Author Archives: jeffstier

Via Retraction Watch: federally funded pesticides researcher guilty of faking data

According to Retraction Watch,

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has found that a neuroscientist who studied the effects of pesticides on a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease made up data.

Researchers: FDA’s BPA testing is ‘inadequate’

CNN: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other regulators are not using the best available science in their assessment of bisphenol-A’s (BPA) safety, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Endocrine Society.

Potential changes to green building standards rile chemical, vinyl trade groups

It should also rile consumers, who wind up paying for this nonsense. The Washington Post reports….

Phthalates make you fat? “Rubber Ducky” … with apologies to Sesame Street

Rubber Ducky
Your the one
You make bath time
Lots of fun!
Rubber Ducky
I’m awfully fat because of you! (bobobodeo)
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It wasn’t the soda after all, it was the plastic that made kids fat.

Study suggests phthalates may alter fat metabolism, influence weight.

Junk Investing: ChemSec Unveils Chemical Guide for Investors

ChemSec, the Swedish-based environmental NGO, unveiled a chemical cataloging tool aimed to help investors determine risk and put pressure on companies to move away from hazardous chemicals.

Doctors Want Soda Taxes To Fund Government Meddling

American Medical Association Vote Encouraging Soda Taxes For Big-Government Condemned: