Geoffrey Kabat

Earlier this week, we discussed a study conducted by Frederick vom Saal, the best-known fringe anti-BPA activist posing as a scientist, attempting to link high levels of BPA in the blood stream and urine from the handling of thermal paper cash receipts to increased risk of serious diseases. Yet, as ACSH advisor Dr. Geoffrey
Behavioral economists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky described cognitive errors and pitfalls that affect our ability to gauge the probability of even simple events. And these errors
Dr. Geoffrey Kabat, in his blog on, elegantly reinforces a core ACSH message: That poor science is the basis for many of the scares promulgated by various activist groups.