The American Council on Science and Health Secret Finances

Any conflicts of interests at the ACSH?

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Any conflicts of interests at the ACSH?

Internal financial documents show that ACSH – The American Council on Science and Health “nonprofit organization that debunks junk science health claims with science-based evidence and common sense” – depends heavily on funding from corporations that have a financial stake in the scientific debates it aims to shape, say Andy Kroll and Jeremy Schulman in their report. The ACSH – Pro-Industry Science Group? – also directly solicits donations from these industry sources around specific issues. ACSH’s financial links to corporations involved health and safety controversies highlighted in the past – such as  Bisphenol-A (BPA) and pesticides.

Read Leaked Documents Reveal the Secret Finances of a Pro-Industry Science Group, Mother Jones Politics, 28 Oct 2013

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2 thoughts on “The American Council on Science and Health Secret Finances”

  1. If you are not generally “pro-industry” you have no right to use any of their products including medicines, cell-phones, computers, and modes of transportation. Stupid to use “pro-industry” as a means of discrediting people and organizations.
    Patrick

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