American Council on Science and Health

American Council On Science And Health

American Council on Science and Health

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The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a nonprofit (501) organization founded in 1978 by Dr. Elizabeth Whelan that produces peer-reviewed reports on issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. Its core membership is a board of 350 physicians, scientists and policy advisors who review the Council's reports and participate in ACSH seminars, press conferences, media communications and other educational activities.


History and mission

ACSH describes itself as a "consumer education consortium". Founded in 1978 by Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, the group describes its mission as "to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense scientific views to the public."

As of July 2010, ACSH's "Medical/Executive Director" is Gilbert Ross, M.D.

Founder Dr. Elizabeth S. Whelan remains the President of the American Council on Science and Health. The organization is governed by a board of trustees.


ACSH stopped reporting its funding in the early 1990s.<ref...
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