October 2, 2012
Author: Jane Muncke

How we work

  1. We work for the interest of the public. Our concern is protecting public health and raising awareness for issues that will impact public health.
  2. We receive donations that support our work but do not influence its content. Neither the scientific assessments nor the dissemination of information is biased towards any particular interests that donors may have.
  3. We believe that an informed public is the foundation of democracy. We enable and support choice making by providing balanced and independent information to the public.
  4. We contribute to the knowledge society by placing scientific findings in the context of scientific knowledge. We make science on food packaging health accessible to all stakeholders.
  5. We share scientific findings but do not claim authorship, nor do we resume responsibility in the case of scientific fraud.
  6. We share personal opinions but clearly label them as such. In particular, we refrain from presenting opinions as scientific facts.
  7. We clearly state our expertise and qualifications. We act with skill and care, and keep our skills up to date.
  8. We share all our funding sources and avoid conflicts of interest.
  9. We refrain from violating copy rights in any form. We clearly state the source of original work that we share or cite. We respect and acknowledge the work of other scientists and journalists.
  10. We work professionally, honestly and with personal integrity. We abide the letter of the law. We do not mislead, and we present all evidence honestly.
  11. We respect the environment and all living beings. We conduct all our activities in line with existing knowledge and aim at minimizing our environmental impact.
  12. We work in the interest of general society, not a few selected individuals. Food contact materials (FCMs) are a major source of chemical exposure affecting a large portion of people globally. By relaying information on exposure potential and health hazards arising from FCMs, we aim to improve public health.
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