Category Archives: Chemophobia

Can I talk about the nuttiness of organic foods? Or can Henry Miller MD?

Well I am pretty good at putting down organic, which is worthless and so are some others, but let’s consider what Henry Miller MD, a big boy, has to say.

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Josh Bloom takes on the Food Babe

I got a chuckle out of this essay by Bloom, who is over at ACSH but also works the Science 2.0 site.

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Food nannies and scaremongers losing on Genetic Modification

What a disappointment, all the neurotics apparently don’t  outnumber sensible people.

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Jack Dini debunks plastiphobia

Very nice. BPA and other components that make plastic do a better job, are safe.

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Play only on grass

Is synthetic turf causing cancer and other diseases in soccer goalies?  Continue reading

Chemophobe alert–this time it’s Starbucks’ coffee

Acrylamide is a carcinogen, yeah, sure it is.

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Is It True Public Health Advocacy… Or Is It Fearmongering And Fads?

A classical definition of “public health” describes it as the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical and mental health, sanitation, personal hygiene, control of infection, and organization of health services. The practice of public health derives from dim antiquity, at least with respect to sanitation and personal hygiene, which was often done for religious purposes. The Greeks—including Hippocrates—in the 4th and 5th centuries BC, are considered the first to have applied logic and right reason to the causation of disease.

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