A similar "independent" web resource was
started in Canada a number of years ago by Roger Poirier, former head
of the canadian wireless association [and therefore totally
unbiased!]. CBC television program "Marketplace" did a
wonderful expose on this "resource" a while back. It exposed a
money trail to Dan Krewski, an "independent" researcher for IARC.
Robert Riedlinger led the charge to get him kicked off.
Then IARC replaced Krewski with Health Canada's Art
Have a good laugh and check out the site and
Board of Directors and advisors of this unbiased organization.
McBribe, Krewski, Motorola, Health Canada, Industry Canada, all in the
same bed. http://www.wirc.org/about/board.shtml.
As usual, if you hold your nose and follow the
money you'll find out all you need to know.
Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 7:37 AM
Subject: Very important
Friends: This notice was sent out late last night to
millions of consumers in the U.S. The organization,
mywireless.org, is a front for the cell phone industry under the guise
of a consumer friendly non-profit organization. If you dig deep
enough you will find CTIA behind this, with the usual suspect CTIA lap
dogs in the coalition. While the surface issue seems to be costs
to consumers because of inconsistent state laws, the real purpose is to
address the health risk issue which the industry believes is
spiraling out of control by putting together a grass roots mailing list
of millions who they can then contact directly. I am sad to say
that from my experience, I recognize this as Washington Politics
101. The bad news for consumers is that it is very effective
if allowed to gain momentum. We need to stop this in its tracks.
I have known this was coming for some time from my "stealth"
contacts within the industry. The industry pulled the
trigger last night. The industry is concerned about the growing
membership numbers of members in the Safe Wireless Initiative, Wireless
Consumers Alliance, the EMF Forum, as well as other consumer
advocacy groups, and the new willingness of the media to talk and write
about studies that show health problems. An industry issues
management task force was put together to deal with the problem and
this is what they came up with.
It would be very helpful if you were able to put the word out into
your contact groups that this new organization is not what
it appears. The wolf has taken on sheep's clothing.......and
the plan is not consumer or public health friendly.
Thanks for spreading the word.
Dr. George L. Carlo
Science and Public Policy Institute
1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW -- 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20004
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