Category Archives: Risk assessment

Let’s just remember Mount Sinai has the monopoly

So the ACSH reports on the ongoing saga that is the WTC disaster, and now, like Agent Orange, and Gulf War Syndrome, a cottage industry of medical care and advocacy has developed.

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More discussion of the Pebble Mine affair

My brother in law Fred got this fine summary of the issues and forwarded it to me.

I agree with the writer.

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Guns are an epidemic? Only in your small brain, nannies

If I kill you with a knife, is that the beginning of a knife epidemic? Huh?

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Streetwalking Bishops and Baptists–government money turns a trick

We have mentioned many times before the corrupting effect of government grants on climate and environmental research.

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Pistachios are healthy? Really? I say this is a weak study

Look at this study, and see if you see what I see. This is a problem with these food magic risk assessment studies.

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Since we be talking smoking–how bout a toke?

I admire a certain writer who puts up this fine piece on why small particles–tiny dust–don’t kill nobody the way the EPA claims.

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Let’s talk smoking cigarettes

It’s worth a little reality testing.

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Statins, Cholesterol, confusion

I can always count on some interest among old white guys about cholesterol and cardiovascular health.
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Vaxphobia discussion redux by Sierra

Sierra Rayne is a Canadian chemist by professional training, but writer on climate and statistics maven.
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Peeing in the pool, Danger, Danger

Oh, be afraid, be very afraid.

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FDA’s latest advice on aspirin vs. heart attacks…. kind of, yes, for many, but not all….

Back in 1980 or so (as our other esteemed moderator will recall) we started seeing the first reports that aspirin seemed to have impressive cardio-protective action. As one of my relatives (a doctor) said back then “we just have early reports, no really good studies yet, but… every cardiologist I know is taking it”.
And there has been solid research in the last few decades. Short version: If you’ve already had a heart attack there’s definite (as much as anything in medicine can be) help in preventing another one. If you’re in otherwise good health and don’t have a history of issues, then the FDA now says there ain’t much there, there. Continue reading

Milloy slams Grasshopper, Common Rule is Inadequate to stop Guinea Pig studies.

In the recent past, I have waxed eloquent on why there is no way that the EPA can expose people to toxic, lethal or carcinogenic air pollution.

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Tadchem on Why One Hit radiation biophysics/toxicology is STUPID

I put up an explanation of one hit theory of tox that grew from junk radiation biophysics and tox.

However, one of our commenters understands things better then me by far.

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Second Hand Smoke –OOOOO SO SCARY, Says the Brits

There is no carcinogenic or toxic effect of second-hand smoke.

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WHO is Never to be Trusted

The WHO is a UN sponsored socialist rattle trap organization.

They produce studies and make predictions to advance the socialist agenda.

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Let’s talk Commie agitators–Saul Alinsky

I hate to bust your balloon, but Saul Alinsky, mentor to Hillary and Barack, hated the United States of America and all it represented.

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School on Small Associations Junk Epidemiology II

The EPA is making their whole case with small particle air pollution claims that are based in Epidemiological techniques.

Unfortunately epidemiology is problematic and deceptive as used by the EPA researchers.

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School’s in session, on Epidemiology and Small Associations

I have done this so often before. It is about how the EPA perverts epidemiology.

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Aspartame OK Really

Another round of discussion about the sweetener Aspartame

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Patient Safety Junk Research

Here’s the typical panicky study on patient safety, this time about skilled nursing facilities.

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