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UPDATE:  Source – CNN Transcripts

On 17 May Larry King again discussed the concerns about cell phones and radiation.

KING: Well, the long-awaited international study of whether there is a link between cell phone use and an increased risk of brain cancer is finally being released. Conclusions of this decade-long, 13-nation interphone study will be published tomorrow in the “International Journal of Epidemiology.”

With us from France is Daniel Krewski. Dr. Krewski was a participant in the interphone study. He’s professor and director of the R. Samuel McLaughlin Center for Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa.

Daniel, I understand the study was funded in part by the cell phone industry. Doesn’t that raise some questions?

DANIEL KREWSKI, PARTICIPATED IN CELL PHONE STUDY: Well, people often ask that, Larry. And it is true that part of the funding did come from the cell phone industry. But it was set up in such a way that there was absolutely no involvement of the industry in the conduct of the study or the interpretation of the study results.

What we did is we engaged a new national scientific body, the UICC, the Union International Control of Cancer, to basically serve as a fire wall. The industry funding came to the UICC.

They in turn worked with the World Health Organization who led the study and there was no contact between the industry and the study participants or the investigators throughout the entire 10-year period of the study. And one of the —Click here for more of what was discussed

For earlier discussions on the topic check the links below

Cell phones and radiation – discussion continues

Cell phones and cancer

More on cell phones and cancer

Mobile Phone Radiation helps Health Reform

Muriella’s Corner, 19 May 2010


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