ACSH would like to tip its hat to Trevor Butterworth for his insightful op-ed, “Fear In A Can,” in The Daily. Unlike most media outlets who report on the dangers of bisphenol A (BPA), citing insignificant so-called studies, Butterworth actually examines the science behind the chemical. And what did he find? The German Society of Toxicology, the World Health Organization and the European Union’s Food Safety Authority all pored over thousands of studies and concluded that BPA is safe.
Butterworth then asks, “But do the U.S. media report what these critical reviews and risk assessments find? Overwhelmingly, no; instead, tiny studies that lead to huge scary headlines make the daily editorial cut.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Click here to read the full story.