Chemistry

Trace Chemicals Detectable On Cell Phones Are Not Targeting Women, Or Anyone Else

In Science Left Behind I showed that in America it was easy to accurately correlate beliefs about science to political viewpoints. If you believed in psychics, witchcraft, organic food or homeopathy, statistically I could be determine how you voted. If you ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 5 2018 - 11:52am

Brazzein Is All Natural, 0 Calorie, 2000 Times Sweeter Than Sugar- Now It Could Be Cheap To Produce

Does the world need another sweetener? With debates raging over cane sugar, corn sugar, beet sugar, raw sugar, and numerous zero-calorie alternatives to sugar, new products would seem to be just another thing for Center for Science in the Public Interest t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 13 2018 - 11:58am

Essential Oils Yield Microbials To Preserve Wine

Researchers have studied the effectiveness of new antimicrobial systems based on the use of essential oils extracted from plants such as thyme or cinnamon to improve the preservation of foods and found them suitable- with no smell or taste. As the develope ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 21 2018 - 2:35pm

Advil, Grilled Food, And Disinfectants: 3 Scare Stories From 2018 You Can Leave In The Past

The year 2018 began much like every year does, full of promise and hope. And it ended like almost every year does, jaded and weakened by compromise.  Though a budget shutdown is in the news, hyperbolic claims about science being left behind are just politi ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 31 2018 - 4:27pm

California, Get Rid Of Paper Receipts But Don't Use Anti-Science Scaremongering As The Reason

A California lawmaker wants to ban paper receipts- those annoying long things that immediately get lost in a grocery bag- but instead of promoting the legitimate reason to get rid of them, they are useless, he invoked chemical scaremongering. ...

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

Hexenyl Butyrate: Volatile Compound Found In Tomato Plants Protects Against Bacteria

Tomato plants emit a volatile compound named hexenyl butyrate  which can be used for closing the stomata, key in protecting plants from bacterial attacks. But Center for Science in the Public Interest and Environmental Working Group don't need to mobi ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2019 - 10:51am

How Cranberries Set Off The Chemophobia Craze

On Sept. 6, 1958, the “natural” food movement and chemophobia as we know it were born. On that day, the Food Additives Amendment of 1958, which modified the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, came into force. Also known as the Delaney Clause, it st ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 16 2019 - 7:14pm

Rembrandt's Plumbonacrite: A Very Rare Lead Mineral Has Been Found In His Unique Paint Recipe

Rembrandt van Rijn was a master of light and shadow and a characteristic plasticity generated by a technique called impasto. A new study shows he was also something of a chemist. An analysis of impasto layers in some of Rembrandt's paintings show they ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2019 - 1:49pm

Salt Makes Winter Streets Safe- But Not By Melting Ice

Brrr … it’s cold out there! Children are flocking to the television in hopes of hearing there will be a snow day; the bread and milk aisles at grocery stores are empty because of an impending snow storm; and utility trucks are out spraying salt or salt wa ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 1 2019 - 6:18pm

Dear Bud Light: Your Sugar Is Not Superior To Their Sugar- Yeast Can't Tell And Neither Can Humans

During the Super Bowl, you can predict there will be a lot of beer commercials. As a non-drinker, this always puzzles me- haven't fans already bought their beer?- but advertising is a trillion dollar industry and I instead run a small non-profit so I ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 4 2019 - 8:59pm