Saturday, January 02, 2016

NY Times Looks Behind CDC Reversal on Cell Phone Risks

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NY Times Looks Behind CDC
Reversal on Cell Phone Risks

Based on More Than 500 Pages of Internal Documents

In August 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued and then rescinded precautionary advice on the use of cell phones. Now, Danny Hakim, an investigative reporter at the New York Times, has published a behind-the-scenes look at what was going at the time, based on 500 pages of CDC internal documents, including e-mails, together with follow-up interviews.

Unfortunately, Hakim leaves a key question unresolved: Why do U.S. officials interpret the available data differently than their counterparts in many other countries?

Read the whole story at:

Louis Slesin, PhD
Editor, Microwave News

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