Chemistry

Risk Communication About EDCs

Several contemporary events scheduled for the European Union are bringing increased focus to the topic of communicating risks about Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). The first took place on May 16 at the annual meeting of the European Chapter of the ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Jun 26 2018 - 8:47am

Alvogen- This Company Doesn't Want Government Buying Its Drugs

In Ely, about 250 north of Las Vegas, Nevada is scheduled to hold its first execution in 12 years. Nothing controversial about that, because in 2002 Scott Dozier murdered Jeremiah Miller after he traveled to Las Vegas where Dozier had promised to help him ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 11 2018 - 2:58pm

New Class Of Commercial Herbicide Is All Natural- But Discovered Using Science

Nature is not just out to kill us, it is out to kill itself, in the interest of surviving over the long term. That is why even the most wholesome backyard organic garden is a hotbed of combat between plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil fighting fo ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2018 - 3:00pm

Even The Smell Of Coffee Boosts Math Performance

Coffee is the official drink of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), so much so that a new study finds that it's downright Pavlovian. Even the smell of coffee boosts numerical performance.  In their experiment, scholars administered a 10 ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2018 - 3:22pm

After PBDE Flame Retardant Phase-out, Less Exposure To Them, But No Difference In Outcomes

In the 1980s, environmentalists and epidemiologists began to statistically correlate attention problems in children and lower scores on tests with flame retardants used in furniture, chemicals that had become popular because parents and fire departments w ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2018 - 6:22am

Appeals Court Wants EPA To Ban Chlorpyrifos, Without Seeing Any Data

Environmental trial lawyers are thrilled that the politically friendly 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 10 2018 - 9:00am

BPA Causes Diabetes? Fred Vom Saal Is Proof Aging Researchers Sometimes Lose Their Minds

Dr. Jane Goodall is in a panic about GMOs and all of modern agriculture. What isn't plagiarized in her screeds about food is a mishmash of conjecture, anti-science mysticism, and lack of a clue about biology. She is not alone in losing her mind a bit ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 17 2019 - 12:42pm

Paola Mayfield Bleaching Her Hair While Pregnant Is Perfectly Safe

Mommy shaming and chemophobia have long found common cause when it comes to the cosmetics industry. Though mercenary, it is understandable why companies that make labels "certifying" something safe, and activists raising money touting our doom, p ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 20 2018 - 2:48pm

How To Reduce Gadolinium Heavy Metal Contrast Agent In MRI Using AI

In 2017, action star Chuck Norris and his wife Gena sued 11 companies for $10 million over gadolinium used in her MRIs, stating she was poisoned by the contrast agent. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 26 2018 - 10:37am

Trace Levels Of Flame Retardant Chemicals In Car Seats Are Not Harming Your Child

Marta Venier, an environmentalist at Indiana University, recently teamed up with a Michigan activist group to "test" car seats and declared they had toxic chemicals. Obviously that is media clickbait but if you are reading here, you want to know ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 3 2018 - 5:48pm