Mobi-kids: A fourth expert, the Japanese Masao Taki, also conceals his conflicts of interestEquipe Phonegate
17 Mar 2022Masao Taki, a Japanese expert, is the fourth author of the Mobi-kids study [that analyzes the impact of wireless phones on the risk of brain tumors for young people] who has not declared his potential conflicts of interest with the mobile phone industry or his membership, until 2008, in the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
After the French expert Joe Wiart
who, like four other employees, worked on the strategic core of the study for the operator Orange; after the Canadian scientist Daniel Krewski
who failed to report more than 1.5 million euros in funding from the mobile phone industry; and after the Korean engineer Ae-Kyoung Lee
who works directly with the organization « Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) » which is participating in the hundreds of millions of dollars of royalties generated by companies such as the smartphone manufacturer Samsung, this new breach of scientific ethics by the Japanese expert Masao Taki clearly raises the question of the transparency of the information transmitted by certain authors of the Mobi-kids study.