Motorola Engineer Sues Company Alleging Brain Cancer and Writes A Book “Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette”
Robert Kane, a 30 year top Motorola engineer developed a brain tumor in his 40s that he alleges was from his work at Motorola testing cell phones. Before he died, Kane wrote Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette documenting how the industry has long been aware of the science showing harm, yet still manipulated the scientific landscape to perpetuate the lie that cell phones are safe.
“Industry research both internal and published clearly indicates that company engineers and scientists are well aware of the excessive and dangerous power density levels to which users of the portable products, such as portable cellular telephones, are exposed.”
“Industry proponents worked closely with committee members in carving the portable transmitter products away from any regulations, much the way tobacco company lobbyists and representatives have been able to exempt their products from the various agricultural, drug, and environmental regulations.”
“Consider the WTR response to Lai and Singh, Sarkar, Maes, Cleary, and Verschaeve. All of those researchers independently found chromosomal and DNA damage as a result of their experiments. How did WTR respond? They either assaulted the research directly or redefined their mission statement to narrow the area of interest in a way that excludes the reported research.”
“The standard is also conveniently, and artificially, structured so that highly localized “hot spots” can be “averaged out” over a full gram of tissue.”
“So the safety standard effectively established a “safe” exposure level that first allows for damage or destruction of brain tissue and, second, exempts the most serious offenders. Since 1982, the IEEE/ANSI standard has been further revised to limit the maximum absorption to 1.6 mW/g. Even though a blizzard of research reports now find that the portables exceed that radiation absorption level, no action is taken—the portables remain exempt by virtue of the FCC’s “grandfathering” of existing products.”
“Even when behavioral and other bioeffects, such as tumors, are documented in laboratory animals, a typical industry response is that the results cannot be used or extrapolated to humans. But why, then, do we not hear the same criticisms voiced when supposed “safety levels” are established by using the same laboratory animals?”
“Inquiries questioning the safety of radiofrequency energy absorption invariably were answered with the industry response that no link had been found between low-level radiofrequency radiation exposure and hazardous biological effects. Of course, this is a false statement. Keep in mind that with the ever-present “hot spot” absorption mechanisms, even very low radiation exposures can provide enhanced locally high-level absorptions within the brain.”
The book is now out of print and Amazon sells used copies but you can download the book for free.