Cell phone companies have known for decades that radio frequencies emitted from cell phones cause certain types of brain cancer and tumors, according to Hunter Lundy, a trial lawyer widely respected for his work suing cell phone corporations for harming people’s health.
In an interview with Children’s Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on the “RFK Jr The Defender Podcast,” Kennedy and Lundy discussed their joint lawsuit against Motorola, AT&T and other telecommunications companies.
The suit alleges the companies are responsible for the glioblastoma cancer — a fast-growing and aggressive brain tumor — that caused the death of Frank Aaron Walker. Walker, a pastor, teacher and musician from Louisiana, died from the disease at age 49 after using cell phones for more than two decades.
Numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies show cell phones cause cancer, said Kennedy. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer found radiofrequency radiation from cell phones is linked to an increased risk for head and brain tumors.
In June 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning on its website about the potential negative health risks cell phones pose to children. But within two weeks, the agency removed the warning due to pressure from cell phone companies, said Lundy.
“There’s an unhealthy relationship between industry and government agencies,” Lundy said. To have “the CDC alter its website at the pressure of industry is sad because we’ve seen so much inconsistency.”
“The audience needs to know that an individual’s skull and brain does not reach its full formation until they’re in their early 20s. Children are getting much greater exposure than adults are when they’re putting cell phones up next to their brain. It’s going deeper. It’s causing worse consequences, and so, they need to be warned.”