Monthly Archives: October 1999

Cell Phone Cancer Scare

Cell Phone Cancer Scare Time Journalist: Ian Smith, M.D. October 31, 1999 “Can cell phones cause brain cancer?” That’s the question my editor asked me as I talked to him on my cellular phone while walking a Manhattan street last week. Looking around, I counted almost one in five people similarly engaged in conversations on […]

Expert Claims Cover-Up On Cell Phone Cancer Risk

Expert Claims Cover-Up On Cell Phone Cancer Risk The Australian Journalist: Dominique Jackson October 26, 1999 TELCOS have been accused of hiding evidence that shows mobile phones may cause cancer. The claim comes from George Carlo, whose company was paid $US25 million ($40 million) over the past five years to conduct research for the Cellular […]

Warning On Cell Phones Cancer Link

Warning On Cell Phones Cancer Link Australian Financial Review Journalist: Stan Beer October 25, 1999 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 […]

World’s Biggest Study Into Cell Phones And Cancer

World’s Biggest Probe Into Cell Phones And Cancer Sunday Mirror October 24, 1999 The world’s biggest study into suspected links between mobile phones and cancer will take place in the New Year. Nearly 9,000 cancer sufferers in 14 countries – including the UK and USA – will be interviewed by scientists in a £5.5 million […]

FCC: Cell Phone Safety Tests Need Standards

FCC: Cell Phone Tests Need Standards Dallas Morning News October 23, 1999 U.S. regulators warned a technical panel Friday to promptly develop tests for determining safe levels of wireless phone emissions or face standards imposed by the Federal Communications Commission. Manufacturers such as Motorola Inc. and Nokia Oyj use different methods for testing microwave radiation […]

Radiation Safety Fear From Cell Phones

MP’s Seek Action Over Safety Fear For Mobiles The Scotsman October 23, 1999 Lower limits on mobile phone emissions were recommended yesterday by a Commons committee. Although MPs conceded that there was no evidence to prove microwave radiation from the phones was harmful, they said manufacturers should be made to adopt tighter guidelines. The science […]

Children And Cell Phone Radiation Risk: Optus And Toys R Us Should Tell Parents

Kids And Cell Phone Hazards Risk: Optus And Toys R Us Should Tell Parents The Risks Australian Democrats – Media Release Lyn Allison – Spokesperson on Communications October 21, 1999 The Democrats today slammed an Optus-Toys ‘R Us joint venture selling mobile phones to children The Democrats’ Spokesperson on Communications, Senator Lyn Allison, said the […]

FDA Letter of Intent For Collaboration With CTIA

Letter of Intent for a Proposed Collaboration on Mobile Phone Research between the Food and Drug Administration and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association October 20, 1999 FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health signed a Letter of Intent on October 18, 1999, to formally begin discussions and negotiations on a proposed collaborative project with the […]

Industry In Attacks On GPRS Radiation Rumors

Industry In Attacks On GPRS Radiation Rumors Electronics Weekly Journalist: Roy Rubenstein October 20, 1999 Mobile handset makers, silicon vendors and operators alike have rebutted claims of a potential delay in the introduction of GSM data enhanced handsets due to health issue concerns. They also dismissed reports of technical difficulties regarding battery overheating. GPRS works […]