doesn’t think so. The US government National Institute of Health (NIH) website which publishes scientific studies from all over the world doesn’t think so either as seen in the following link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2569116/ In the article in the website, you will read the following:
The NIH article quotes Dr. Lennart Hardell (oncologist and cancer epidemiologist):
We found that cell phone use is linked to gliomas [malignant brain tumors] and acoustic neuromas [benign tumors of the brain’s auditory nerve] and are showing up after only ten years,
I could go on and on about this subject as there are hundreds of scientific studies that support the position that unprotected cell phone use can be dangerous. However, we all know that time is precious. The statement at the end of the Disconnect movie trailer offered by Dane Snowden, the VP of CTIA (the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry) sums up the position of the Telco industry perfectly when he tells us:
the industry has not said once…once that cell phones are safe
It appears to me that this is not a Telco conspiracy at all. How can it be a conspiracy when the industry clearly tells us that it has never claimed cell phones are safe?
I believe the strategy of the Telco’s is irresponsible to society, but I also have to admit that their strategy is brilliant. How can any company or industry be sued when they instruct users to hold their cell phone away from their head in the owner’s manual, and never claim that cell phones are safe? After all, people won’t listen to warnings about cell phones any more than they did about tobacco….until family members start dying.