Chemicals & Chemistry

'German Lopez is one of journalism’s clearest writers on a remarkable array of topics, including the opioid epidemic, crime, gun control, taxes, the economy, Congress and Covid.
We frequently receive requests to comment on specific news stories. These are usually examples of journalists or pundits commenting on subjects they know nothing about and badly misleading their audiences as a result.
Health scares seem to lurk around every corner these days. From "toxic" pesticides to "ultra-processed" foods and BPA, the list of things that can supposedly kill us is endless. How do you spot genuine threats amid all the clickbait?
The world of chemical scares is a bit like a perpetual horse race, usually with the same tired old horses –various chemicals – in the same race.
There's an ugly conflict going on at ACSH. Check it out...
If you want to show that any chemical is dangerous, here's a three-step process that will consistently yield the desired result: 
The Flint, MI lead water crisis caught the attention of Americans to a degree that is rarely seen these days on local issues.
If you're a regular ACSH reader, you've met “Crazy Joe Mercola,” as my colleague Dr. Josh Bloom fondly refers to him.
According to our new (aka working) search box I have written about bisphenol A (BPA), one of the chemicals used to make polycarbonate plastics (1), 113 times.