The capitalism argument
People should be given the choice but you have to remember that there are some that have no choice and so that is why I make the argument for truely independent research.
By those who have no choice I mean people who currently rely on mobile communications to do their jobs.
Sales reps, service engineers, couriers, on-call medical professionals.
While the likes of you and I can exercise a choice (I'm assuming that you don't work in a job that relies on mobile communication)
IF a genunine problem were found then it may have more credence if the research was seen to be completely independent rather then being funded by one side or the other.
While in the case of smoking you could say that people have a choice as to where they work, we will always need people in the above jobs so the research should be carried out for their sake really as I'm sure some of them are in the hypersensitive group.
If we can prove beyond reasonable doubt that their symptoms aren't due to EMF (the recent UK gov/industry-funded study that proved most could not tell whether the mast was transmitting or not is a start but some might argue that as it's outcome was predictable due to its sponsors)
Therefore if directly funded by the likes of you and me, the research would be perceived as unbiased and thus reliable.
Personally I dont think there is a link between mobiles and health issues, apart from the stress caused when people receive large bills.
In fact, I'm more concerned about the long-term effects of numerous x-rays I've had prior to operations as I am disabled.
Think there's numerous other things we could investigate.
Scare about infrared remote controls, anyone?