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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

It's Not Just Milk

Friday, January 12, 2007

So beverage companies fund studies of their products that produce favorable results? Well, according to this month's edition of Environmental Health Prospectives Journal, cell phone companies do the same thing. The long and short of the study (which analyzed 57 studies that appeared in the academic literature between 1995 and 2005 about the possible effects of cell phone use) is that "sponsorship" of these studies should be taken into account.

The Center for Media and Democracy summarizes the study's findings thus:
Only a third of the industry-funded studies identified a biologic effect with possible health consequences from exposure to cell phone radio waves, while 82% of the studies found such effects, as did 77% of the studies whose funding source was not identified.
Again, the question: who paid for this and why do they want me to see it?

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