Subjectivity of Perception for Mobile Phone Health Risks

Look here for a brilliantly simple explanation of the subjective way people perceive mobile phone health risks. As Michael Blastland of the BBC points out:

Arguments about risk are seldom settled by evidence – partly because the evidence can be fiendishly hard to detect or agree.

That means most decisions about risk are not linked to the actual extent of the risk. However, decisions about risks tell us plenty about the character of the people making the decision.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance. He was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and others.   Eric was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He was a founding member of Qatar's National Committee for Internet Safety and the first leader of the TM Forum's Enterprise Risk Management team. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group, and is an editorial advisor to Black Swan. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.   Commsrisk is edited by Eric. Look here for more about Eric's history as editor.