- hires a scientist of questionable integrity to 'assure' authorities and the public that
a product or chemical agent is 'safer' than it really is-
the companies and agencies are said to be in collusion. Examples here: [A2]
When color TV came out viewers were told not to sit closer than six feet to the set but that warning was relaxed only a few years later. Cases of certain types of brain cancer began to increase in the 90s corresponding to the first big increase in cell phone use but industry voices reassured the public, stating their devices meet FCC standards, which are based on whether or not exposure is of sufficient intensity to interact with living tissue so that it is thermally heated.
ABC reporter Maryanne Demasi produced a story "highlighting the potential “hidden” dangers of wi-fi" [C1] and Cell Phones only to be suspended for seven months and her story pulled while being internally investigated because of viewer complaints. But could those complainants be heads of technology companies who could threaten to pull advertising from the network?
University of Washington bioengineering professor Henry Lai found that those who began using cell phones as teens were more likely to get brain cancer. He was visited by cell phone company representatives and efforts were made to discredit his work. [D]
White Coats For Hire
A corporate defense attorney brainstormed a way to remove exclusive blame from asbestos for mesothelioma "...regulatory officials and attorneys say companies have a strong financial interest in continuing to publish research favorable to industry." [B]
“These people are not scientists. They are public- relations people who happen to have degrees in science. These are people who make their living producing results that their clients want. And that’s not science.”
- Stanton Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education [E]
Articles favorable to industry are often published in Critical Reviews in Toxicology or in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Editors of these two publications often have industry ties. Articles are often industry-backed and misleading and are used to downplay the dangers of asbestos, lead and other toxins; to stall regulations by creating doubt about safety questions and to defend companies in court. [F]
Government is often made up of those who work harder for industry than for the people. Cable industry lobbyist Thomas Wheeler was appointed FCC chairman by former President Obama. President Trump chose former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai to head up the FCC. Pai wants to destroy Net Neutrality rules that were fought for and put in place during the Obama Administration. Abolishing Net Neutrality would let cable ISPs charge content providers for preferential and faster throughput to subscribers or else exempt content from certain providers from counting against a subscriber's data cap.
Obama chose Thomas Wheeler to Chair FCC FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Rejects Net Neutrality
There have been parallels in the government's attitude towards all forms of alternative medicine or ways of diagnosis and treatment that bypass more expensive "conventional" methods. Dr. Ray, a cardiologist with an interest in Environmental Medicine was investigated by the Texas Medical Board beginning in 2005 for allegedly providing substandard care and “endangering public health.” The patients cited in the annonymous complaint had not complained at all.  Finally, all charges against his practice were dropped in 2010.
Corporate influence at the state level is very much in evidence in California where AT&T sponsors a lavish Pebble Beach golf tournament for state legislators every year. "No other single corporation has spent more trying to influence legislators in recent years. It dispenses millions in political donations and has an army of lobbyists. Bills it opposes are usually defeated." [J,J1]
"Why the Authorities are not Acting" On the topic of "Electromagnetic Fields", the Council of Europe in 2011 stated,
"Waiting for high levels of scientific proof before taking action on electromagnetic fields can lead to very high health and economic costs as was the case with asbestos, leaded petrol and tobacco."
ADHS 'smart' meter study - A Pattern of Incompetence and Fraud Warren Woodward was asked to be a peer contributor on the Arizona Dept. of Health Service's "smart" meter study. His report was not used - nor were those of some other professionals who were invited to comment. Yet their names are listed as contributors in the Arizona Dept. of Health Services report. Why not? Mr. Woodward explains in his Foreword below. Read his full report on Freedom Phoenix's editorial Page: http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/687/media/ACC%20-%20A%20Pattern%20of%20Incompetence%20and%20Fraud.pdf
A Systematic Interference with Science at Interior Department Exposed Emails and edited
documents show evidence of manipulation; Union of Concerned Scientists