Cell Phones, Cancer Risk and Industry Lobbying: Wargaming the Science – Environmental Health Trust


The wireless industry has long supported attacks on experts who find health effects from cell phone radiation. ICNIRP and EMF Project are industry tied.

The International Journal of Oncology published  “World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health – a hard nut to crack (Review)”  in 2017 detailing conflicts of interest with ICNIRP and the WHO EMF Project, both started with industry support.

Oncology Letters published “ Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, including 5G, should be assessed by experts with no conflicts of interest” “There seems to be a cartel of individuals monopolizing evaluation committees, thus reinforcing the no-risk paradigm. We believe that this activity should qualify as scientific misconduct.”

  • The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has repeatedly ignored scientific evidence on adverse effects of RF radiation to humans and the environment.
  • “All countries should declare a moratorium on 5G until independent research, performed by scientists without any ties to the industry, confirms its safety or not. 2G, 3G, 4G and WiFi are also considered not to be safe, but 5G will be worse regarding harmful biological effects.

The American Journal of Industrial Medicine published “Secret ties to industry and conflicting interests in cancer research” in 2006 about industry funding of studies such as the Danish Cohort cell phone studies that are often put forward show no harm.

Molecular and Clinical Oncology published “Appeals that matter or not on a moratorium on the deployment of the fifth generation, 5G, for microwave radiation” in 2020  detailing how ICNIRP is referred to as “a private German non-governmental organization. ICNIRP [that] relies on the evaluation only of thermal (heating) effects from RF radiation, thereby excluding a large body of published science demonstrating the detrimental effects caused by non-thermal radiation.”