Session: Environmental Health and Policy: The politics of science
4196.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Environmental Health and Policy: The politics of science
This session will explore the impact of corporate and industry influence on scientific research and public policy decision-making. The panelists will present several case studies that illustrate how undue corporate influence can interfere with objective scientific analysis and undermine efforts to have honest, balanced science guide public health policy. Following the presentations of these case studies, the panelists will then discuss remedies to safeguard the publicís health.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the role of scientific research and advisory bodies in public policy decision-making. 2. Expose participants to the impact of the undue influence of corporate interests on scientific research and policy decision-making. 3. Describe specific cases in which bias and undue corporate influence have detrimentally influenced public decision making. 4. Identify resources, opportunities, and strategies for reform.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Polly Hoppin, ScD
Susan West Marmagas, MPH
Moderator(s):Michael Green, MS, MPP
2:30 PMPolitics of Science
Michael Green, MS, MPP, Alise M. Cappel, Bruce Jennings, PhD, Ignacio H. Chapela, PhD, Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH
2:45 PM"Advice Without Consent": Conflict of Interest in the Federal Scientific Advisory Committees Process
Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH
3:00 PMImpact of corporate interests on scientific research and reporting and the role of the public university
Ignacio H. Chapela, PhD
3:15 PMMisconduct of the California Hexavalent Chromium Blue Ribbon Panel
Alise M. Cappel
3:30 PMScience and Politics in California Environmental Policy: The Neglected Role of Public Health
Bruce Jennings, PhD
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Medical Care; Occupational Health and Safety
CE Credits:Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA