More real-world evidence that PM2.5 in outdoor doesn’t kill

A new study in JAMA reports that among people who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, the risk of cardiovascular disease returns to that of a nonsmoker for 10-15 years after quitting. Here’s what this means for PM2.5 in outdoor air.

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A cautionary word on extreme temperatures during heat waves…

We have been told that the July 2019 European heat wave brought record hot temps — e.g., 101.7F at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden in eastern England and 114.6 in France. But check out what happened 75 years ago on August 14, 1944 in New York City.

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Dirty Deeds: EPA Inspector General Whitewashes Rogue Testing of Glider Trucks

I’m not surprised. The EPA IG is corrupt. JunkScience.com readers will recall, for example, the EPA IG whitewash of EPA’s illegal human testing. BTW, who puts the conclusion in the title of an IG report?

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NO… Trump election not associated with uptick in premature births by US Latina Women

More political science from the American Medical Association. Takes us back to January 1999 when we got then-JAMA editor George Lundberg fired for trying to influence Bill Clinton’s Senate trial with a ‘study’ reporting that oral sex isn’t sex.

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Calabrese: Muller’s Nobel Prize data — Getting the dose wrong and its significance

“This paper reveals that in Muller’s (1927) Nobel Prize research he used a treatment exposure (total dose) that was 95 million-fold greater than the average background exposure, a value far greater than the 200,000 fold reported by Muller and Mott-Smith (1930).”

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Calabrese: Why EPA adopted the LNT for cancer risk assessment

“… overpowering influence of low dose biostatistical modeling perspectives that swayed the quantitatively overwhelmed chemical toxicologists. This resulted in the LNT policy going forward, becoming broadly institutionalized across many governmental agencies and in multiple countries. The rest is history.”

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