What is particularly difficult to deal with is when politicians use BS to score political points. Most recently, we have a politician making unsubstantiated claims about the safety of the anti-HPV vaccine. If only people harmed by this self-serving BS could sue, and recover damages.
BS is spouted by members of all political groups, and often has serious economical and medical consequences. That there are people (in Boulder) who seriously think that their can be "zero-waste" anything speaks to the failures of our educational system. That said death, disease and vaccines are more serious – see here for an example: body count