Saturday :: Jan 16, 2010

Open Thread


by Mary

When history looks back on our era, one thing they'll note is how prevalent the mass experiments on ourselves were.

December 2007: The Journal Sentinel analyzes 258 studies of BPA, including many that were part of the NTP report. The newspaper finds the panel gave more weight to industry-funded studies and more leeway to industry-funded researchers. For instance, the panel rejected academic studies that found harm - citing inadequate methods. But the panel accepted industry-funded studies using the same methods that concluded the chemical does not pose risks. And the panel missed dozens of studies publicly available that the Journal Sentinel found online using a medical research Internet search engine. The studies the panel considered were chosen, in part, by a consultant with links to firms that made BPA.

It seems greed justifies anything.

Mary :: 12:00 AM :: Comments (6) :: Digg It!