RE: BIO/LAW: FDA and Olestra

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 22:51:20 MST

At 11:09pm -0800 2/17/01, < wrote:
>They read a warning on these *strange* *new* chips
>that they *may cause digestive upset*, they hear on the news that they *may
>cause digestive upset*, their friends tell them as they pop a chip in their
>mouth that they *may cause digestive upset*, they eat the chips
>and--surprise!--*digestive upset*!

Perhaps, but then tobacco smokers might just be imagining their
health problems because of cigarette warnings, too.

Remember that these problems were originally reported before these
warnings were required. The warnings were implemented after initial
reports indicated the problems. It may be true that the warning make
people more wary and sensitive to the problems, but the initial
problems reports predate the warnings, not vice versa.

Harvey Newstrom <>

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