Wednesday, October 15, 2003

The sheer pointlessness of official product warnings...

The BBC reports that EU officials are asking baby food manufacturers to reconsider their packaging because they have found traces of a chemical which is weakly associated with cancer in animals.

The officials stress there is no risk. They are almost certainly right. So, why raise the alarm? It can only create uncertainty and anxiety, the alternative forms of packaging probably an equally small risk of cancer, and the whole thing will cause considerable expense.

BBC NEWS | Health | Cancer fears over baby food jars

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