Angela Logomasini

Senior Fellow

Angela Logomasini is a senior fellow at the Independent Women's Forum and at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. At CEI, Angela conducts research and analysis on environmental regulatory issues. She is co-editor of CEI’s book The Environmental Source, and her articles have been published in Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Washington Times, and other papers. Angela also makes regular appearances on media programs. She has appeared on dozens of radio shows, including the Diane Rehm Show, CNN Radio, and Radio America. Television appearances include CNBC’s Capitol Report, CNN News, and Houston PBS.

Angela served as Legislative Assistant to Senator Sam Brownback from 1996-1998, advising the senator on energy and environmental issues. Before that she was Environmental Editor for the Research Institute of America (RIA), where she and another editor developed a three-volume environmental compliance desk reference, written for RIA affiliate Clark Boardman Callahan. From 1989 to 1994, Angela worked for Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), serving as Director of Solid Waste Policy for a CSE affiliate, Citizens for the Environment and as a policy analyst covering various economic issues.

Angela Logomasini has a Ph.D. in politics, which she earned at the Catholic University of America.

Recent Articles:

Green Hype About Plastics Suggests We Ban Soybeans
March 7 2014
Angela Logomasini

Environmental activists are relentless.  No matter how bad their science or how weak their claims, they make much ado about nothing using creative spin. 

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Consequences of Misguided No-Pesticides-in-Schools Law
February 26 2014
Angela Logomasini

Connecticut lawmakers are considering granting schools an exemption to a dumb state law that bans the use of synthetic pesticides on school properties. 

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Keep the Kids Safe with Flame-Retardant Halloween Costumes
October 1 2013
Angela Logomasini

It bears repeating:  flame retardant chemicals make life safer. Yet more often than not, news stories say we should fear these chemicals.

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Green Advice on Flame Retardants Promises to Prove Deadly
September 24 2013
Angela Logomasini

For the past few years, newspapers have featured stories on the allegedly dire risks of flame retardants, and environmental activists are pushing for government bans and regulations.

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Calculate Your Risk from Pesticide Residues
August 15 2013
Angela Logomasini

Ever worry how much pesticide residue you consume daily?  Environmental activists, particularly at the Environmental Working Group, suggest that you can reduce your risks—and fears.

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An Alarming Call for BPA Research Funding
August 5 2013
Angela Logomasini

The headlines are out. The chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is now “linked to infertility.”

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Alarmism May Contribute to West Nile Virus Illnesses
July 1 2013
Angela Logomasini

Alarmism and junk science surrounding pesticides may translate into more sicknesses and deaths related to the mosquito-carried West Nile Virus.

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Should Moms be Afraid to Wash their Hands?
June 12 2013
Angela Logomasini

I came across a comment on Babycenter.com where one expectant mom asks:  “How should I wash my hands?”  Her question is prompted by one of the latest green scares.

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Cheers to Gov. Brown for Tackling Proposition 65
May 30 2013
Angela Logomasini

The only people Proposition 65 helps are those who take advantage of the rest of us. It’s courageous for Governor Brown to step up to the plate on this one.

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BPA Delisted: Not "Toxic"
April 24 2013
Angela Logomasini

On April 11, California regulators placed the chemical Bisphenol A on its list of “toxic” substances under its Proposition 65 law.  BPA has been used safely for more than 60 years.

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On Chemicals and Cancer: Response to Fran Drescher
March 21 2013
Angela Logomasini

I was pleased to see that Fran Drescher responded to my article on cancer trends. Drescher’s willingness to share what she learned from her struggle with cancer as well as her work at Cancer Schmancer offers some important contributions in the battle against cancer, but ...

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Scientists Critique Study on BPA and Fetal Brain Development
March 1 2013
Angela Logomasini

Yet another study has come out on the alleged adverse health effects of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA)—which is used to make clear, hard plastics and resins that line food containers.

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Reason to be Skeptical of Scary Headlines
February 28 2013
Angela Logomasini

Yesterday, the Independent Women's Forum sponsored a panel in partnership with America's Future Foundation to discuss how nanny-state activists and news stories foster a culture of alarmism.

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Foaming at the Mouth about Proposed Ban on Foam Cups
February 12 2013
Angela Logomasini

Thank you Julie Gunlock for pointing out New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest folly: a proposal to ban foam (a.k.a., Styrofoam or polystyrene) cups.

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Prevention Magazine: Preventing Informed Health Choices
February 11 2013
Angela Logomasini

It's growing increasingly difficult to find reliable health advice. In the past, I thought Prevention magazine was a good source, but...

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Quack Alert: Dr. Oz on Bisphenol A
February 4 2013
Angela Logomasini

Television personalities that advise us on personal health—mental or physical—have dominated daytime television for some time now. It’s great when these shows offer helpful, positive advice. 

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Inflamed Debate on Gatorade
January 28 2013
Angela Logomasini

When well-intentioned, 16-year old Sarah Kavanagh Googled an ingredient that she found on the label of her Gatorade, she learned that the chemical--brominated vegetable oil (BVO)--is also patented in Europe as a flame retardant.  Since she didn't like what she learned, she launched a petition on Change.org to get PepsiCo Inc., to remove it from Gatorade.

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Anti-Pesticide Claims Endanger Kids at School
January 10 2013
Angela Logomasini

Spring is a long way off, but environmental activists have already begun to generate fear in order to advance bans and regulations related to pesticide use on school playgrounds and fields—and inside schools as well.

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Top Ten Chemical Scares of 2012
December 27 2012
Angela Logomasini

A list debunking all of the news stories hyping risks regarding numerous chemicals.

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Quack Alert: Dr. Oz on Bisphenol A
February 4 2012
Angela Logomasini

Television personalities that advise us on personal health—mental or physical—have dominated daytime television for some time now. It’s great when these shows offer helpful, positive advice.  So why then do they have to ruin it by getting political and spouting junk or incomplete science?  Dr. Oz is the perfect example.

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Greens' Attempt To Ban Bisphenol A Will Endanger Public Health
July 23 2014
Angela Logomasini
Forbes

BPA bans are not only unwarranted, but they are the real danger to public health.

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Inflamed Debate Over a Soda Additive
June 2 2014
Angela Logomasini
The Washington Times

Consumers get stuck with the cost of foolish food bans. 

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A Miscarriage of Science: BPA's Unproven Pregnancy Risk
October 22 2013
Angela Logomasini
Forbes

The scientific discussion about BPA apparently isn’t about the facts—or good science.

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Humans pay the price for anti-pesticide policies
August 6 2013
Angela Logomasini
The Daily Caller

With each passing year, regulators and lawmakers continue to restrict use of valuable tools that local public health officials need to fight dangerous pest-transmitted diseases. As their arsenal gets smaller, we can expect that more people will get sick.

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Nutritious Apples, Poisonous Claims
May 6 2013
Angela Logomasini
The Washington Times

Exaggerated pesticide warnings could scare us from a healthy diet

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'Cancer Prevention Tips' to Avoid
February 21 2013
Angela Logomasini
Huffington Post

If you want to reduce your cancer risks, be careful what advice you follow. A number of activist groups offer a range of cancer-fighting tips that don't mesh with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) latest report on cancer trends.

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Lessons in Green Chemistry
February 7 2013
Angela Logomasini
Townhall

“Green chemistry” has become the latest craze and now government agencies are sponsoring programs to teach it to kids in school. But what exactly is green chemistry? Some say it’s simply about making products safer, but it actually comes loaded with a political agenda that isn’t really about safety—it’s about control.

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BPA resin replacements may be more harmful
December 27 2012
Angela Logomasini
The Hill

As the year winds down, it’s a good time to look back at what was one of the biggest alarm stories of the year: the alleged health impact of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). Were the claims true?

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