California s Proposition 65 is a law that helps no one except perhaps trial lawyers and bounty hunters.
ACSH's experts present their scientific viewpoints. Dr. Bloom on The Times fails science, once again. "Finally, the writers say, Synthetic chemicals are vital to our society. But we sho
Yes, you heard that right: the Wonderful Lizard of Oz is at it again, spreading fear about toxic chemicals, apparently snuck into our food by evil corporations. Bottom line: nothing to fear in the real world.
Maine s toxic chemicals likely to expand, based on science-free consumer concerns: hyper-precaution as usual. This goes way past even the hyper-precautionary federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Survey says: the overwhelming majority of Ob-Gyns don t discuss toxic chemicals with moms-to-be. The activists spin: Most Ob docs are not up on these risks. Really? Maybe not as up as EWG!
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Our environment is a mosaic of chemicals that add to our everyday living. Despite their ubiquitous presence and essential role in society, chemicals
Dr. Mark Lorch, who is a senior lecturer in biological chemistry at the UK s University of Hull, seems to be channeling what we at ACSH have been saying for years:
Top health stories: A shout out to the brilliant Trevor Butterworth and his take on the BPA scare, why you shouldn't run off to the nearest vitamin store before reading our take on Glucosamine, and the real uses and mis-uses, for the Body Mass Index (BMI).
Medical wrap for Friday, March 14: Dr. Josh Bloom's latest piece on Science 2.0 regarding yet another harmless chemical scare, Dr. Gilbert Ross testifies in Philadelphia against e-cig regulation, measles outbreak in NY, and you're in luck- we're sharing the world's best Key Lime Pie recipe in honor of Pi Day.
Notorious chemophobes proclaim a doubled risk of brain-damaging chemicals since 2006. Their evidence? Same as before: because they said so!
In the Really Good Timing department, our story on January 21st reported that Johnson and Johnson was removing traces of the formaldehyde preservative from its baby shampoo for absolutely no scientific or health-based reason. At that time, ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom noted, In the end it doesn t really matter, because chemical Y will eventually be replaced by chemical Z, and the scientific extortion process will start again. Almost as if on cue, chemical Z hit the news today. The Chemical Z du jour is called 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), and is part of the caramel coloring that give sodas (especially colas) their color.