Last updated on: 2/23/2010 6:09:00 PM PST | Author: ProCon.org

International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe?"
Reasoning:

“CTIA and the wireless industry are deeply committed to safety and to providing timely, accurate information to consumers about wireless phones. When learning the facts about cell phones and health-related effects, the industry relies on the conclusions of impartial groups such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Cancer Society, and the National Institute of Health, which have all concluded that the scientific evidence to date does not demonstrate any adverse health effects associated with the use of wireless phones.

There has been significant research conducted on the issue of whether there is a link between wireless phone use and health effects. Much has been completed and more continues today. In 2000, CTIA and the FDA launched a research initiative, referred to as the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), to examine scientific questions about radiofrequency (RF) energy. The research plan outlined in the CRADA provides that the FDA, not industry, is responsible for the scientific and technical advice for all work in this area.

The CRADA research activities focused on (1) mechanistic studies related to genotoxicity, (2) epidemiologic studies and (3) a review of the science through a science symposium organized by the FDA. The results of this work concluded, ‘no association was found between exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation from cell phones and adverse health effects.'”

“Use of Mobile Phones & Health Effects,” www.ctia.org, Sep. 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“CTIA-The Wireless Association®, is an international nonprofit membership organization founded in 1984, representing all sectors of wireless communications – cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio.

CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.”

“About Us,” www.ctia.org (accessed Feb. 17, 2010)

Mission:

“The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry’s voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for individuals with disabilities.”

“About Us,” www.ctia.org (accessed Feb. 17, 2010)

Other:
Nonprofit membership organization
Contact Info:
Phone
202-736-3200
Email
[email protected]
Website
www.ctia.org
Quoted in:
Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe? – Pro & Con Quotes