The Power of Independent Thinking


Stay Connected
Get the latest updates straight to your inbox.

Volume 1  Number 1  •  Spring 1996
All Issues:  

Regulation of Carcinogens
Are Animal Tests a Sound Foundation?
By Aaron B. Wildavsky
This article appeared in the Spring 1996 issue of The Independent Review

If animal cancer tests are reasonably accurate in predicting the probability, sites, and severity of human cancers, then regulation of carcinogens is on firm ground. But if the tests are poor predictors of human cancer, then regulation of exposure to chemicals rests on quicksand.

  • Catalyst