A September 20, 2006 article by Kimberley Jace contrasts real vs. imagined or exaggerated dangers, starting a long list with a nod to ACSH:
What else is risky? The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH.org), a consumer education consortium, weighs in on these dangers.
Perceived danger: School shootings.
Students bring guns to school and kill classmates and teachers as they did at Columbine High School in Colorado.
Real danger: Reckless behavior.
Youth homicide rates have declined by 30% in the last decade. Statistics show school-aged children and teens are in much more danger of sexually transmitted diseases, alcoholism, and deadly car crashes.
Perceived danger: Workplace shootings.
A disgruntled coworker shows up at the workplace with a gun, seeking revenge.
Real danger: Workplace hazards.
The real hazards on the job are unsafe work conditions that have killed thousands and injured millions.
Perceived danger: Road rage.
You accidentally cut off another driver, he's armed and he becomes murderous.
Real danger: Drunken driving.
Drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol kill and injure thousands of people each year...