“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
-Hunter S. Thompson
They’ve been coming out of the woodwork and don’t expect it to stop anytime soon. There’s ‘expert testimony’ to be given, in front of cameras, in front of Congress. There are pillows to be checked for EMF, interviews to be given with CBS, the London Times and Paranormal Insights. It’s a busy time to be a dispenser of opinions about the health effects of cell phone and cell tower radiation regardless of your technical knowledge, medical credentials or respect by esteemed members of your profession.
The most inflammatory rhetoric against the tower and telecom industry is coming from a handful of dubious challengers who are being dutifully quoted and sanctified by the press at all levels of the profession. And business keeps getting better for them. The recent CBS News story on the preschool in Folsom, CA was picked up yesterday by the Sacramento Bee as the story gathers strength in traditional and social media outlets.
A reporter who asked Inside Towers to keep her name confidential said she tried to reach out to CTIA ten times without a response. In the absence of informed and sober commentary, even media outlets as august as KOVR-TV and “The Bee,” will try to contact those who may take a quirky take on things…like the three shown above, for instance:
- Education: Degrees in Mathematics (Rutgers University) and Social Psychology (UC Santa Barbara)
- Company: UC Berkeley, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the UCB School of Public Health.
- Claim to fame: He said he has reviewed more than 50 studies that found DNA damage from the RF Radiation emitted from cell phones and towers. Has sued the state of California for hiding evidence that cell phones cause cancer.
- Media highlights: Quoted on film in the 6/29/19 KOVR-TV Broadcast. Interviewed by Paranormal Insights.
- Media lowlights: The American Council on Science and Health, called Moskowitz a “Cell Phone, WiFi Truther.” They went on to say he was a disgrace to the University of California-Berkeley, and the type of charlatan that wraps themselves in the prestige of academia to peddle foolishness to anxious parents. “He is a blight upon academia and a nuisance to public health,” the ACSCH said. Inside Towers article: 7/01/19 “ Tower Scare Chases California Preschool”
- Company: founder of We Are The Evidence, a group formed to, “expose the suppressed epidemic of sickness, suffering and human rights crisis created by wireless technology.”
- Education: an attorney both in New York and in Israel who received her degree in the UK and has an MBA.
- Technical background: According to her website, “she gained a technical understanding of wireless networks and infrastructures as a communications and computer officer in the Israeli Defense Forces where she was the commander of the computer center for their Operations Center and Headquarters.”
- How she got started: In 2009, she said she started experiencing symptoms from her laptop computer that were “severe and debilitating” causing her to give up her career, divorce her husband and give up her dream of having children.
- Media highlights: Last year, Tachover testified in front of the Michigan State Senate, arguing against Bill 637 that would ease the implementation of 5G technology. The bill was approved by the governor in December of 2018. In 2015, she was featured in a New York Magazine article entitled: “What It’s Like to Be Allergic to Wi-Fi”.
- Media lowlights; Inside Towers “Towers Deemed Dangerous By Consultant Citing NASA Data”
- Company: Windheim EMF, an “Electro Magnetic Radiation Specialist”
- Education: with credentials from the International Institute for Building Biology & Ecology, a New Mexico-based “institute” compiling “12 months, four certification seminars, 21 courses of study and 14,000 air miles”
- Claim to fame: touts his effectiveness at lowering EMF in the home. Using his “smart meter,” Windheim said he recently, “lowered a 10 mG magnetic field found on the pillows of the master bed to a very low and safe level of .25 mG. It is a real challenge, a lot of fun and clients feel better as the result!”
- Media lowlights: Inside Towers article “Are School Parents Getting the Wrong Info From EMF’ers” “He’s a tin hat,” Lawrence Behr of LBA said, “part of the EMF Cult crowd.” Behr is the President of LBA Group, a 56-year old engineering consulting firm and is also Director of the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers. Behr said Windheim’s results were inaccurate due to both using substandard meter-reading equipment and poor extrapolation of his findings. “He didn’t understand the math much less the instrument,” Behr said.
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By Jim Fryer, Managing Editor, Inside Towers
July 3, 2019