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16 November 2016

Wireless Radiation TV News in the United States

Wireless Radiation TV News
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 15 November 2016

Which wireless radiation risks are covered most by TV news in the U.S.?

Since June, 2014, television stations in the U.S have aired more than 100 news stories on wireless radiation risks. TV stations were most likely to report news stories on cell phone radiation health risks including stories that focused on risks to children. The next most common stories discussed radiation risks from cell antennas/towers. Other wireless technologies of concern included smart meters and devices that emit Wi-Fi radiation.

CBS and its affiliates have provided the most news coverage about wireless radiation and health. Besides CBS national news, almost all major CBS stations have run stories including stations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Los Vegas, New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Antonio, San Francisco, Spokane, and Washington, DC. CBS was the only TV network to cover last year's two major wireless policy developments: the International EMF Scientist Appeal and the Berkeley cell phone "Right to Know" ordinance.

With the recent publication of Norm Alster's book,"Captured agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates," it is time for CBS 60 Minutes to do an investigative story about why our government has not updated the obsolete wireless regulations adopted in 1996 that fail to protect the health of the American public.

The above results are based upon Google searches for TV news stories about wireless radiation health risks where the video was posted online; thus, the actual amount of TV news coverage is underestimated.

Links to the TV new stories appear below. [See original article.]

http://www.saferemr.com/2015/07/wireless-radiation-tv-news.html

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

Website: http://www.saferemr.com
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