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

By July 15, 2015December 9th, 2015No Comments

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

The winner is CBS. During the past year, CBS and its affiliates provided the most television news coverage about wireless electromagnetic frequency / radio frequency 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 New York, Boston, Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

CBS covered 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.

News coverage on the other major networks paled in comparison. Leaving the question, are advertisers and the wireless industry influencing television news coverage of wireless EMF/RF Radiation safety issues?

Click the links below to get all the TV news stories:
CBS News

Mark Ackerman, CBS Denver, Jul 9, 2015

Are Wi-Fi Signals Making You Sick?

Marissa Bailey, CBS Chicago, July 1, 2015People Believe Wi-Fi Is Making Them Sick
Dr. Mallika Marshall, CBS Boston, Jun 8, 2015Seen At 11: Is Wi-Fi Making You Sick?
CBS New York, May 20, 2015Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone
Julie Watts, CBS SF Bay Area, May 20, 2015Special Report: Upgrade Outage
WMMT (Kalamazoo, MI), May 19, 2015Berkeley 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 New York, Mar 6, 2015
Samantha Cortese, KESQ (Palm Desert, CA), Feb 18, 2015
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, 2014Brain Cancer Warning Stickers Proposed For Cellphones Sold In Berkeley
CBS SF Bay Area, Aug 22, 2014
Cristin Severance, KGTV (San Diego), 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

Fox News
Amber Lee, KTVU (Oakland), May 12, 2015Experts: Why wearable tech could pose health risks

Brooke Crothers, Fox News, Oct 20, 2014

Tamara Palmer, NBC Bay Area, Jun 8, 2015
No wireless radiation safety stories were found in a Google search and a search of CNN’s web site for the past year.