Consumer Warning Labels Aren't Working
Warning labels are everywhere. They alert us to the risks of eating unhealthy foods, smoking cigarettes, taking prescription drugs, driving cars, using power tools, and performing many other activities. Ideally, these warnings provide requisite risk information, allowing people to decide for themselves whether an activity or a product's benefits outweigh its risks, whether to take those risks, and, if so, with what precautions.
But are our current warnings effective? Do they convey sufficient information for individuals to balance the risks and benefits? [Our answer is a resounding "no.Read Full Article