Making the World Less Safe: The Unhealthy Trend in Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations

Studies | Regulations

No. 137
Wednesday, March 01, 1989
by Richard L. Sroup and John C. GOodman

Because of fear and panic over the possibility that people are being exposed to cancer-causing chemicals, politicians at the state and federal level are enacting unwise laws and regulations. All too often, these laws eliminate a highly visible risk while at the same time increasing our exposure to less visible but more dangerous risks. As a result, legislation passed in the name of "safety" is making us less safe.

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