In response to my yesterday’s blog post, critical of the evaluation of RF-related carcinogenicity in the World Cancer Report 2020 published by IARC, George Carlo has submitted a short comment. Because issues mentioned in the comment are of importance, I have decided to post this comment as a separate blog post.
George Carlo comments on the RF part of the IARC World Cancer Report 2020
It is not clear to me whether the shortcomings in this astonishingly erroneous subchapter of the World Cancer Report is the result of investigator bias or simple scientific incompetence.
The rationale used by the authors to dismiss causal inferences between bioactive waveforms (which they improperly generalize as RF-EMF as if all are forms of such are biologically equivalent) and tumors, are indeed more appropriately determinative of false-negative findings or underestimates of true risk. Each of the imprecisions they highlight — from latency to recall inaccuracies, and amplified by the fact that exposure to cell phone emissions is most accurately quantifiable based on location relative to base stations than time on a call — are all discussed in the epidemiological literature as biases toward the null hypothesis. Similar factors are appropriately used in interpreting experimental toxicology studies, with the added imprecision of extrapolation from animal models to real-life human use situations.
Further, the now determined bioactivity mechanisms attendant to polarized waveform induced biological cascades present another layer of challenges, as the health outcomes from such fundamental biological activity are varied from person to person due to genetic and epigenetic characteristics. This is another layer of imprecision both leading to underestimates of true risk and underscoring that the traditional interpretive rationale that unique exposures lead to unique effects (e.g. asbestos/mesothelioma; smoking/lung cancer; vinyl chloride/angiosarcoma of the liver) does not hold up with wireless waveform sequelae.
That the traditional tools for determining cause and effect used by groups such as IARC are not precise enough for the uniquely arrayed bioactive exposures from wireless devices needs to be openly recognized and addressed in fora such as the World Cancer Report. New methods need to be devised which increase precision and accuracy. If not, this type of published report, which skims over and even eliminates known facts in favor of supposedly learned opinions, becomes not only a source of wrong information but a disservice to the public that the World Health Organization is supposed to serve.