The public can be confident in the accuracy, validity and credibility of the research. Many people believe that industry — rather than taxpayers — should fund this kind of research, but with safeguards in place to guarantee the validity and credibility of research findings. With respect to the perchlorate research referred to here, several of these safeguards are in place:
- The scientific research has been conducted entirely independent of the funding organizations.
- The research findings have been peer-reviewed by independent, neutral and respected scientists to verify the research was done correctly and the results are valid.
- These studies have also been published in internationally respected scientific journals.
This critical review ensures the studies conducted are credible and can be replicated by other scientists, now and in the future.