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FACTSHEET: Elizabeth Whelan

DETAILS

President, American Council on Science and Health.
Board of Advisors, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. Advisory Council, Consumer Alert.

Whelan founded American Council on Science and Health in 1978, which was funded from the very beginning by large corporations, partiuclarly the chemical industry, whom she appealed to directly.

In some of her earlier public appearances, Whelan was credited as being a doctor. This has since been discredited as Whelan has made her academic credentials more prominent. However, she still allows overseas organizations to misrepresent her background. In a 1996 trip to Australia sponsored in part by the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association, she was debcribed as a doctor willing to speak from a scientific perspective on health and environmental issues. She told Human Events Magazine (May 15, 1998) that "Ralph Nader and other consumer-advocacy groups are out to discourage profit making and the free-enterprise system generally."

Master in Public Health (MPH) Yale University School of Medicine in 1967, a Master of Science, Harvard School of Public Health in 1968, and an Sc.D at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1971.

EVENTS

Scared Sick? A Conference to Examine Unfounded Fear and its Effects on Health, Science Policies
Hosted by the Independent Women's Forum Announced in U.S. Newswire, 2/11/99
The relationship of Elizabeth Whelan to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

CFACT - Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
Source: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/06

American Council on Science and Health
Source: Consumer Alert Website

Consumer Alert
Source: Consumer Alert Website

SOURCES

Consumer Alert Website
http://www.consumeralert.org/StaffAdvisors.htm

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/06
www.CFACT.org