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Panic! Chemicals frying kids' brains!

Industrial pollution, which is on the decline in this country, is triggering autism and learning disability in kids, diagnoses of which are on the increase. That's the message recently spread about by seeming authorities such as The Lancet and the Harvard School of Public Health, and picked up by innumerable press accounts. To which the appropriate response is: Question Authority. Cliff Hutchinson of Science Evidence explains. At what point do we just stop treating The Lancet as a reputable scientific journal? More: Jane Genova reminds us of Lancet co-author Philip Landrigan's prominent role as an expert witness in lead paint litigation.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.