Keeping an eye on innovations to protect public health
by Colin R. Janssen Ph.D, Chair of the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks
From the wheel to the Internet, inventions have made life easier and more enjoyable, but they sometimes come at a price. We've learned that the hard way, with things like fluorocarbons, Styrofoam, asbestos and lead paint, but man's ingenuity and desire to create and make improvements is limitless and new technology and inventions will continue to be introduced. While we look forward to progress and applaud great ideas, we need watchdogs to protect our greatest treasures – our health and our environment.
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