I thought it was some other chemical that caused ALS. Nobody knows what causes ALS.
Chemophobia is an irrational fear of things with chemical names.
Did you know that Formaldehyde is found in the human body as a metabolic product and that the studies that resulted in a claim that formaldehyde is a carcinogen were rat studies with high exposures and they were pretty weak indeed. Continue reading
Michael Shaw provides excellent commentary.
Formaldehyde is a simple and ubiquitous molecule, used in countless products and industrial processes. The compound is synthesized by virtually every life form, and does not accumulate in the environment. However, since formaldehyde (along with everything else) is a “chemical,” greedy fear entrepreneurs are more than willing to scare the public. In so doing, they not only extract millions of dollars in dubious donations, they routinely slander and libel dozens of perfectly fine products.
I have talked Bob Greene, industrial chemist and compliance man into writing for JunkScience.
It was a good idea.
The Washington Examiner reports: Continue reading
EPA tries again after its April 2011 drubbing by the National Research Council. Continue reading
The Personal Care Products Council pushes back on the anti-chemical industry attack on baby shampoo in a new video. Continue reading