We get lots and lots of press releases here. Occasionally I like to pass one along. Earlier this month, virtually every paper in the nation published a story on a National Academy of Sciences report on the rocket-fuel ingredient perchlorate. The report, they claimed, showed that perchlorate is some 20 times safer than U.S. EPA estimates, which could save businessses millions. But according to the Environmental Working Group, this isn't actually what the report said. Read on: SECOND THOUGHTS ON PERCHLORATE STUDY? National Academy Scientists Say Many Reporters Missed the Real Story OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18 - Last week, a …
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