Part I of the Latino Times investigates the science, the media and special interests behind fire safety
THE BURNING TRUTH: QUESTIONABLE SCIENCE, THE MEDIA & SPECIAL INTERESTS
Several years ago, I weighed into the debate of fire safety in America with a special focus on how California has lead the way to make our homes, and schools and offices safer. And so I recently decided to look back at the debate and found that as I had discovered before, the discussion is not about good public policy and science but about politics and special interests. And it reminded me that when I was a boy I showed little aptitude for science. But I adored scientists anyway. Unfortunately it wasn’t for me. I still can’t recite the Table of Elements.
But so much has changed because of advancements in science. Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine that saved millions of lives from what every boy and girl in the world feared, polio. Our world is a safer place because of seat belts, fire alarms and pasteurized milk just to name a few.
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