Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WHO DO YOU TRUST?

We always look to others with credentials to tell us the facts on what is good and bad for our health but what we fail to do is look BEHIND the studies that are done. Who are these people that release reports on chemicals? They have scientist next to their name so we think they are honest and forthcoming, right? Next time you want to know the truth, investigate the person telling you something is "safe." Who paid them to do the study? Who do they work for? I guarantee you will be surprised at what you find.

According to SourceWatch.org, “In the latest years for which information is available, some 40 percent of ACSH’s (American Council on Science and Health) budget was supplied directly by the industry"

Now ask yourself. Do you trust the ACSH to be honest?

CLICK HERE FOR SOURCE WATCH REPORT

Now read the report from ACSH on Phthalates and ask yourself... can you trust them?

ACSH REPORT HERE

What I always like to ask people is, if I paid you a million dollars to test my product and determine its safety, what would you say? Kinda like having a gun to your head, isn't it?!!

NOTE: The ACSH no longer makes their financial backing information available to the public.

Dr. Elizabeth Whelan (not a medical doctor) is president and co-founder of the industry-friendly, global warming skeptic group and The American Council on Science and Health.


INTERESTING READ ABOUT DR. WHENLAN HERE

ANOTHER GOOD READ ABOUT BEHIND DOORS LOBBYING

2 comments:

Jennifer Young said...

Interesting post.... I have always been rather skeptical when I read published figures, polls etc.... like who is benefitting from this? Doesn't it seem like there is so often money behind things? Well, I prefer to focus on the people like us that are trying to change things and make a difference. xo Jen

Michelle said...

Jen,

I have no idea why I'm always shocked and then frustrated when I learn that people still pocket money and then lie to the world about something that is so potentially harmful. What makes it all so scary is that so many people are unaware :(