U.S. Wireless and Cell Phone EMF/RF Radiation TV News In 2015

Want to Know Which US TV Network Provided the Most News Coverage about Wireless EMF/RF Radiation Issues in 2015?

Thanks again to the research of Joel M. Moskowitz PhD, Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, we have the answer!

Since July, 2014, television stations in the U.S. were most likely to report news stories on cell phone radiation health risks (31 stories) including seven stories that focused on risks to children. The next most common stories either discussed radiation risks from cell antennas/towers (14 stories) or wireless Smart Meters (11 stories). Seven news stories addressed health risks from Wi-Fi exposure, and five stories focused on risks from wireless devices or wearables.

The winner again is CBS. Since July, 2014, CBS and its affiliates provided the most television news coverage about wireless radiation and health reporting on safety issues related to cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, and smart meters. Besides CBS national news, almost all major CBS stations ran stories including stations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, San Francisco, Spokane, and Washington, DC. CBS was the only TV network to cover the year’s two major wireless policy developments: the International EMF Scientist Appeal and the Berkeley cell phone “Right to Know” ordinance.

With the recent publication of Norm Alster’s book,”Captured agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates,” it is time for CBS 60 Minutes to do an investigative story about why our government has not updated the obsolete wireless regulations adopted in 1996 that fail to protect the health of the American public.

The above results are based upon Google searches for TV news stories about wireless radiation health risks where the video was posted online; thus, the actual amount of TV news coverage is underestimated.

Click the links below to get all the news:

Mark Ackerman, CBS Denver, Jul 9, 2015

Are Wi-Fi Signals Making You Sick?

Marissa Bailey, CBS Chicago, July 1, 2015

People Believe Wi-Fi Is Making Them Sick
Dr. Mallika Marshall, CBS Boston, Jun 8, 2015

Seen At 11: Is Wi-Fi Making You Sick?
CBS New York, May 20, 2015

Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone
Julie Watts, CBS SF Bay Area, May 20, 2015

Special Report: Upgrade Outage
WMMT (Kalamazoo, MI), May 19, 2015

Berkeley Passes Nation’s First Radiation Warning For New Cellphones

CBS SF Bay Area, May 13, 2015

CBS News, May 13, 2015

Can you get radiation poisoning from your cellphone?
CBS News, May 12, 2015Woman Cuts Family Off From WiFi Over Health Concerns
Gerri Constant, CBS Los Angeles, May 5, 2015

CBS Los Angeles, Mar 24, 2015

Local parents concerned about WiFi radiation
Andrea McCarren, WUSA (Washington, DC), Mar 7, 2015

Planned Smart Electric Meters On Long Island Draw Fears About Privacy, Radiation

CBS New York, Mar 6, 2015

Samantha Cortese, KESQ (Palm Desert, CA), Feb 18, 2015 (also ABC affiliate)

In-depth investigation: Examining reports of a cancer cluster at La Quinta Middle School
Natalie Brunnell, KESQ (Palm Desert, CA), Feb 12, 2015 (also ABC affiliate)

KENS (San Antonio, TX), Nov 18, 2015

Cell phone towers raise new concerns about safety
Jason Barry, KPHO (Phoenix), Nov 10, 2015 (updated Nov. 25)FPL, Foes Of Smart Meters Square Off

CBS Miami, Sep 30, 2014

CBS Pittsburgh, Sep 15, 2014

Brain Cancer Warning Stickers Proposed For Cellphones Sold In Berkeley
CBS SF Bay Area, Aug 22, 2014

ABC News

New concerns over kids and electronics
Shannon Murray, KVUE (Austin, TX), Dec 3, 2015Parents upset over cell tower possibly being installed near Weho school
Mayde Gomez, KABC (Los Angeles, CA), Dec 1, 2015City leaders, neighbors raise concerns about cell towers
Kayla Moody, WHAS (Louisville, KY), Oct 28, 2015

Cell phone industry sues city of Berkeley
Lyanne Melendez, KGO (San Francisco, CA), Aug 20, 2015

Alki Beach residents protest plan for cell antennas near school

Theron Zahn, KOMO (Seattle, WA), May 7, 2015

Lake Ronkonkomo residents speak out against proposed cell tower in neighborhood
Kristin Thorne, WABC (New York, NY), Apr 29, 2015

Workers say cell tower sites putting them at risk

Cristin Severance, KGTV (San Diego, CA), Mar 19, 2015 (updated Mar 24, 2015)

Ann Arbor family has power shut off by DTE in dispute over installing new SMART meter on their home

Dave LewAllen, WXYZ (Detroit, MI), Mar 18, 2015

WZZM (Lansing, MI), Dec 2, 2014

WFTV (Orlando, FL), Dec 2, 2014

KSAT (San Antonio), Sep 22, 2014 (updated Sep 23, 2014

3 Reasons Not to Sleep With Your Phone in the Bed
Camille Chatterjee, ABC News, Aug 5, 2014City pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones
WCVB (Boston), Jul 15, 2014Berkeley City Council proposes ordinance to get warning labels on cellphones
Tiffany Wilson, KGO (San Francisco), Jul 15, 2014
 
NBC News
Kids Face Potential Radiation Danger Using Cell Phones
Shanay Campbell, WSAV (Savannah, Georgia), Nov 6, 2015

Scientists: Effects of cell phone radiation on kids is cause for concern
Ashley Daley, WMBF (Myrtle Beach, SC), Nov 6, 2015

Pediatricians express concern over growing cellphone use, radiation exposure for children
Meghan McRoberts, WPTV (West Palm Beach, FL), Nov 6, 2015Potential radiation danger to kids using cell phones
Shannon Wolfson, KXAN (Austin, TX), Nov 5, 2015Pediatricians’ new warning: Limit children’s exposure to cellphones
Danielle Dellorto, NBC Today Show, Nov 5, 2015Report Examines Cell Phone Radiation
Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, Sep 24, 2015Group wants cell towers gone
Barry Sims, WBAL (Anne Arundel County, MD), Sep 22, 2015Neighborhood fights possible new cell tower on church property
Forrest Sanders, WSMV (Nashville, TN), Jul 30, 2015Residents protest cell tower installation citing health concerns
Sophia Kunthara and Melissa Etezadi, NBC Southern California, Jul 20, 2015Wireless companies sue Berkeley over cellphone radiation warning ordinance

Tamara Palmer, NBC Bay Area, Jun 8, 2015


Fox News

High Point neighbors speak out against cell tower project

WBRC (Franklin, TN), Nov 23, 2015

Pediatricians express concern over growing cellphone use, radiation exposure for children
WFLX (West Palm Beach, FL), Nov 6, 2015

Scientists: Effects of cell phone radiation on kids is cause for concern

Ashley Daley, Fox Carolina News (Greenville, SC), Nov 6, 2015

Amber Lee, KTVU (Oakland, CA), May 12, 2015

How to spot potential radiation hiding in your home
Fox News, Feb 1, 2015

Experts: Why wearable tech could pose health risks

Brooke Crothers, Fox News, Oct 20, 2014

CNN

No wireless radiation safety stories were found in a Google search and a search of CNN’s web site for the past year.

Other News
Concerned About Electromagnetic Radiation? Practical Tips To Reduce Exposure
Epoch Times, Nov 10, 2015

Very easy changes could limit your exposure to cell phone radiation
Jenny Day, San Diego 6 News, Nov 6, 2015