November 21, 2012

Activism Distorts Scientific Risk Assessments

Geoffrey Kabat, Forbes

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer is renowned for producing assessments of carcinogens. But it appears that some of the agency’s evaluations may overstate the risks, for reasons that tell us a great deal about the science and politics of risk assessment.

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TAGGED: Carcinogens, Risk Perception, Risk Assessment, Activist, Precautionary Principle