Public Health England Misled?

Last week (October 17), Annelie Fitzgerald, a member of the Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance, published a story in True Publica entitled: “Mobile Phone Cover-up? Gov’t advisory body disbanded – inaccurate and misleading conclusions remain.”

In her story, Fitzgerald details how officials from Public Health England are being misled about scientific research detailing the health effects of mobile phone technology using a December 2016 peer-reviewed paper from UK neuroscientist Dr. Sarah J. Starkey ‘Inaccurate official assessment of radiofrequency safety by the Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation.’

In part, her story says:

Accuracy, Starkey pointed out, ‘is vital when most people only read the executive summary and overall conclusions from a 348-page report and national and international public health decisions and exposure levels are based on them’ (p. 494).

In reality, as Starkey demonstrates, the conclusions drawn by AGNIR did not accurately reflect the scientific evidence available: the report contained ‘incorrect and misleading statements’ and omitted significant quantities of relevant research.

The story includes references to the September 2017 request for a 5G moratorium from 180 scientists and doctors from 35 different countries.

In addition, she says:

There needs to be an expert advisory group independent of AGNIR, ICNIRP, the wireless communications industry and UK governments. Starkey is calling for the inaccurate 2012 AGNIR report (and government advice based on it) to be retracted and for there to be mechanisms put in place whereby incorrect government information can be corrected or removed, as can occur for peer-reviewed published scientific papers.

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