• 23 MAY 11
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    1394: Chair of IARC RF committee found to be a telecom lobbyist !!!

    OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE 23rd May 2011 FROM INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST MONA NILSSON:

    Leading expert Anders Ahlbom linked to the Telecom Industry.

    CONFLICT OF INTEREST AT THE WHO

    Professor Ahlbom, who is appointed to chair the expert group on epidemiology at the upcoming IARC evaluation of the carcinogenicity of mobile phone radiation, is the co- founder of “Gunnar Ahlbom AB” a Brussels-based lobby firm aiming to assist the telecom industry on EU regulations, public affairs and corporate communications.
    Professor Ahlbom created the lobby firm in 2010 together with his brother and sister in law who live in Brussels. The brother, Gunnar Ahlbom, is a telecom lobbyist in Brussels since the early 90’s, and was already active in this field in 1998 when Professor Ahlbom participated in the setting of the controversial ICNIRP standards on radiation from different sources of non ionizing radiation like wireless devices and cell towers.
    – Anders Ahlbom’s link to the Telecom Industry through his brother and their common company is a straight-forward explanation of his systematic denial of health risks, says Mona Nilsson, Swedish author and investigation journalist.

    Link for the full press release and accompanying material:

    http://www.monanilsson.se/document/AhlbomConflictsIARCMay23.pdf

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