Former CDC Scientist Issues Report - Strong Evidence That Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer

Christopher Portier PhD, a retired U.S. government scientist who served as Director of the United States National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, submitted a comprehensive 176 page report of the scientific research in a major brain cancer/cell phone lawsuit.  Portier's report states that "the evidence on an association between cellular phone use and the risk of glioma in adults is quite strong."

"In my opinion, RF (radiofrequency) exposure probably causes gliomas and neuromas and, given the human, animal, and experimental evidence, I assert that, to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, the probability that RF exposure causes gliomas and neuromas is high," Portier wrote.

As expected, the 46 telecom defendants in the case, which includes Motorola, Nokia, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Cellular One, Cingular Wireless, Verizon and Vodafone, are calling to remove Dr. Portier's report and testimony from the case.

Portier represented the CDC at the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO/IARC) review of the carcinogenicity of wireless radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in 2011 where RFR was deemed a "possible carcinogen." Subsequently, Portier attempted to update the CDC website page on cell phone radiation to reflect this classification. 

However, as EHT's FOIA investigations found, the CDC webpage was redrafted numerous times to include the 2011 classification and finally posted in a watered down wording three years later. Then in 2016, the CDC flip-flopped on recommending people take "caution" with cell phone radiation and removed advice about children. As of 2021, the WHO/IARC advisory committee recommends re-evaluating wireless radiation "as a high priority."

You also may remember Portier as an expert witness for the plaintiff in the case of Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto Company (now Bayer). A unanimous 2019 verdict resulted in an award of $80 million for Mr. Hardeman.

The Murray et al. v Motorola. case is set for court hearings this summer.
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WXPI Chris Moore Interviews Dr. Davis on Cell Phone Radiation

Would you set foot on an airplane that uses safety standards last updated 25 years ago? No, you wouldn’t. Yet the Federal Communications Commission doesn’t want to update its 1996 safety rules for cell phones’ wireless radiation. Dr. Davis tells host Chris Moore of WXPI's "Pittsburgh Now" why nothing has changed in 25 years.
The Times of Israel: 5G Could Be an Ecological Disaster

Research documents how the “densification” of 5G and 4G cell towers means more RF exposure and more energy consumption.

Paul Ben Ishai, a physics professor at Ariel University in Israel and EHT science advisor, writes in the Times of Israel that the 5G revolution is "likely to prove to be an ecological disaster."
"There is consistent evidence for EMF-induced ROS formation in experimental studies" and "most animal and many cell studies showed increased oxidative stress caused by RF-EMF and ELF-MF" concludes this expert review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Download PDF
Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe

The telecom industry couches its efforts to bring Wi-Fi to schools everywhere as equitable and socially responsible, but the industry is putting children at risk. Children are more vulnerable because their wireless radiation exposures are higher and their brains and bodies are still developing. They will have a lifetime of exposure.

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe founded the Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and the Environment (PHIRE) to light a fire under the medical community to teach them to identify symptoms and advocate on behalf of patients. PHIRE coordinated the 2020 Consensus Statement on non-ionizing radiation now signed by over 3,500 scientists, doctors and experts.

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The California State Legislature is fast-tracking two dangerous bills, AB537and SB556, which would strip away local control over the deployment of wireless telecommunications facilities, including 5G.
For six years, County residents have successfully halted 5G streamlining bills. Now, new zoning allowing cell towers 30 feet from homes is back for Council vote! Theodora Scarato presented on 5G last week and a coalition has created a major new campaign.
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