Chemicals

Industry PFAS Study Makes Misleading (False?) Claim About Statistical Power

Here's the deal -- statistical power is kinda important. It probably seems esoteric. It sounds weird. For some reason, maybe because I watched cartoons...

EFSA, Bias, and Titanium Dioxide

When the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reviews the science about a chemical, they review all of the science, right? Like, they look at...

4,080 Skittles per Day, DNA Damage and the Law

A couple of weeks ago, a California resident filed a class action lawsuit against Mars, Inc., the maker of Skittles. The plaintiff alleges that...

Skittles Maker Sued Based in Part Based on Study in Questionable Journal

The class action lawsuit, Thames vs Mars, Inc, where Jenile Thames is suing the maker of skittles candies, is based on the European Commission's...

EPA PFOA and PFOS Health Advisories Violate Guidelines and SDWA

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released unrealistic, scientifically flawed, and arguably illegal drinking water health advisories for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic...

Did a Federal Appeals Court Actually Say Glyphosate Isn’t Safe?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made a very straightforward administrative law judgement -- they did not make any statement on the health or...

Critical Tox Theory: Ethics and Funding Sources

I recently read an article in the American Journal of Public Health where Briggs and Vallone argue that industry scientists, especially scientists funded by...

Do Phthalates Really Lead to Early Death?

So what's going on here? Recently The Hill, CNN, The Guardian, the New York Post, and many other media outlets, have run headlines like, "Synthetic...

The Toxic Truth About Didier Raoult’s Hydroxychloroquine Studies

You’ve probably heard a lot about the drug hydroxychloroquine. It’s been heralded by some as a definitive cure for COVID-19. I don’t want to...

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