Consumer Education Group Hosts Call to Discuss Evidence of Growing Chemophobia Among American Public

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:00 am Eastern, the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) will host a conference call to announce the release of a new position paper, "Scared to Death: How Chemophobia Threatens Public Health."  The paper, authored by Jon Entine, a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute and highly regarded science journalist, is a response to the growing level of chemophobia -- the irrational fear of chemicals -- among the American public.  Just last week, Environmental Health Perspectives released a study on chemicals present in pregnant women's bodies.  The study, however, fails to show any definitive link between the presences of these chemicals with particular health concerns.  ACSH compiled this resource book to educate legislators, industry, media, consumers and parents on the true risk or lack thereof related to chemical exposure and use in everyday products.

WHO:

Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, President of the American Council on Science and Health




WHAT:

ACSH's Chemophobia Conference Call




WHERE:

Domestic Call In:

888-221-9584


Intl Call In:

+1-913-312-1489


Pass Code:

6275449




WHEN:  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:00 am Eastern



The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.   ACSH was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists who had become concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis. These scientists created the organization to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense views to the public.  http://www.acsh.org/about/

SOURCE American Council on Science and Health



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