Deficit Model – Non Experts : Dr. S. Basrur , Dr. R. Cushman, Dr. D. Salisbury – Cosmetic Pesticide Ban ‘Misperceptions’
A just released Report from the Council of Canadian Academics, titled "Integrating Emerging Technologies into Chemical Safety Assessment"
has pointed out the misinformation relating to the recent rash of Cosmetic Pesticid Bans in Canada.
Much of this is contributed to a "deficit model", misinformed non expert Medical Advisors which whom the media and public trust.
The report offers guidance, over the course of the next decade, on how Federal Bodies can address pesticide and their formulants to eliminate 'data gaps' and gain public trust.
The full report can be found here: http://www.scienceadvice.ca/uploads/eng/assessments%20and%20publications%20and%20news%20releases/Pesticides/Pesticides_Full_Report_EN.pdf