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Junk Science Week: Toxic terrorists ignore organic food threat (Financial Post)
Category Nutrition/Lifestyle, Food Safety, Chemicals/Environment, Activists/Hype
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Description: By Gilbert Ross. A respected newspaper notes the latest toll among Europeans of a virulent strain of the bacterium E. coli, the source of which has recently been determined to be sprouts from an organic farm in Germany. In the same newspaper, a few pages distant, a credulous journalist has in essence copied and pasted another press release from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a U.S. activist organization, warning us yet again about the traces of pesticide residues on their so-called "Dirty Dozen" list of fruits and vegetables.
The Deadly War against DDT (National Review)
Category Chemicals/Environment
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Description: By Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan. A remarkable new documentary tells the story of how political and ideological forces combined to ban a widely and safely used chemical, DDT, leading to a surge of malaria deaths in developing countries like Kenya, Indonesia, and India.
Vaccines are not just for children (from Contra Costra Times)
Category Diseases
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Description: By Dr. Elizabeth Whelan. While it is customary for parents to make sure that their children get all the recommended vaccinations, many adults avoid getting their shots — and tens of thousands of people contract vaccine-preventable diseases each year as a result.
Chemicals, Cancer And Claptrap (from Forbes.com)
Category Chemicals/Environment
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Description: By Drs. Henry I. Miller and Elizabeth Whelan. President Barack Obama's cancer panel report is a travesty, a paragon of political correctness and unscientific, naive speculation and misinterpretation.
Summer tips for 2010
Category Nutrition/Lifestyle
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Description: As you plan for your summer vacation, what do you need to worry about? And what are the bogus scares? ACSH sorts through the bogus claims from the real dangers.
Crying Wolf about ’Chemicals’ and Cancer (from NRO’s Critical Condition)
Category Chemicals/Environment
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Description: By Dr. Elizabeth Whelan. The President's Cancer Panel's recent report on the "environmental" causes of cancer is a scientific travesty constructed on a number of false premises.
Protect Yourself from Terrorism
Category Terrorism
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Description: With the sixth anniversary of terrorist attacks approaching, it is easy to feel helpless and scared about what some believe to be an inevitable future attack. But there are things you can do to protect yourself...
Make Health a Priority in 2007: Twelve Resolutions
Category Activists/Hype, Nutrition/Lifestyle, Food Safety, Tobacco
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Description: The American Council on Science and Health is dedicated to helping you set rational priorities for a healthy and long life...
Science Group Objects to NYC Trans Fat Ban (UPDATED)
Category Food Safety, Nutrition/Lifestyle
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Description: New York, NY -- December 4, 2006. As the New York City Health Department prepares to vote tomorrow on its proposal to reduce heart disease risk by banning the use of trans fatty acids (TFAs) in City eateries, one science group argues that it would be wiser to educate consumers about more important causes of heart disease -- and that even advising daily alcohol consumption would make more health sense than banning trans fats.
AN OPEN LETTER TO HOWARD WILLARD, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PHILIP MORRIS USA
Category Tobacco
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Description: FROM: DR. ELIZABETH M. WHELAN, PRESIDENT, AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH. Dear Mr. Willard...