Category Archives: Chemophobia

Dan River Ok, not OK?

Duke Energy Coal Ash pond spill into the Dan River was announced last week as terrible still–more than 90% of the coal ash still in the River. Now I read that the Dan River is safe?

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When even New Scientist dismisses an anti GMO study as previously discredited…

[New Scientist]

It’s back. A controversial study purporting to show that genetically modified food causes health problems was republished this week in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe (DOI: 10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5). It was retracted last year by Food and Chemical Toxicology, which published it in 2012.

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Chemophobe vaccine Discussed by ACSH

For many years now I have been a fan of the American Council on Science and Health and am honored to be on their advisory panel.

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Going organic… clobbers the US’s nuclear waste repository

Safely disposing of nuclear waste is a big issue. There are both technical challenges (which are manageable) and.. there are lots and lots of political, NIMBY, and “just no nukes anywhere” tree huggers.
The US has the “Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)” near Carlsbad, New Mexico. It’s a group of repurposed salt (yes, as in that white stuff) mines, which have been the final destination for a good chunk of radioactive waste material for the past couple of decades.
Until… some radiation alarms went off in mid February, and everything came to a halt.
The reason? well, put down anything spillable and read on:
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Yet another actual analysis of toxins in “local” food gardens shows bad stuff…

But since these are used by yuppies and hipsters, instead of them
getting shut down we get comments like this in the NY Post:
“No one has ever gotten sick that we know of,” noted Annie
Faulk, 66, who also tends the Sterling Garden patch…
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ACSH thanks! Report is EPA has downgraded BPA, Phthalates

I think this is important.

What is going on at EPA?

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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

Another Lancet chemophobic crackup

The people at Lancet have gone off their meds again.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Cribs are toxic–What to do?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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