Philosophy of Toxicology

Avoiding Little Known Problems With the t-Test

I'm sure we've all seen it -- papers reporting p-values < 0.0001, and they have samples sizes in the hundreds, and they're just comparing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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