No one holds these companies accountable and it is outrageous! While organizations that commercialize and promote wireless technologies indicate on their web sites that wireless technologies have no health effects, and “no reason for concern” (http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/safety/index.cfm/AID/10371), the peer-reviewed scientific articles, published in prestigious journals, tell a different story. Ironically, those studies were, to a major extent, funded by taxpayers’ money, and instead of being used to help consumers make informed decisions beneficial for their health, they are disregarded and not even mentioned by these organizations nor the media. By analogy, a pharmaceutical company that does not disclose potential adverse effects about a drug, after these effects are published in the literature, would have to face significant public outcry and severe penalties and liabilities.
Mr. Editor, I hope you will decide that it is about time the media should resume its true role and report news responsibly without being affected by greed. We do not even ask that you take a side, just report accurate and balanced information. That is all that we ask. While journalists do not have the equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath, I want to believe that journalists understand the power they have and use it responsibly.
Congresswoman Andrea Boland initiative is one of immense importance and should find its way to the headlines. It is about time the public should learn the truth or at least should finally hear the whole story. We have a right to know and the media has a duty to tell.