Consumer Groups Fight Back Against Junk Science Tactics

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s report analyzed the “constant barrage of news headlines” that is instilling fear in consumers about synthetic and natural chemicals. The report is a guide for consumers (as well as legislators and media, who are also consumers) on how to look for facts behind a headline. The report, titled, “A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk, Deciphering the ‘Science’ Behind Chemical Scares,” breaks down the rigor and validity of a study to teach readers how to obtain answers to the questions that consumers should always ask when evaluating the meaning of a scientific report.