November 21, 2012
Activism Distorts Scientific Risk Assessments
Geoffrey Kabat, Forbes
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.
TAGGED: carcinogens, risk perception, risk assessment, activist, precautionary principle