Industry hits out at "killer phone" report

As you might have expected, the telephone industry has not taken too well to the news that the UN Health Organisation claiming that their gizmos give you cancer.

According to the Independent CTIA-The Wireless Association dismissed the UN agency saying that it “conducts numerous reviews and in the past has given the same score to, for example, pickled vegetables and coffee.”

It pointed out that the classification does not mean mobile phones cause cancer. It just said that limited evidence from statistical studies can be found.

CTIA claimed that bias and other data flaws may be the basis for the results.

The report, which has come from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) after a meeting of boffins in the French city of Lyon over eight days

But the wireless association said the IARC working group “did not conduct any new research, but rather reviewed published studies.”

The US Federal Communications Commission “has concluded that ‘there’s no scientific evidence that proves that wireless phone usage can lead to cancer'” but then its commissioners quit to take nice jobs in the telecommunications industry so they are not a good source either.

US Food and Drug Administration has also stated that “‘the weight of scientific evidence has not linked mobile phones with any health problems” but the USFDA has a nasty habit of approving drugs and finding them causing birth defects.