Review of Hyping Health Risks in the Wall Street Journal

Hyping Health RisksYesterday the Wall Street Journal ran a review of Geoffrey Kabat’s new book, Hyping Health Risks. The review says of the book:

In “Hyping Health Risks,” Geoffrey Kabat, an epidemiologist himself, shows how activists, regulators and scientists distort or magnify minuscule environmental risks. He duly notes the accomplishments of epidemiology, such as uncovering the risks of tobacco smoking and the dangers of exposure to vinyl chloride and asbestos. And he acknowledges that industry has attempted to manipulate science. But he is concerned about a less reported problem: “The highly charged climate surrounding environmental health risks can create powerful pressure for scientists to conform and to fall into line with a particular position.”

You can read the full review here


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