May 18, 2024

THE WISDOM OF ACSH – REPORTS & BLOGS

The Entire Media Library
Of American Council On
Science & Health ( ACSH )

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The wisdom of REAL experts against the conspiracy to impose reckless & arbitrary prohibition against conventional pest control products

The purpose of this web-page is to provide information that will lead to successful complaints & litigation against those extremists who conspire against pest control products

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American Council on Science & Health


The American Council On Science & Health ( ACSH ) is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 by Dr Elizabeth M Whelan that produces peer-reviewed reports on issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment & health.

Its core membership is a board of 350 physicians, scientists & policy advisors who review the council’s reports & participate in ACSH seminars, press conferences, media communications & other educational activities.

ACSH describes itself as a « consumer education consortium ».

The group describes its mission as  …

…  to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense scientific views to the public.

ACSH frequently defends science against claims that industry products create risks of injury, ill-health or death.

ACSH criticizes some industries for making unscientific & overstated health claims, promoting dangerous natural supplements, or otherwise failing to tell the truth about scientific issues.

Scientific & professional journals routinely publish ACSH’s work, including  ―

•   Clinical Therapeutics & Technology

•   CRC Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

•   Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety

•   Journal of Health Communications

•   Medscape

ACSH focuses its studies in several areas.

ACSH frequently warns against regulating chemicals without scientific proof of harms.

A 2009 editorial by ACSH board member Henry Miller in Investor’s Business Daily criticized the United States Environmental Protection Agency ( US EPA ), saying  …

An EPA hit list of important and demonstrably safe chemicals is about to be put through the regulatory wringer, and many are likely to be banned or severely restricted. 

These include bisphenol-A, phthalates, lifesaving flame retardants, the herbicide atrazine, and fluorinated chemicals used to make Teflon.

While ACSH does not currently disclose its funding, Dr Whelan described ACSH’s contributors to The New York Times in 2007  ―

ACSH has a diverse funding base  ―  we receive donations from private foundations and individuals and unrestricted ( usually very small ) grants from corporations. 

The fastest-growing segment of our funding base is individual consumers who are sick and tired of the almost daily baseless scares  ―  and they write us checks to help support our work.

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Dr Elizabeth M Whelan -- American Council on Science and Health

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American Council on Science & Health

Dr Elizabeth M Whelan, ScD, MPH


Dr Elizabeth M Whelan was a doctorate-level expert & leading scientific expert on pest control products.

She was among several leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, & background in matters concerning pest control products.

Dr Whelan promoted environmental realism & pesticide truths.

According to leading experts like Dr Whelan, pest control products are scientifically-safe.

Dr Whelan was president of the American Council on Science & Health ( ACSH ) & a member of its board of trustees.

In 1978, she founded ACSH, a consumer education-public health organization.

Dr Whelan was a graduate of Connecticut College.

She had a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Yale School of Medicine, a Master Of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health, & a Doctor Of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Throughout North America, Dr Whelan effectively & consistently spoke out against environmental & anti-pesticide activists on a frequent basis.

Dr Whelan was the author or co-author of twenty-three books on nutrition, smoking, & environmental issues.

She authored or co-authored over 300 articles for popular & professional publications such as  …

•   Across The Board

•   Health Confidential

•   Journal of the American Medical Association

…  and newspapers such as  …

•   New York Post

•   The Wall Street Journal

Dr Whelan had many professional affiliations & honorary positions in associations such as  …

•   American Institute of Nutrition

•   American Medical Writers Association

•   Men and Women in Science

Dr Whelan received many awards, including  …

•   American Institute of Chemists

•   American Public Health Association

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Dr Gilbert L Ross -- American Council on Science and Health

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American Council on Science & Health

Dr Gilbert L Ross


Dr Gilbert L Ross is a doctorate-level expert & leading scientific expert on pest control products.

He is among several leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, & background in matters concerning pest control products.

Dr Ross promotes environmental realism & pesticide truths.

According to leading experts like Dr Ross, pest control products are scientifically-safe.

Dr Ross is the executive director & medical director of the American Council on Science & Health ( ACSH ).

Dr Ross received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Cornell University’s School of Arts & Sciences in 1968, & received his MD from the NYU School of Medicine in 1972.

Throughout North America, Dr Ross has effectively & consistently spoken out against environmental & anti-pesticide activists on a frequent basis.

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Dr Josh Bloom -- American Council on Science and Health

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American Council on Science & Health

Dr Josh Bloom


Dr Josh Bloom is a doctorate-level expert, organic chemist, & leading scientific expert on pest control products.

He is among several leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, & background in matters concerning pest control products.

Dr Bloom promotes environmental realism & pesticide truths.

According to leading experts like Dr Bloom, pest control products are scientifically-safe.

Dr Bloom is the associate director of the American Council on Science & Health ( ACSH ).

Dr Bloom is an organic chemist, & has worked in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr Bloom is a 27-year veteran of biomedical research with expertise in toxicology & metabolism.

Throughout North America, Dr Bloom has effectively and consistently spoken out against environmental & anti-pesticide activists on a regular basis.

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American Council on Science & Health

Dr Allan S Felsot


Dr Allan S Felsot is a
doctorate-level expert, as well as a leading scientific expert on pest control products.

He is among several leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, & background in matters concerning pest control products.

Dr Felsot promotes environmental realism & pesticide truths.

According to leading experts like Dr Felsot, pest control products are scientifically-safe.

Dr Felsot is professor & extension specialist, entomology & environmental toxicology at the Washington State University Tri-Cities, Food & Environmental Quality Lab.

Throughout America, Dr Felsot has effectively & consistently spoken out against environmental & anti-pesticide activists.

In July 2011, Dr Felsot published a position paper for the American Council on Science & Health entitled « Pesticides & Health – Myths vs Realities ».  ( See below. )

Pesticides & Health — Myths vs Realities

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American Council on Science & Health

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities

A Position Paper of the American Council on

Science & Health Professor Allan S Felsot

Washington State University, July 2011

Excerpts ( see below )

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Quotation


…  in a press release world of communication, only the truly scary stories get told.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Atrazine, Chlorpyrifos, Pyrethroids, & Glyphosate


Following explications of toxicological mechanisms of selectivity and the importance of considering pharmacokinetic factors influencing pesticide disposition within the body, this report specifically examines the claims about four types of contemporary pesticides  —  atrazine, chlorpyrifos, pyrethroids, and glyphosate. 

In each case study, the published scholarly literature is used to show that the PERCEPTION OF ADVERSE EFFECTS has arisen as a result of mistaking  —  either through ignorance or ideology  —  laboratory studies of toxicological mechanisms for analysis of risk based on consideration of how the chemicals are actually used.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Benefits Of Chemical Technology


Missing from much of the public debate are the benefits of chemical technology, especially as applied to crop protection. 

Negative critiques of modern agriculture are vaguely familiar as echoes of complaints nearly 40 years ago, just prior to the suspension by EPA of DDT use for agriculture. 

The report herein did not engage in trying to defend old chemical technology because agriculture has moved far beyond it. 

Crop protection specialists themselves began long ago to argue for the judicious use of crop protection agents. 

Industry long ago began to examine the problems of the most persistent chemicals with broad spectrums of toxicity to non-target organisms and synthesize new compounds with less persistence, less toxicity, and greater selectivity for specific pests versus non-target organisms. 

Furthermore, the amounts of new chemicals needed to control pests today are small fractions of what they were just 20 years ago.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Chemical Technology


The point is, chemical technology has improved, and will continue to improve, human health, whether helping to make vegetables and fruits of high quality more abundant and cheaper or to preserve the health of individuals who can then help their society to progress.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

DDT


Finally, we in the United States TAKE FOR GRANTED our country’s lack of serious outbreaks of epidemic disease transmitted by insect vectors. 

We ignore the fact of 300 MILLION NEW CASES OF MALARIA elsewhere each year and the devastating effects on an economy. 

The list of vectored diseases is large, but we do not think about the important contributions of pesticide use to the protection of our public health. 

Yet communities besieged by outbreaks of biting mosquitoes clamor for their communities to be treated with mosquito control insecticides, as long as it is done out of sight at night. 

Studies have proven that bans of DDT in South America were correlated with increased incidences of malaria that plummeted when spraying of wall surfaces resumed. 

If one doesn’t like DDT, one still cannot ignore the effectiveness of pyrethroid-treated bed nets to protect sleeping kids and their parents from feeding mosquitoes. 

Indeed, such nets, which would cost us the equivalent of pennies, are expensive commodities to many in the world.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Evidence


However, scrutiny of the published literature has FAILED TO FIND EVIDENCE of a credible probability of adverse human health effects derived from the use of modern pesticides as occurs in the real world, not in the laboratory-generated environment.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Focusing On The Past


Unfortunately, public attitudes  —  fed by attention-seeking MEDIA SCARE STORIES  —  seem FOCUSED ON THE PAST and fail to see a comparatively rapid change in chemical technology and how it has been deployed. 

Similarly, public attention is drawn to misinterpretations and half-analysis of stories of hazards.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Glyphosate


In summary, pronouncements of adverse effects of glyphosate and its surfactant seem relegated solely to the laboratory; in the environment, exposure is just too low for any measurable effects. 

Indeed, the European authors own studies show clear thresholds for an effect. 

In other words, their studies show that, at some concentrations in the cell cultures, nothing happens. 

Proclaiming that spray tank concentrations of glyphosate expose workers to hazardous levels of glyphosate and its surfactants DEFIES LOGIC in the light of actual exposure measurements and in vivo rodent studies.

The interpretation of in vitro studies is realistic only when concentrations reflect levels likely to occur in blood and/or interstitial fluids.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Organic Agriculture


Some advocates call for wholesale adoption of organic agriculture. 

But if the calls are motivated by concerns about pesticide use, then disappointment will reign because USDA rules for certification of organic agriculture do allow pesticide use. 

But it is a « pick your poison » choice of eschewing certain products in favor of others. 

Ironically, some of the same active ingredients with known nervous system toxicity used by so-called conventional growers are also used by practitioners of organic agriculture.

Pesticides & Health  –  Myths vs Realities ( Excerpts )

Pesticide Control Statutes


Controversy surrounding pesticide use at first glance would seem to date back to the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. 

However, this superficial analysis ignores the long history of pesticide control statutes such as the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ( FFDCA 1938 ) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act ( FIFRA 1947 ).

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The Entire Library Of Reports
& Blogs By Force Of Nature

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ACSH — Glyphosate Conspiracy — Swimming In The Breastmilk Sea Of Extremist-Conspiracies Against Glyphosate — Anti-Science Russian Fake News — Berezow, English, & Folta — Post

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ACSH — Glyphosate –The EPA Grows A Pair & Takes A Stand On Glyphosate In California & More — Bloom — Post

ACSH — Cancer — Nostalgia For The Anti-Alcohol Prohibition Era California & More — Berezow — Post

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ACSH — USA –Here’s An Alternative To Green New Deal & More — Berezow — Post

ACSH — Glyphosate –Brazil Health Agency Says Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer — Activists Go Berserk — Berezow — Post

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ACSH — Glyphosate –$289M Jackpot Verdict That Defies Science — Berezow — Post

ACSH — Glyphosate –School Shootings Are Caused By Pesticides [ ?!?! ] — Natural Pesticides Exist In All Foods — Berezow — Post

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ACSH — Glyphosate-Gate — IARC’s Lies & Scientific Fraud & More — Berezow — Post

ACSH — Suzuki — Does David Suzuki Deserve ANY Honorary Doctorate ?!?! & More — Berezow — Post

ACSH — USA — I Support The EPA — That’s Why I Support Reforming The EPA & More — Campbell — Post

ACSH — Neonicotinoids — City Of Chicago Park District Is Trying To Solve A Problem That Does Not Exist & More — Campbell — Post

ACSH — USA — Evaluating President Trump’s Choices & More — Campbell — Post

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ACSH — Glyphosate — A Slow But Steady Vindication & More — Berezow — Post

ACSH — Glyphosate — The US EPA Is Successfully Separating A Health Scare From A Health Threat — LeMieux — Post

ACSH — Bee Crisis — Neonics Don’t Cause Bee Deaths — Campbell — Felsot — Post

ACSH — Zika Virus — DDT Or DEET To Stop Zika Virus ?!?! — NOT So Obvious & More — Bloom — Post

ACSH — Bee Crisis — Three Non-Pesticide Reasons Bee-Keepers Lost 44 Per Cent Of Bees In 2015 – 2016 & More — Campbell — Post

ACSH — US EPA Review Panel Report Discredits IARC’s Anti-Glyphosate Agenda & More — ACSH Staff — Post

ACSH — Zika Virus — Stopping Zika Virus In Its Tracks By Unleashing DDT Insecticide — Ross — Post

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ACSH — Glyphosate — Coffee Is NOT Giving You Cancer, Any More Than Glyphosate Herbicide & More — ACSH Staff — Post

ACSH — Bee Crisis — The Carnage Of Truck Accidents & More — ACSH Staff — Post

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ACSH — Announcement — Updated & Improved Web-Page — pdf

ACSH — Bee Crisis — Fewer Bees Or Just More Bee-S ? — A Virus, NOT A Pesticide, Is The Problem & More — ACSH Staff — Post

ACSH — Bee Crisis — A Virus & Not A Pesticide Is The Problem — ACSH Staff — Reference — pdf

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ACSH — Parkinson’s — Exposure To « Pesticides » A Risk Factor For Parkinson’s Disease ? — Not So Fast ! & More — ACSH Staff — Post

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ACSH — Cancer — Does Everything You Eat Give You Cancer — Whelan & Kava — pdf

ACSH — Agriculture — Organic Foods — Not Healthier Or More Nutritious — Whelan & Kava — Dr Crystal Smith-Spangler Of Stanford University — Post

ACSH — Cancer — Cancer Rates Dropping In The US — ACSH Staff — pdf

ACSH — Children — Is It Safe To Play Yet — Whelan, Ross, & Entine — pdf

ACSH — Agriculture — Pesticides On Food Are Safe — Felsot — pdf

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ACSH — Pesticides & Health — Myths vs Realities — Felsot — Reference — pdf

ACSH — Children — PCPs & Children Lower IQ — Organo-Phosphates — Whelan & Ross — pdf

ACSH — Cancer — Rates Declining — Ross & Bloom — pdf

ACSH — Lobbying — Pesticide Industries Are Increasing Their Lobbying Against New Regulations From US EPA — Whelan & Ross — pdf

ACSH — Bed-Bugs — EPA Priorities — Ross & Bloom — pdf

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ACSH — Scientists Correct The Misstatements Of The Stars — Reference — pdf

ACSH — Cancer — President’s Cancer Report — Dini & Whelan — pdf

ACSH — Cancer — Cancer Down, Chemophobia Up — Whelan — pdf

ACSH — Cancer — Chemicals, Cancer, & Claptrap — Whelan & Miller — pdf

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ACSH — 0000 00 00 — Confronting Pseudo-Science — Donohoe — Reference — Slide Show

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For more information about American Council On Science And Health, please explore the following links …

ACSH — THE COMPLETE MEDIA LIBRARY OF REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

ACSH — THE WISDOM OF REAL EXPERTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE CONSPIRACY TO IMPOSE RECKLESS & ARBITRARY PROHIBITION AGAINST CONVENTIONAL PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ( Blog )

ACSH — THE ERA OF TRUMP — END OF EPA REIGN OF TERRЖR ( Blog )

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