This news is based on the following article: Luján JL, Todt O. Standards of evidence and causality in regulatory science: risk and benefit assessment. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 2019 [In Press]. Doi : 10.1016/j.shpsa.2019.05.005
Much of the controversy surrounding the use of scientific results in decision-making concerns the level of evidence required. This article analyses the controversy in two fields: risk assessment in toxicology and benefit assessment in nutrition. The recent proposal by Russo and Williamson about the establishment of causal relations could affect both these issues.