Why Is the World Health Organization so Bad at Communicating #Cancer Risk? - The Atlantic
The International Agency of Research into Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, is notable for two things. First, they’re meant to carefully assess whether things cause cancer, from pesticides to sunlight, and to provide the definitive word on those possible risks.
Second, they are terrible at communicating their findings.
Their failings are in full view today. (...)
Here’s the thing: These classifications are based on strength of evidence not degree of risk.