Consumers’ Guide to Chemical Risk

CEI_logo-2“Science Facts and Chemical Scares,” By Angela Logomasini.book_cover_lg
Will these chemicals make me fat? That sounds like a weird question, but some consumers may actually have such worries, thanks to a constant barrage of news headlines suggesting that synthetic chemicals—an even some naturally occurring ones—are responsible for nearly every public health problem imaginable. This website and CEI‘s A Consumers Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares booklet are designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. It provides consumers with some insights on the science and the politics behind the headlines. When it comes to studies attempting to link chemicals and health ailments, the absolute risks are largely theoretical and generally too low to measure. In fact, many of the alarmist new stories report on studies where the findings are very weak and often inappropriate for drawing any conclusions. Read more.

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