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11 April 2015

Radiation Concerns: Letter to the Editor of the New York Times

Letter to the Editor of the New York Times from Arthur Firstenberg in response to its article on his recent court case.  "The human aspect of the story was omitted. Ninety-four organizations from six continents, representing several hundred thousand individuals, filed a friends-of-the-court brief supporting my cause in the New Mexico Court of Appeals.  They are people from Namibia, Colombia, India, Faroe Islands, Japan and elsewhere who, like me, are fighting for a right everyone else takes for granted: the right to live in one’s own home."

Radiation Concerns
by Arthur Firstenberg, The New York Times, 7 April 2015

TO THE EDITOR:

Re “Science, Lost in a Legal Maze” (Raw Data, March 24): I entered medical school in 1978. Paul Brodeur had just published “The Zapping of America,” a book exposing the dangers of radio frequency radiation. Dr. Zorach R. Glaser, working for the Navy, had already cataloged 4,623 scientific studies, books and reports showing its health effects. Yet when I was injured and almost killed by this type of radiation, I was unprepared and uneducated. What amazed me most was that so vast a body of knowledge had not been taught to us in medical school.


The statements about the safety of radio frequency radiation in the article about my court case may be reassuring to readers, but they are not supported by science. And the human aspect of the story was omitted. Ninety-four organizations from six continents, representing several hundred thousand individuals, filed a friends-of-the-court brief supporting my cause in the New Mexico Court of Appeals. They are people from Namibia, Colombia, India, Faroe Islands, Japan and elsewhere who, like me, are fighting for a right everyone else takes for granted: the right to live in one’s own home.

Arthur Firstenberg
Santa Fe

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/science/letters-to-the-editor.html?_r=0

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