“I hate what passes for scientific research,” writes Charleston Daily Mail columnist Don Surber.
About the recent study purporting to link prenatal bisphenol A exposures with behavioral problems in young girls, Surber writes:
Journalists should realize that a press release from a scientist has the same credibility as a press release from a politician. Science is not a public opinion poll. Public opinion polls are more accurate. Consider the woefully inadequate study of the plastic bisphenol A and behavioral problems in girls. The study could lead to some sort of government restrictions…
I am not saying there is no link between a kid acting up and a plastic bottle; I am saying they have not proved it.