Pesticides and Autism

"Are Pesticides A Key Driver Of The Autism Increase?" by Emily Willingham. An anti-pesticide manifesto from the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) has recently made a few headlines in big papers and nabbed a feature on an NPR member station with claims that “children today are sicker than they were a generation ago” and that pesticides are a “key driver” of the increase in childhood disorders such as “childhood cancers … autism, birth defects, and asthma.” The news reports almost … [Read more...]

Changing the Debate on Chemicals

"Framing the Debate on Chemical Regulation," by Angela Logomasini Last week, CEI hosted a congressional briefing on chemical policy and regulation (the video of the event is forthcoming). A news story in Risk Policy Report covering the event proclaims: “Free- Free-Market Group Seeks To ‘Re-Frame’ Hill Debate Over Chemical Risk.” Indeed we do!  Read the full story on CEI's … [Read more...]

Congressional Hearings on NTP’s Report on Carcinogens

"Congressional Hearings Question National Toxicology Program’s Science," By Angela Logomasini. Today, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and House Small Business Committee held a joint hearing on the National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) Report on Carcinogens. It is critical that the NTP use the best available, peer reviewed science when making its decisions on what chemicals to list, yet it clearly doesn’t do that. Read the full story on CEI's … [Read more...]

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