COI Statement for IARC’s RF Review Updated

COI Statement for IARC’s RF Review Updated

Kuster’s Work for Industry Detailed

June 25, 2015

Lancet Oncology, the journal which published the official announcement of IARC’s decision to designate RF radiation as a possible human carcinogen, has issued a correction to the conflict of interest (COI) statement it had included for Niels Kuster, the Swiss researcher and entrepreneur based in Zurich. Kuster attended IARC’s evaluation of RF radiation in May 2011 as an “invited specialist.”

Kuster is the founder and director of IT’IS, a non-profit group that was created with the financial support of the mobile phone industry, notably Motorola, as well as of Speag and its parent company, Near Field Technology, that markets measurement instrumentation and simulation software.

In a “correction” posted today, Lancet Oncology added the following to Kuster’s COI:

“IT’IS has received funding for specific projects from most mobile phone manufacturers and many service providers, including the Mobile Manufacturers Forum, Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, GSM Association, ARIB Japan, Swisscom, Deutsche Telekom, and TDC Sunrise.”

This statement appeared in the COI statement that Kuster filed with IARC on May 24, 2011, the first day of the RF meeting.

An individual, who uses the pseudonym “Don Smith,” brought this omission, as well as a number of others, to the attention of both IARC and Lancet Oncology. Kuster’s COI is the only one that has been corrected.

IARC invited representatives of three different industry groups, CTIA, MMF and GSMA, to be observers for the 10-day meeting, while at the same time barring the press from attending. See our report.

News of the correction comes from Retraction Watch. Soon afterwards, Alex Lerchl added a comment to its site, which stated, in part: “To find a researcher with such a long list of collaborators from industry, on one hand, and a profound interest in exposure research, on the other, as member of the group of experts is irritating, to say the least.” Lerchl, a professor at Jacobs University in Germany, had wanted to be a member of the IARC RF review panel, but his request was rebuffed.

U.S. government has known about Wind Turbine Syndrome since 1987 (U.S. Dept. of Energy)

The smart grid syndrome is much bigger than the Wind Turbine Issues for it impacts the entire population who is exposed to the smart grid!!  We need these experts to focus on the smart grid noise pollution as well………Please pay attention to the biggest environmental hazard of our time….Sandaura

U.S. government has known about Wind Turbine Syndrome since 1987 (U.S. Dept. of Energy)

Jul 6, 2013

Yeah, the government and industry knew all about this shit in the 1980s.  It’s now 2013, and the government and industry are still pretending they don’t know about this shit.

Are you angry, yet?



PSO wants $183 plus $28 a month to decline a smart meter

PSO wants $183 plus $28 a month to decline a smart meter

 June 18, 2015

Public Service Co. wants to charge some customers a flat fee of $183 and then $28 a month to not get a new smart meter.

Hundreds of PSO customers already have refused installation of the smart meters because of health concerns about radiation, privacy issues and safety problems with the meters themselves.

PSO claims no such problems exist.

Initially, PSO was not permitting customers to refuse the new smart meters and stick with the analog meters that have worked without problems for decades and don’t emit radiation.

PSO has filed a request with Oklahoma Corporation Commission to essentially force customers to switch by charging them almost $500 in fines for not accepting the meters.

PSO plans to send letters to customers threatening the increased costs if they don’t comply with the mandatory installation of smart meters should the Corporation Commission approve the penalty fees.

PSO is already charging hundreds of thousands of customers $3.11 a month for the cost of the meters – whether the customer wants them or not. PSO plans to spend $130,000,000.00 of customer revenues to install more than 520,000 smart meters in the Tulsa metro area and state.

PSO has “noncommunicating digital meters” that it can install instead of smart meters. Those don’t broadcast radiation.

PSO customers who don’t want smart meters can call Customer Operations at 1-888-216-3523 and 918-599-2208. Customers who had smart meters already installed don’t have any recourse at this time but some legislators are looking for remedies. If a customer is not at home, PSO or its contractors will install a smart meter without permission but they will leave a note on the door.

Joe Esposito, who lost his electrical service for awhile in a dispute over a smart meter at his home in Owasso, said there is not one study that shows that the radiation from smart meters is safe.

PSO claims that there are studies that show that the radiation is no worse than that of a cell phone.