Policy Documents

The Top 10 Unfounded Health Scares of 2012

American Council on Science and Health –
February 22, 2013

The American Council on Science and Health ranks the top ten health scares of 2012 that had little to no scientific basis. Ranked number ten was Bisphenol A (BPA), a well-known household chemical alleged to disrupt proper hormone function when absorbed in the body. ACSH counters by saying there is no scientific evidence claiming BPA is anything but safe, and that commercial products would be taking a bigger risk by replacing BPA with lesser known, lesser scrutinized chemicals.