Responsible Science

1,974 Cans or a 180-gallon Kiddie Pool full of Diet Soda with Splenda/Sucralose — That’s What It Would Take Based on Schiffman et al....

I posted an article here at the Toxic Truth Blog about Schiffman et al.'s study claiming that splenda/sucralose contains a contaminant, which they allege...

No, Splenda/Sucralose and Its Metabolites Won’t Give You Cancer; Peer Review Failed Us Again

Let me be clear -- no, sucralose, or better known by its trade name, Splenda, is not going to give you cancer. It's not...

EWG’s Dirty Dozen List Hurts Poor Americans

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) scares Americans into thinking that the fruits and vegetables they purchase at the store are toxic. Here's how EWG...

East Palestine Lesson 2: Uncertainty and Communications

Uncertainty. People do not like uncertainty. Unfortunately, it's a fact of life, and it's unavoidable in science. I recently talked about uncertainty and the fact that...

East Palestine Lesson 1: It’s About Mixtures, Not Single Chemicals!

Let me be clear: emergency response is hard. There are a lot of decisions that need to be made in an equivalent of the...

Yes, You Can Use a Gas Stove Safely! A Story of Indoor Air Quality and Countering Misinformation

If you've read any headlines about gas stoves lately, and you're not scared for those who use them, you've got a really thick skin. I...

Stats Misinformation: Statistical Power Doesn’t Matter If the p-value < 0.05

There is a lot of persistent misinformation in statistical analysis. But the one I run into most often of late is this: Post hoc Statistical...

On Thinking Ethically

I remember my last research ethics "class" quite vividly. I was at Michigan State University working on my Ph.D. And a very senior scientist...

No, Hair Relaxers and Straighteners Aren’t Associated with Uterine Cancer Risk

NIEHS said, "omen who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk for uterine cancer compared to women who did not report using...

Latest articles