A July 16th, 2001 article from the Washington
Post discusses how Environmental Protection Agency scientists and experts
are frequently compromised by conflicts of interest when ruling on chemical
safety standards. Many of these advisors have ties to the chemical
industry which call into question their motives and objectivity. Don't be surprised when an "Expert
Panel" recommends the product of the company who is sponsoring them.
Do your homework before listening to
"experts"... the family you protect might be your own!
If you want to
learn more about industry's influence
over science you may find the following book of interest:
Trust Us, We're Experts:
How Industry Manipulates Science
and Gambles with Your Future
by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber