California recently decided not to require cancer warnings on coffee after all. For some background, California's Proposition 65 requires warnings labels on products or places of business that may expose consumers to any one of roughly 900 carcinogens and reproductive toxins. But as the American Cancer Society notes, "not every compound labeled as...

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According to recent surveys, roughly 70 percent of consumers prefer products without additives. While avoiding additives won’t have as drastic an effect on one’s well-being as daily exercise, the public’s growing interest in health is a good sign for a country with the highest obesity rates in the western world. But...

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New research published in the open access journal PLOS Medicine shows that in states where parents can obtain a religious or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children, parents are increasingly choosing not to vaccinate. The number of kindergarteners who have never received a measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is...

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The Center for Accountability in Science is proud to announce the release of the 2018 Proposition 65 State Impact Report, a first of its kind overview ranking states by how much money local businesses lost settling Proposition 65 lawsuits. Although we’ve been writing about the harms of Proposition 65 for some...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it plans to limit which scientific studies it uses to create regulations so that only reports with publicly available data are considered. The big question is whether the EPA’s new rule will be so strict that it eliminates good research from consideration. Because of this...

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Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times ran an opinion article called "Cancer warnings for coffee may be overkill, but Proposition 65 is not." We beg to differ. The authors argue that in spite of Proposition 65 extracting hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses and requiring warnings on products that definitely won't...

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Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a study evaluating whether having access to nutrition information (like the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, MyPlate, and calorie counts on restaurant menus) actually translated into Americans making better food choices. The study compared consumer’s use of nutrition information with the healthfulness...

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Millions of Americans utilize ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Motrin and Advil) to relieve pain from headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, and reduce fevers. But the question of its effect on male fertility circulated in the media early this year after a study found that men taking the maximum recommended dose...

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Every year since 1995, Environmental Working Group activists publish a “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables which contain the most pesticide residues. The list certainly sounds scary, and it generates a host of alarming headlines. But the good news is it doesn’t take much effort to expose the EWG’s...

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that coffee sold in the state of California must now come with a Proposition 65 cancer warning. The nonprofit Center for Accountability in Science is calling the preliminary ruling “a bad move for public health.” Dr. Joseph Perrone, Chief...

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