The above statement, often quoted, is highly misleading as history has shown. For example, it wasn’t until 1998 that the World Health Organisation classified tobacco as “conclusively” harmful to health despite an overwhelming amount of evidence accumulated over the decades.
In a 1998 BBC interview with Mr John Carlisle from the Tobacco Manufacturers Association, he was asked, “Mr Carlisle, this is absolutely conclusive proof that, apart from what the research shows, Gallahers has concealed conclusive knowledge about the harmful effects of tobacco for… thirty years?” Mr Carlisle’s response was: “There is no such thing as conclusive evidence when you are talking about such a vast subject.” And the spin, coverups and targeting of minors by the tobacco industry continues to this day. More details on this available on the WHO’s website: http://www.who.int/tobacco/media/en/TobaccoExplained.pdf)
And right now in 2015 an overwhelming amount of evidence has accumulated demonstrating that high frequency radiation is biologically active and harmful to human health and the environment.
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) wrote the guidelines determining exposure limits for electromagnetic fields (incl cellphone towers and cellphones). The organisation was co-founded by Michael Repacholi who chaired the organisation from 1992-1996 and subsequently formed the WHO’s EMF, while receiving industry funding. A case of the fox guarding the hen house.
According to the Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe: “it is most curious, to say the least, that the applicable official threshold values for limiting the health impact of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields and high frequency waves were drawn up and proposed to international political institutions (WHO, European Commission, governments) by the ICNIRP, an NGO whose origin and structure are none too clear and which is furthermore suspected of having rather close links with the industries whose expansion is shaped by recommendations for maximum threshold values for the different frequencies of electromagnetic fields.” http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=17994