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?
Category Archives: Chemophobia
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 It was retracted last year by Food and Chemical Toxicology, which published it in 2012.
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.
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:
I think this is important.
What is going on at EPA?
A 19-year-old man was caught on security camera urinating in a Portland reservoir. They flush it. Continue reading
The people at Lancet have gone off their meds again.
Let’s see if I get this right, a couple of Baylor academics are going to design less toxic chemicals?
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
Paul Driessen, who is a regular contributor on enviro issues and climate, provides an in depth discussion of the bees.
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.
This silly little research announcement about ‘potential’ toxicity from crib mattresses is an annuity for the authors.
I have seen and reviewed a lot on Bisphenol A (BPA) and it isn’t toxic in any way.
I get so irritated trying to get people to understand that toxicology is really easy to understand, if you avoid getting panicky.
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.
Scientists have reviewed the literature and found more chemicals that might cause mental damage to children. Scare tactics by “chemicals” and “scientists”? Continue reading
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.
Subway announces it will stop using an additive, azodicarbonamide, because of a campaign by the Food Babe Continue reading
Enough pressure from the anxious and politicians create another scare.
Pesticides are essential to food and feed production. Dose makes the poison, dammit.