The latest scare claims that exposure to DDT several generations ago is making people fatter today. The explanation sounds all “sciency” and impressive, but junkscience often does.
Study: DDT Exposure Linked to Obesity Across Generations
Researchers at Washington State University say the pesticide DDT makes the grandchildren of exposed people more susceptible to weight gain….In a new study published in the journal BMC Medicine, Skinner tested how exposure to DDT affected pregnant rats. But while the rates of obesity showed no difference in the first or second generations of rat offspring, in the third generation half of the rats were obese. Read more.
For Halloween, if your want to sharpen your junkscience detective skills, see how many tricks you can find in this open access research article.