What’s in an Environmental Study? A New Analysis Says It Depends on Who Paid For It - Mothering Forums

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Old 06-24-2005, 07:14 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm not 100% sure if this belongs in Activism or not, but I thought that, in light of some discussions in the fairly recent past here about whether certain studies were ethical or not, it seemed as good of a place as any!


The journal Environmental Health Perspectives reports that a new analysis of over 100 studies on the health effects of low-dose exposures to the chemical bisphenol-A has found a disturbing though not altogether unsurprising pattern in the results these studies obtained.
Instead, what alarmed vom Saal was the fact that over 90% of the university and government studies traced some kind of negative health effect to BPA exposure, while 100% of these corporate-sponsored studies reported no problems at all.

Predictably, chemical industry spokespeople were at turns offended and outraged by the new analysis, which they claimed reflected a personal bias and used problematic studies that produced weak evidence and relied on the uncertain assumption that results seen in animals were applicable to human beings.

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