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Science - corruption by industry

Many independent scientists are concerned at how much influence industry has over regulators and some scientists involved in this area. Just as with tobacco, asbestos and some chemicals, some parts of industry operating with environmental pollutants want to use their wealth to hide independent science and maximize their profits.

  • Baur X et al.: "Ethics, morality, and conflicting interests: how questionable professional integrity in some scientists supports global corporate influence in public health" Int J Occup Environ Health (2015) PMID: 25730664
  • Bohme SR et al.: "Maximising profit and endangering health: corporate strategies to avoid litigation and regulation" Int J Occup Environ Health (2005) PMID: 16350467
  • Hardell L et al.: "Secret ties to industry and conflicting interests in cancer research" Am J Ind Med.  (2007) PMID: 17086516
  • Huff J: "Industry influence on occupational and environmental public health" Int J Occup Environ Health (2007) PMID: 17427355
  • Huss A et al.: "Source of funding and results of studies of health effects of mobile phone use: systematic review of experimental studies" Environ Health Perspect. (2007) PMID: 17366811
  • Kopald DE: "The Conference on Corporate Interference with Science and Health: Fracking, Food and Wireless: genesis, rationale, and results" Rev Environ Health (2013) PMID: 24413210
  • Michaels, David: "Doubt is their product: how industry's assault on science threatens your health" (Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-0195300673)
  • Walker, Martin J (ed.): "Corporate Ties That Bind: An Examination of Corporate Manipulation and Vested Interest in Public Health" (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 978-1510711884)
  • Seymour WN, Seymour GN: "Dollars, lobbying, and secrecy: how campaign contributions and lobbying affect public policy" Rev Environ Health (2013) PMID: 24413211

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How industry stalls research by false "Replication" studies

One common way which industry has used to slow study into harmful health effects of EM exposure is to pretend to conduct "replication" studies of a newly discovered effect, but to change to conditions slightly so as to find no effect. Although such a study is clearly not a true replication study, industry and some government regulators have tried to use such negative effects to justify questioning the original positive effects.

In science, a positive finding always has priority. A negative effect is never conclusive and can never over-ride a single positive study, if the positive study is reliable. Even hundreds of negative studies cannot outweigh a single positive study if the single positive study is reliable.

See also: Pro-industry Regulators