The EPA calls environmental tobacco smoke a Group A carcinogen, asserting that it is "responsible for approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths annually in U.S. nonsmokers." But a federal judge "ruled that the agency's report ignored accepted scientific and statistical practices in making its risk assessment."
Michael Fumento wrote:
- James Enstrom of UCLA and professor Geoffrey Kabat of the State University of New York, Stony Brook ... reported in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that their 39-year study of 35,561 Californians who had never smoked showed no "causal relationship between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and tobacco-related mortality," adding, however "a small effect" can't be ruled out.