Phones and wifi not linked to cancer

The ABC’s science program Catalyst is under review after an episode misled viewers into drawing a connection between wifi signals, mobile phone use and brain cancer. This is the second such breach in the past two years, with a previous report on statin medications resulting in a similar situation.

An independent review of the episode found a number of inaccuracies that favoured the view that mobile phones and wifi could cause adverse health effects such as brain tumours. The ABC will issue an apology to viewers, remove the content from all resource centres and suspend reporter Maryanne Demasi from on-air assignments.

“There is no doubt the investigation of risks posed by widespread wireless devices is an important story but we believe greater care should have been taken in presenting complex and multiple points of view,” said ABC head of television Richard Finlayson.

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