Once we’ve cleaned up the air, will we need to clean up the airwaves as well? Mat Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, thinks it’s a possibility.
You’ve heard the rumors that cell phones cause cancer. You’ve seen those folks on the street holding their cell phones away from their head as though their phone’s cancer is contagious. But where did these rumors get started? Are they based in any fact? If there is truth to the myth, will electromagnetic fields be the next battle in the war on pollution? Will we be talking about electro-friendly devices in the future the way we talk about carbon-friendly products now?
In the following excerpt, Mat Stein tells the story of Robert Kane, an early cellular telephone researcher who was convinced that the cell phone gave him the brain tumor that ultimately took his life.
The following is from When Technology Fails by Mat Stein:
In 1993, Motorola scientist and engineer Robert Kane, Ph.D., made headlines when he sued Motorola, claiming that while developing Motorola’s early cellular telephones, he burned the skin on his head and his brain with strong electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the radio frequency (RF) range and that this damage caused a brain seizure in 1992 that was subsequently diagnosed as caused by a brain tumor. Kane said that while performing the cell phone antenna tests in 1984, he noticed a hot, burning feeling above his right ear immediately adjacent to the cell phone. Afterward, his skin developed a “wetness” and a dermatitis type of itchy skin condition that lasted for months.
During this period of time, Kane’s ear also oozed excessive wax and fluids. During the trial, Dr. Samuel Milham and Dr. Jan Leestma testified that these conditions were typical of burns and that, in their expert medical opinion, it was these burns that caused the tumor to grow in Kane’s brain. Even though the earlier skin and ear conditions were medically documented, and the tumor was of an unusual type and was located at precisely the location directly beneath the location of the skin condition, Kane and his wife lost their court battle. We all know who had the deep pockets in this case—Motorola (State of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County, 2002).
Kane went on to write a book exposing the cellular industry’s suppression of scientific evidence linking the EMF/RF of cell phones, cell towers, and various other wireless devices to a wide variety of health dangers, including the increased likelihood of developing leukemia, tumors, and other cancers. His book, Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette, was published in 2001 and is reported to be an excellent source of information on this subject. Unfortunately, after numerous operations, Kane succumbed to his cancer in 2005, and his book has gone out of print.
Fearing public backlash due to concerns over cellular telephone radiation, the industry organization called the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) organized its own research effort, headed by George Carlo, Ph.D., an expert in risk assessment and epidemiology. It was a $25 million program. The CTIA expected Dr. Carlo to vindicate the cellular industry and confirm prior research showing that these types of devices were in fact safe. Dr. Carlo was a longtime industry favorite “gun for hire” who had previously performed pro-tobacco work as a “medical expert” for the Philip Morris Company and similar “damage control” publicity on dioxin for the Chlorine Institute.
For the first few years of their study, Dr. Carlo was the darling of the industry, as their preliminary results were indicating that prior concerns had been blown out of proportion. But their relationship ended, and industry funding was pulled, when even Dr. Carlo’s program began confirming what other scientific studies had found: that there were significant health concerns surrounding cell phone EMF and that elevated incidences of cancers, tumors, and other serious health problems were cropping up at far lower EMF exposures than what government standards have specified as “safe levels.”
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Paper Bullets is a 1941 American film directed by Phil Rosen and produced by the King Brothers.
The film is also known as Gang War (American reissue title) and Gangs, Inc. (American reissue title).
* Joan Woodbury as Rita Adams
* Jack La Rue as Mickey Roman
* Linda Ware as Donna Andrews
* John Archer as Bob Elliott
* Vince Barnett as Scribbler, a petty forger
* Alan Ladd as Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
* Gavin Gordon as Kurt Parrish
* Phillip Trent as Harold DeWitt
* William Halligan as Police Chief Flynn
* George Pembroke as Clarence DeWitt
* Selmer Jackson as District Attorney
* Kenneth Harlan as Jim Adams
* Bryant Washburn as Attorney Bruce King
* Alden "Stephen" Chase as Detective Joe Kent
* Robert Strange as Lou Wood
* Alex Callam as Joe Fagan
* Harry Depp as Johnny Mason
Joan Woodbury (December 17, 1915 -- February 22, 1989) was an American actress beginning in the 1930s and continuing well into the 1960s.
In 1936 her career began to become more successful, with her appearing in eight films that year, of which five were uncredited. However, of the three roles that were credited, Woodbury made an impact, and caught the attention of studio's. Her mixture of Danish, British and Native American heritage gave her an exotic appearance, and allowed her to be cast in many different ethnicities, from Hispanic to French and Asian. By 1937 her career had taken off, mostly in B-movies, but also with her receiving many credited roles.
In 1937 Woodbury starred in her first of several credited Charlie Chan films, titled Chan on Broadway. She also began appearing in numerous westerns, portraying the heroine opposite some of the 1930s biggest cowboy actors, to include William Boyd of Hopalong Cassidy fame, Roy Rogers, and Johnny Mack Brown. Woodbury would appear in fifty films from 1937 to 1945, almost all of which were credited. Her most memorable of that period was her lead role in the serial Brenda Starr, Reporter, in 1945.
On December 17, 1938, Woodbury married actor and producer Henry Wilcoxon, with whom she would have three daughters: Wendy Joan, Heather Ann and Cecilia Dawn.
Jack La Rue (birth name: Gaspere Biondolillo) (May 3, 1902, New York City, New York - January 11, 1984, Santa Monica, California) was a film and stage actor.
He worked on the New York stage; the Internet Broadway Database lists seven Broadway credits for him from 1923 to 1931. He moved to Hollywood, where he appeared in numerous films. Sometimes mistaken for Humphrey Bogart, he played mostly thugs and gangsters. For example, in such a role, La Rue tormented the wrongly-accused Richard Cromwell in Universal Pictures's anti-Nazi action drama Enemy Agent (1940).
He is the father of actor Jack La Rue, Jr. La Rue died of a heart attack at the age of 81 and was buried in Culver City, California.
Alan Walbridge Ladd (September 3, 1913 -- January 29, 1964) was an American film actor.
Ladd began by appearing in dozens of films in small roles, including Citizen Kane in which he played one of the "faceless" reporters who are always shown in silhouette. He first gained some recognition with a featured role in the wartime thriller Joan of Paris, 1942. For his next role, his manager, Sue Carol, found a vehicle which made Ladd's career, Graham Greene's This Gun for Hire in which he played "Raven," a hitman with a conscience. "Once Ladd had acquired an unsmiling hardness, he was transformed from an extra to a phenomenon. Ladd's calm slender ferocity make it clear that he was the first American actor to show the killer as a cold angel." - David Thomson (A Biographical Dictionary of Film, 1975) Both the film and Ladd's performance played an important role in the development of the "gangster" genre: "That the old fashioned motion picture gangster with his ugly face, gaudy cars, and flashy clothes was replaced by a smoother, better looking, and better dressed bad man was largely the work of Mr. Ladd." - New York Times obituary (January 30, 1964). Ladd was teamed with actress Veronica Lake in this film, and despite the fact that it was Robert Preston who played the romantic lead, the Ladd-Lake pairing captured the public's imagination, and would continue in another three films. (They appeared in a total of seven films together, but three were only guest shots in all-star musical revues.)