WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iowa senator Tom Harkin, newly empowered to investigate health matters as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, promised on Monday to probe deeply into any potential links between cellphone use and cancer.
Harkin, who took over the committee earlier this month after the death of Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, said he was concerned no one has been able to prove cellphones do not cause cancer.
Do you suppose that Senator Harkin knows that you cannot prove a negative?
Or is this a ploy to gin up some headlines and campaign money from cell phone manufacturers for dropping the investigation?
He’s a Democrat, a Senator, and lied about his Vietnam service, so it is certainly possible.