Rinat was interviewed by The Collective Resistance Podcast on Cell Phone radiation Safety.
As we have found in many industries over the years, safety testing always seems to have some interesting stories once you dig in. The safety around these little devices that we carry around with us every waking moment of the day is no exception.
In this week’s show, we visit with Rinat Strahlhofer. Rinat is a former telco insider who crossed over to the other side after she became aware of the extent of corruption within the industry that she’d dedicated her time, energy and professional reputation to.
As a marketing specialist for Australia’s biggest telco company, Rinat spent her career putting disruptive services and technologies into the hands of millions of consumers. During the company’s then groundbreaking $1 billion 3G rollout, Rinat realized that the community’s concerns over the new network’s potential health and safety impacts were not only legitimate, but were being blatantly ignored. In other words, profits were trumping truths. We talk about her story and she educates us on how safety is performed (or isn’t performed) on an industry test dummy callled SAM.
Deeply disillusioned by the lack of industry regulation and safety science, Rinat quit her role, and Australia, for almost a decade. On her return from Europe, in May of 2019, she was concerned to find that little had changed within the telco industry as it prepared to roll out the 5G network across Australia. Not willing to sit on the sidelines, Rinat took on the role of activist and created We Are Not SAM to lift the lid on the lies and corruption that had infiltrated the industry she had dedicated so much of her career to.
As well as being a fearless voice, Rinat is also the founder of Truth & Dare creative agency, hands-on mother to a young son, and an impassioned member of the Byron Shire community.