About the Center for Progress and Innovation

Americans are bombarded with misinformation about how everyday products, foods, and activities threaten their health and the health of their children. This alarmism is used to promote unnecessary regulations and other counterproductive policies.

The cost of this dynamic is high: increased costs for inferior goods, fewer jobs in companies navigating through the red tape, wasted tax dollars, diminished public trust in science and scholarship, and a needlessly worried, less free American populace.

IWF counteracts this alarmism by probing into the science, providing reality-based information on relative risks, and examining how government policy actually shapes Americans’ health and safety. We want people to have the best, science-based information so that they can make informed choices, and not be needlessly worried or overlook the benefits of human progress and innovation.