Vodafone sued over brain cancer
BY CHRIS AYRES, MEDIA BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT
BRITISH mobile phone suppliers are facing a billion-dollar legal action brought by US brain tumor victims. The lawsuits, to be launched by one of America's most successful lawyers, are the biggest legal assault on the mobile phone industry and will be the most extensive examination yet of claims that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer.
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Motorola Sued, Cell Phone/Cancer Link Alleged
August 4, 2000 1:51 am EST
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A Maryland neurologist filed an $800 million lawsuit
against the world's No. 2 cellular phone maker Motorola Inc. (MOT.N) as
well as eight other telecommunications companies and organizations,
claiming that his use of cell phones caused a malignant brain tumor.
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Cell phones causing Hypothyroidism ?
Moderate cell phone usage was shown to lower serum TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone - a pituitary hormone) by an average of 21% after three weeks. Cell phones were used only 2 hours per day, 5 days per week, by male volunteers. The test ended after the lowered TSH was observed for one week (the fourth week of the test). More 'testing' is currently being conducted on millions of adults and children, around the world -- without their awareness or permission -- and without planned monitoring or treatment of any resulting lowered thyroid function. Should an invisible epidemic of hypothyroidism result from this microwave radiation experiment, secondary symptoms of depression, obesity, arthritis, etc., will continue to 'mysteriously' increase. Similarly, no known warnings, monitoring, or care are planned for the growing tens of thousands of people living near the rapidly increasing numbers of cell-phone microwave antenna towers. These 'guinea-pig people' are now being involuntarily irradiated with continuous floods of microwaves, 24 hours/day, 365 days/year, year after year. This flood of microwaves is expected to grow exponentially in total power during the coming decade, as high-speed, broadband, wireless, "always-on" internet appliances become more common than telephones. Neighbors' appliances will radiate families through their walls, floors, and ceilings. Outside microwave signals will be beamed directly through your home, your body, and through your brains, so as to follow the shortest and cheapest route to their target. Not to worry, we are told there are no known health risks. The study showing cell phone use significantly reduces the pituitary output of TSH was published in Bioelectromagnetics,
Volume 19, pages 271-278. It was deceptively titled:
"GSM radio-cellular telephones do not disturb the secretion of antepituitary hormones in humans".
"De Seze et al. (1999) showed that cell phone use significantly reduces the pituitary output of Thyrotropin (thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)). TSH is a primary regulator of metabolic function."
Cellular Phone: Criticism of the ICNIRP Guidelines by Dr. Neil Cherry - Lincoln University in New Zealand