Louis Slesin über George Carlo: Kein Reagenzglas nass gemacht (Allgemein)

H. Lamarr @, München, Montag, 24.07.2017, 15:07 (vor 2502 Tagen)

Louis Slesin ist Herausgeber des Magazins Microwave News, er genießt im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Mobilfunkgegnern wegen seiner weitgehend objektiven unaufgeregten Argumentation einen tadellosen Ruf und wird von beiden Seiten geschätzt. In Ausgabe März/April 1998 äußerte sich Slesin über George L. Carlo, der zu dieser Zeit im Auftrag der US-Mobilfunkindustrie (CTIA) die Risiken des Mobilfunks möglicherweise nicht allzu übereifrig erforschen sollte:

Moving at the Speed of Light

It's 1993. Responding to public fears about brain cancer, the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) announces a five-year, $25 million safety research plan. Set up in April, the program will become known as Wireless Technology Research (WTR). The U.S. has 12 million cellular phone users.

In 1994, program head Dr. George Carlo promises that the first biological studies will be under way, "with checks signed," by the end of the year. It doesn't happen.
In 1995, WTR calls itself "an unparalleled undertaking in the field of science-literally the largest independent research project of its kind in the world." In December, WTR pays for seven people to attend a conference in Waikiki, Hawaii. Not one test tube has gotten wet.

In 1996, almost half of the $25 million is gone. Lucent Technologies' Ron Petersen says, "We cannot really account for the money that WTR has spent." The cancer research program, he says, "is really nonexistent. There's nothing there." At year's end, the test tubes are all still dry.

In 1997, WTR announces that it will not do any chronic animal studies, once a key part of WTR's "research agenda," which took two years and countless meetings to produce. Carlo insists that WTR is "moving at the speed of light." Today, after five years and $20 million, WTR does not have results from a single biological experiment. More than 55 million Americans now use cellular phones.

We have only one question: Has the CTIA's plan failed- or has it in fact succeeded?

Warum die CTIA das WTR-Programm mit George L. Carlo startete
Was das IZgMF-Forum über den Lobbyisten George Carlo weiß

Jedes komplexe Problem hat eine Lösung, die einfach, naheliegend, plausibel – und falsch ist.
– Frei nach Henry Louis Mencken (1880–1956) –

Carlo, Slesin, WTR, Microwave News

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