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Earth Day and Environmental Values Aren't Justification for Ignoring Evidence
Author, 'How Risky Is It, Really?'
Town meeting is dangerously susceptible to decision making based more on values and emotions than evidence, a worrisome vulnerability in these days of increasing science denialism. Democratic, yes. Evidence-based intelligent decision making? Well, no.
A Treatment for Chemophobia
Director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society
The oxygen we breathe, the water we drink and the sugar we eat are all chemicals. But somehow "chemical" has become a dirty word, synonymous with "toxin," and "chemical-free" is now a popular, albeit nonsensical, advertising slogan.
Plastic Wars: Science Loses in Renewed Campaign Against Plasticizers
Exec Director, Genetic Literacy Project; Senior Fellow, Instit...
No science based agency in the US, Europe or elsewhere has found direct links between phthalates and human health. But this doesn't stop some groups from plying on consumer fears.
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