Dirtiest Air Found in New York, Though Risk Called Overstated

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A March 23, 2006 article by Jill Gardiner described reactions to a federal report saying New York has the nation's dirtiest air, including a reaction from ACSH's Jeff Stier:

A spokesman for the American Council on Science and Health, Jeff Stier, said that while exposure to high levels of toxic chemicals over a long period of time was something to worry about, it is not credible to suggest that the level of those toxins in the air is cancer-causing.

In an essay on the ACSH's Web site, he writes that the EPA "declares chemical carcinogens...based solely on the creation of tumors in lab rodents through the administration of superhigh doses that are irrelevant to ordinary human exposure."