Data Quality Act Suffers Setback

According to Science Magazine, the Northern Virginia U.S. Court of Appeals last week rejected a Salt Institute suit challenging a National Institutes of Health study that showed lower sodium intake lowers blood pressure and reduces heart disease. The suit was brought under the Data Quality Act, the business-backed 2000 law that opens government science findings to challenges based on the underlying data. Environmental and public interest groups hailed the ruling since DQA challenges have, for the most part, been used by business groups seeking to challenge the science behind health-related government regulations.

Posted by gooznews at March 24, 2006 03:04 PM