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FACTSHEET: Michael Fumento

DETAILS

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute (1998-present)
Contributing Legal Writer, Washington Times. Editorial Writer, Rocky Mountain News. Science Correspondent, Reason Magazine (Reason Foundation). Former Brookes Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Former Fellow, Consumer Alert.

A self-styled "myth buster," Michael Fumento has authored "The Myth of Heterosexual Aids," "Science Under Siege, Balancing Technology and the Environment," "Polluted Science," "BioEvolution: How Biotechnology Is Changing Our World" and "Fat of the Land". He also has a weekly self-syndicated column that has run in the Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, Orange County Register, the Sacramento Bee and elsewhere. Fumento has written about global warming, pesticides, obesity, breast implants, second hand smoke, and a wide range of environmental and health issues from a "sound science" perspective.

Fumento was included in the National Center for Public Policy Research's Guide (1996) as public policy expert on "General Environmental Issues, Alleged risk of chlorine and Innovative Environmental Solutions."

Michael Fumento has a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law (1985) and a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina. Fumento hosts his own website featuring his compiled writings, www.fumento.com.

DEEDS

Fumento wrote a report for the American Council on Science and Health which claimed suits for medical breast implants are not based upon science.
Source: ACSH website 4/04

Fumento attacked the Environmental Working Group's "Organophosphates in Children's Food" report in April of 1998 under the auspices of Atlantic Legal Foundation in the Wall Street.(http://www.consumeralert.org/fumento/foodact.htm)
Source: Consumer Alert Website

EVENTS

Junk Science: A Hazard to Your Health
http://www.pacificresearch.org/events/1998/98-06_jun.html
The relationship of Michael Fumento to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Hudson Institute
Source: Hudson Institute website 4/04

Reason Foundation
Source: Reason website 4/04

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Source: CEI website, 3/04

Consumer Alert
Source: CLEAR d-base

American Enterprise Institute
Source: CLEAR d-base

CFACT - Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
Source: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/06

Tech Central Science Foundation or Tech Central Station
Source: Tech Central Station Bio - Fumento

SOURCES

CLEAR d-base
CLEAR d-base

Consumer Alert Website
http://www.consumeralert.org/StaffAdvisors.htm

CEI website, 3/04
http://www.cei.org

Reason website 4/04
website for the Reason Foundation (as well as Reason Magazine and Reason Public Policy Institute).
http://www.reason.org

ACSH website 4/04
http://www.acsh.org/

Hudson Institute website 4/04
http://www.hudson.org

Tech Central Station Bio - Fumento
http://www.techcentralstation.com/biofumentomichael.html

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/06
www.CFACT.org