Electromagnetic Radiation and Health
Mitchell was listed as being on the Board of Trustees of the EM Radiation Research Trust. Andy Lewis of the Quackometer looked at the EM Radiation Research Trust in 2007: http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2007/05/wi-fi-quackery-and-parliament.html
Contraception in Developing Countries
In publicity material for the July 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, Mr Mitchell, as Secretary of State for International Development, was quoted as saying:
- "For far too long, the discussion around family planning has been taboo yet we know that 215 million women who want to use modern family planning methods are currently unable to. On July 11 we want to end this by holding a groundbreaking summit that will halve the current number of girls and women in the world's poorest countries who don't have access to contraception but want it."
Ahead of the summit, the Lancet had published a Family Planning Series which showed "how lack of access to family planning carries a huge price, not only in terms of women's and children's health and survival but also in economic terms".
As part of the summit the UK government pledged $800m (£516m) over 8 years. The talk at the summit was mostly around contraception; it is not known if money has been made available only for contraception/education.
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