CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen recounts how the National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences has colluded with radicalized international agencies, anti-chemical pressure groups, and trial lawyers to undermine the U.S. regulatory process. Congress is now investigating and may sanction the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Italy's Ramazzini Institute, and other fear mongers who have sabotaged sound science with spurious claims backed by lawsuits.
It is mosquito season already, and there are various evils lurking about, notably the Zika virus which is spread by the same mosquito that gave us Yellow Fever. Mosquitos also spread Dengue and Chikungunya fever viruses. Take precautions, as the future pest control systems have yet to win FDA and USDA approval.
The chemical Bisphenol-A, or BPA, found in plastic has been blamed for a variety of health problems recently, but are these concerns justified? Dr. Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute says no and here explains why.
Everyone hates mosquitoes. But perhaps nowhere do they hate them more than in Winnipeg, Canada, which is dubbed the mosquito capital of North America according to the Wall Street Journal.
Should the federal government dictate what appears on the menu at your favorite restaurant? Daren Bakst, a Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, says no, and here explains why.
New York City is creating a composting program that will eventually become mandatory. Jeff Stier of the National Center for Public Policy Research, takes issue with New York Mayor Bloomberg’s new initiative, and has this to say.
How safe are organic foods, especially when compared to conventionally grown varieties? Not as safe as many assume. A recall has just been announced for certified organic berries sold at Costco. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 106 people in eight states have contracted hepatitis A, a debilitating disease that can last for weeks or months, and even be deadly, after eating Townsend Farms frozen berries bought at the box store retailer.
We’ve all heard warnings about bad air-quality days. But since those readings are usually taken from just a few monitors scattered around the city, does that tell us anything about the specific air we actually breathe?