March 31 - Two early reviews of Doubt is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health praise the book for showing how manufactured uncertainty harms health and the environment.
January 4 - Papers delivered at SKAPP’s third Coronado Conference have just been published in Environmental Health Perspectives, the journal of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.
December 18 - In a new article in Public Health Reports, David Michaels and Celeste Monforton explain how the beryllium industry fought efforts to strengthen OSHA's inadequate and outdated beryllium workplace exposure standard.
December 17 - In a Boston Globe op-ed, Susan Wood warns that the Bush administration is neglecting the health needs of millions of Americans by leaving key health-agency leadership positions vacant for too long or filling them with individuals who advance an ideological agenda and show a disregard for scientific integrity.
September 26 - By a vote of 260 to 154, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act, which requires OSHA to set a standard to protect workers from diacetyl.
September 7 - More than a year after they first called on OSHA to issue an emergency standard to protect workers from exposure to the butter-flavoring chemical diacetyl, unions and leading occupational health physicians wrote to Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to highlight new scientific information and renew their call for urgent OSHA action to protect workers in the snack food and flavorings industries.
September 4 - A respected doctor has notified FDA and other agencies of a case of bronchiolitis obliterans in a patient whose only known exposure to diacetyl was through heavy microwave popcorn consumption. The inadequate agency response indicates a disturbing decline in the system that should be protecting public health.
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Doubt is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health
Read the eye-opening exposé by GWU Environmental & Occupational Health Department Professor David Michaels (Oxford University Press, 2008).