Next “Casualty Catastrophe” Could Be Cell Phones

Truth SeekerRT News reportedly covers major issues often missed by the mainstream media.  Specifically, “The Truthseeker” introduces hard-hitting reporting, featuring exclusive interviews and investigations with anchor Daniel Bushell.

Airing on October 20, 2013, was the episode, “Casualty Catastrophe,” intended to hint of what might be coming with regard to RF exposure from cell phones as a follow-on to what has already occurred with tobacco and asbestos.  I generally stay clear of provocative news networks but felt that this video was sufficiently informative due to both content and individuals interviewed, including, radiation biologist Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski, Microwave News editor Dr. Louis Slesin, Storyleak editor Anthony Gucciardi, and former senior White House adviser and epidemiologist Dr. Devra Davis.

I also noted from comments on a blog hosted by Dariusz Leszczynski, that he was somewhat disappointed that important portions of his interview with Daniel Bushell were not included in the news report, and I have therefore included a portion of what was missed from that original interview to provide a more balanced perspective:

Daniel Bushell – Question:  Your 2002 research on phone radiation biological impact:  if this is confirmed to have consequences for health, could there be a need to tighten FCC exposure safety standards and potentially change our behavior around cell phones, and cell phone base stations?

Dariusz Leszczynski — Answer:  “The general finding from my research group was that living cells respond to mobile phone radiation by activation of stress response.  It is [a] way of cells protecting themselves from the damage.  This observation means that living cells recognize mobile phone radiation as [a] potentially damaging agent and trigger protective counter responses.  Activation of stress response was then a ‘hot potato’ issue and few studies were done.  Some did not find this effect.  But there is some half-a-dozen studies showing this effect.  To me it is clear that mobile phone radiation induces biological responses in cells.  Whether it causes, down stream, pathological changes to normal physiology it remains to be seen.  This topic was not pursued very much due to lack of funding.  Yes, the FCC should revise the exposure safety standards and there is a particular reason for it, … Namely:  In 2011, WHO classified mobile phone radiation as a possible carcinogen.  Main reasons for this classification were epidemiological studies showing increased risk of brain cancer among the avid users using mobile phone for over 10 years. … To me the logical conclusion is that the safety standards are insufficient and should be changed.”

The somewhat long measured response given above was not included in the actual news report, possibly due to time constraints or just maybe a low quality Skype connection.  In fact, Mr. Bushell exaggerated Dr. Leszczynski’s research by stating in the introductory portion of the news report that it was “ground breaking research proving cell phones do cause biological damage.”  So please be aware of possible exaggerations in the video.  With that qualification, however, it is my judgment that the video content is still closer to the “truth” than propaganda you would hear disseminated from the telecommunications industry.

For an article by Dr. Devra Davis that covers some of the information addressed by the above video, refer to her May 2013, article in the Huffington Post entitled, “War-Gaming Cell Phone Science Protects Neither Brains Nor Private Parts.”

In addition, what follows is a link to the image shown in the video where Microwave News in 1997 reported the leaked memorandum indicating that Motorola had “sufficiently war-gamed the Lai-Singh issue.”

Motorola War Gaming Memo

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