Philosophy of Toxicology

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...

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...

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...

Can We Trust Small Toxicology Studies?

I’m going to let you in on a little (maybe not so) secret: toxicology is in a crisis. A crisis that really calls a...

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