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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...

What do 681 Drug Tablets and 4,080 Skittles Have in Common?

Ever wonder how many drug tablets you'd need to ingest per day to reach the dose that the European Food Safety Agency considers might...

You’re Probably Analyzing Your Micronucleus Data All Wrong (And How To Do It Right)

I've read a lot of micronucleus studies lately. And I'm not here to call anyone out. Honestly, I'm here to help. But the first...

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...

P-Values: The Most Powerful and Irresponsibly Used Statistic in Science

It's safe to say, when you boil it down, almost all of my clients come to me because of p-values. Sometimes it's because a...

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