Great Lakes health study dispute hits the NY Times

Posted on March 17, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The NYT article is notable for several quotes.

“How much review is enough?” Dr. De Rosa asked in an interview. “If you get caught up in analysis paralysis, you never get anything out.”

But Dr. Falk, of the disease centers, said the report’s implication that pollutants had led to a significant increase in health problems was not warranted. “It leaves a lot of room for conjecture and speculation about potential associations that could be misinterpreted,” he said.

What is damning is the chronic attitude of the government that the public is too childish and ignorant to ‘interpret’ or ‘understand’ important environmental and health information. Science is not ‘spinnable,’ it just is.  Give us your best judgment, but let us decide for ourselves. Read more from David Dempsey


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