George Washington may be the only popularly elected ruler in history who, when his supporters offered to crown him King, relinquished his power instead.
A South Korean court ruled that a plant worker's death from ovarian cancer can be causally attributed to exposure from the "carcinogens" formaldehyde and phenol. But there is no evidence that phenol is a carcinogen, and her duration and level of exposure are also not realistic causes of her fatal illness.
In a surprising show of unity, parents of soccer players stricken with cancer and synthetic turf companies are joining to question whether tiny rubber particles used on thousands of fields across the country are linked to the disease affecting hundreds of young players nationwide.
A new study of 51 e-cigarette liquids found the presence of detectable levels of three known lung toxicants in the large majority of the liquids. These substances are found in flavored e-liquids. Given their known risk, at least from occupational inhalation, they should be removed from these products.
Yale University researchers analyzed groundwater from 64 wells in several fracking-dense Pennsylvania counties where Marcellus shale drilling is taking place. In the largest study of its kind they found no association between fracking and well water contamination.
Dr. Phillipe Grandjean has a long and well-deserved reputation of being in the forefront of "toxic terror" campaigns. He has launched anxieties about all sorts of fish in our diets, but now he has become a devotee of warning nursing mothers about--of all things--potentially toxic chemicals in breast milk.
Another junk study attempts to scare the public about putative dangers of fracking. Despite the complete lack of scientific rigor involved in its conception and evaluation, the scaremongering got plenty of media attention which is the point of such an inexcusable violation of the scientific method.
A supposedly scientific body in the EU has called for stringent restrictions and bans on neonicotinoid (neonics) pesticides, based on...who knows what? Sustainability? Biodiversity? Whatever: the evidence on bee colony effects didn t work, so let s try these.
We have taken Vani Hari The Food Babe to task multiple times for her charade posing as a credible science-based resource on nutrition, acting in the best interests of her followers, when she really is a metaphor for anti-science hype and fear, according to
NYTimes discusses the shady industry of herbal supplements, Caliofrnia's Prop. 65 targets e-cigs for their nicotine, and more support for BPA comes from the European Food Safety Authority