Friday, December 8, 2006

Chromium-Cancer Followup

Back in June, I posted an entry about the retraction of an article apparently drafted by an outfit called ChemRisk with funding from Pacific Gas & Electric, who was at the same time defending products suits relating to the product at issue (chromium).  The funding was not disclosed in the article; that failure of disclosure was the reason for retracting the article, following an exposé by the Wall Street Journal.

Well, now, one of the authors of the paper is claiming (note: that's a press release) that the WSJ article was false and defamatory and is demanding the paper's reinstatement by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

It's a fascinating story, and, rather than trying to give you all the details, I'll just point you to this post at The Pump Handle, written by David Michaels, the head of the Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy (SKAPP).

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2006/12/chromiumcancer_.html

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