My friend Matthew at the youth cancer nonprofit iy tipped me off via Twitter to this great article at Reason.com. Apparently environmentalists are dabbling in medicine and chronic disease diagoses these days, too.
The story is that the President’s Cancer Panel put out a release saying that pollution in the environment is causing way more cancer than is documented. The ACS then said, “Oh yeah? Prove it.”
Here’s my favorite part: “For example, its [the Presidential Cancer Panel report’s] conclusion that “the true burden of environmentally (i.e. pollution) induced cancer has been grossly underestimated” does not represent scientific consensus. Rather, it reflects one side of a scientific debate that has continued for almost 30 years.”
Getting the ACS on the side of Reason is always a win!!