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Tattoo ink, needle, and kit recall by the FDA: tip of the iceberg?

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Tattoos are a popular trend among young people and adults alike. According to the Harris Poll, their prevalence has increased over the past decade, climbing from about 15% five years ago to 21% in 2012. When comparing Continue reading

Europe and Australia/New Zealand buy into misguided acrylamide scare

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Hasn’t the European Union’s European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) ever heard the (very) old adage that “the dose makes the poison”? From what they say in their latest report on acrylamide, it does not appear so. Continue reading

Composition of Dietary Guidelines committee questioned

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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), a joint project of the Department for Health and Human Services and the USDA, must be re-evaluated and updated every five years. The last set of DGAs was produced in 2010, and thus the next set is due in 2015. While the DGA is simply advisory for most Americans, it sets the agenda for the military, school food programs, prisons and federal workplaces. Continue reading

E-cigarettes (but not tobacco cigarettes) found safe for coronary circulation

Smoking but not vaping (using an e-cigarette) was found to impair coronary circulation and raise carbon monoxide (CO) levels Continue reading

Dispatch: ACSH Gets To the Core Of the Issues

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The U.S. Apple Association (USApple), a national trade association representing all divisions of the apple industry, is advising Alzheimer’s patients to drink one, 8-ounce glass of apple juice per day in order to improve their mood and behavior. According to a clinical trial of 21 Alzheimer patients between the ages … Continue reading

No Dietary Cure for Autism

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A study to be presented tomorrow at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Philadelphia shows that gluten- and casein-free diets do not ameliorate the symptoms of autism. “This probably will not convince celebrity autism-conspiracy theorists like Elisabeth Hasselbeck or Jenny McCarthy, but it does prove them wrong once again,” … Continue reading

Dispatch: Fox n’ Toxins, Smoke n’ Smokeless, FDA’s A-List, Warren’s Warning, plus CSM

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With Fox and Friends, Who Needs Enemies? ACSH’s Dr. Elizabeth Whelan was horrified by Fox News’ Fox and Friends coverage of the latest Mt. Sinai study linking environmental ‘toxins’ to autism: “In all my years of observing coverage of public health issues, I’ve never seen coverage as bad as this Fox and … Continue reading

The Organic Food Nutrition Wars

A few weeks ago, the world of organic food proponents was rocked by new research that organic food was not any more nutritious than conventionally-grown food. Consumers have long been interested in knowing if the extra money they have been shelling out for organic food is justified and the subject, … Continue reading

ACSH in the News (from October 2008-March 2009)

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•In March 2009, venues noting ACSH included TCSDaily, Marie Claire, Washington Times, Visalia Times-Delta, WKRC-TV, Bajo el Sol, Internal Medicine News, CongressNow, Wall Street Journal ( ), Calgary Herald ( ), Bipartisan Alliance, Heartland Institute, Paradigms and Demographics, the Vicki McKenna radio show, Minnesota Daily, National Center For … Continue reading

ACSH Dispatches Round-Up: Earth Day and More

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DISPATCH: Environmentalists, Budget-Planners, and Candidates Quote of the day: Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace, said, “But I later learned that the environmental movement is not always guided by science.  As we celebrate Earth Day, this is a good lesson to keep in mind.” –the _Wall Street Journal_, … Continue reading


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