Elkind interviews numerous experts, including those who used to work at the FCC and US government agencies, all of whom are cautioning that the science has linked exposure to harmful effects and safety is not assured.
“We’re really in the middle of a paradigm shift,” said Linda Birnbaum, who was director of the National Toxicology Program until 2019. It’s no longer right to assume cellphones are safe, she said. “Protective policy is needed today. We really don’t need more science to know that we should be reducing exposures.”
Peter Elkind, senior reporter at ProPublica, is an award-winning investigative journalist. Elkind is co-author of the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron and he has written for The New York Times Magazine, newyorker.com, and The Washington Post, was an associate editor at Texas Monthly, and is a former editor of the Dallas Observer.
Elkind's work for Fortune, where he was a writer for twenty years, includes such in-depth pieces as "The trouble with Steve Jobs," about how the CEO of Apple concealed his bout with pancreatic cancer.