Category Archives: Chemophobia

38,000,000 gallons down the drain

A 19-year-old man was caught on security camera urinating in a Portland reservoir.  They flush it. Continue reading

About these ads

Another Lancet chemophobic crackup

The people at Lancet have gone off their meds again.

Continue reading

4 million Awarded to Baylor for Chemical Design

Let’s see if I get this right, a couple of Baylor academics are going to design less toxic chemicals?

Continue reading

Quick everyone, you can get your free dose of dioxin.

Our Junkman has previously identified the little problem (well, no real problem…)
that Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream contains, shudder, dioxin and other nasties.
Well, don’t let that stop you from getting your FREE ice cream cone today. Continue reading

Bees are More Important than You Think

Paul Driessen, who is a regular contributor on enviro issues and climate, provides an in depth discussion of the bees.

Continue reading

BPA is safe, but Greenies need to be Scared

So some clown in Wisconsin writes up a bill to make sure that anxious mommies worried about the non existent hormone disruption can check labels to see if BPA is there.

Continue reading

Cribs are toxic–What to do?

This silly little research announcement about ‘potential’ toxicity from crib mattresses is an annuity for the authors.

Continue reading

Now BPA is an Obesogen?–Nonsense

I have seen and reviewed a lot on Bisphenol A (BPA) and it isn’t toxic in any way.

Continue reading

Josh Bloom does my job

I get so irritated trying to get people to understand that toxicology is really easy to understand, if you avoid getting panicky.

Continue reading

Lancet Keeps up the Chemophobic Chant

Lancet has always been politically correct and committed to the precautionary principle in all its vacuousness.

They are chemophobic, and climate and air pollution fraidy cats for sure.

Continue reading

Children exposed to brain harming chemicals

Scientists have reviewed the literature and found more chemicals that might cause mental damage to children.   Scare tactics by “chemicals” and “scientists”? Continue reading

CVS Morality and Public Policy Making.

I would say that smoking tobacco goes back a ways and that even the worst results of epidemiological studies shows that 90% of tobacco smokers manage to avoid the deadly cancer causing effects of cigarette tobacco smoking.

Continue reading

Subway Retreats

Subway announces it will stop using an additive, azodicarbonamide, because of a campaign by the Food Babe Continue reading

Canadians Worry Over Pesticides

Enough pressure from the anxious and politicians create another scare.

Pesticides are essential to food and feed production. Dose makes the poison, dammit.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/02/05/ottawa_agrees_to_review_23_pesticides_after_pressure_from_environmental_group.print.html

Parabens for Chemophobes

Another time that the chemo anxiety seems to never quit.

Parabens are like BPA, safe for decades, tested and found safe, but the scaremongers keep popping up.

http://acsh.org/2014/02/behind-times-perpetuate-one-ridiculous-chemical-scares-youll-ever-see-parabens/

Mercury Scare

Repeat after me–dose makes the poison.

Continue reading

Damn the Chemophobes

Here we go again. Parabens are the bogeyman. These people need to take a nap.

http://acsh.org/2014/02/behind-times-perpetuate-one-ridiculous-chemical-scares-youll-ever-see-parabens/

Canada has their nannystate folk, too. Bans… Ovaltine™ and other common foods

courtesy of the BBC:
“The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn Bru because they contain illegal additives.

“Tony Badger, who owns Brit Foods in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, told local media that food safety officials had removed the foods from his shelves.  Continue reading

Buzzards in the West Virginny Skies

I predicted the lawsuits about a spill of non toxic 4-methylcyclohexane methanol yesterday, and
today I hear of a wave of lawsuits.

Continue reading

4-Methylcyclohexane methanol–Gotta be Bad

Licorice smelling and tasting alcohol used as a foaming agent for processing coal and making it fit for transport, got into the water supply from a spill that went into the Elk River, running Northeast of Charleston, West Virginny. Coal Country for sure.

Much hand wringing–but no risk apparent.

Continue reading