Chemicals and Environment

Radical environmentalist groups continue to rail against DDT, killing millions

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Over 800,000 individuals die each year from malaria, the majority of which are pregnant women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, DDT has the Continue reading

On GMOs, is it, He said, She said? No: she’s an honored scientist, he’s a cookbook writer with a vegan bent

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In today’s NY Times, food columnist Mark Bittman goes overboard as usual in a rant disguised as a critique of our system of chemical regulation, and veers off into his true Continue reading

Health News: High-protein myths, Glyphosate ruling, & Dr. Ross’ latest op-ed

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The latest in health news: The myths on high protein diets, Glyphosate ruling ignores the science, & Dr. Ross’ latest op-ed on Science 2.0.

IARC’s ruling on glyphosate ignores the science

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This month’s meeting in Lyon, France, of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – the branch of the UN’s World Health Organization that studies the relationship between environmental and lifestyle risk factors and Continue reading

Crazy Joe Mercola Is Behind The “Times”

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Dr. Josh Bloom in Science 2.0, March 22, 2015

Let’s give a big shoutout to Gawker . They really stuck it to the Times by pointing out that their columnist Nick Bilton, who writes about technology, business, Continue reading

ACSH submission to CPSC re: Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) report on DINP

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The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) wishes to express our deep disappointment in the conclusions of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the plasticizer chemical, diisononylphthalate (DINP). Continue reading

Dr. Ross on the radio attacking the Cuomo fracking ban in New York

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ACSH’s Dr. Gil Ross spoke at length last night on an upstate New York radio program, dissecting the December decision by Gov. Cuomo to ban fracking in the state. Ross’s opinions were acerbic, to say the least. Continue reading

Maryland’s psychotic herbicide laws

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There must be something in the water in Montgomery County, Maryland. But what’s in there is more likely to be LSD, rather than the chemicals that they are trying to ban. A series of disjointed regulations that are worthy of The Three Stooges is on the table. If the folks in charge there weren’t serious, this would be nothing short of hilarious. Which it really is anyhow. Continue reading

Atrazine back in the news, unfortunately, thanks to EU’s precaution

Atrazine, one of the most effective and commonly used herbicides (weed-killers) in the world, is back in the news. Today’s New York Times’ international business article discusses disparities in regulations that complicate Trans-Atlantic trade. Specifically Continue reading

Health News: Silicone on trial, homeopathy and ADHD, and no link between Pitocin and autism


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