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  • A word from a toxicologist who defected from the federal junk science army

    03/15/2016 6:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 3/15/2016 | John Dale Dunn
    Last week, I discovered Frank Schnell when he wrote a comment on formaldehyde and said it was not a cancer-causing agent and that the EPA had lied about it. His comment was on an American Council on Science and Health posting by Josh Bloom, Ph.D. (organic chemistry), with a 20-year history of pharmaceutical research. Bloom busied himself in the post eviscerating a scare-monger on formaldehyde from the enviro-fanatic group National Resources Defense Council, and did a good job, but in the third or fourth comment, I saw a gem – a brief but insightful discussion by a man who described...
  • Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century

    05/26/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 104 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A new study from researchers in Europe claims that the average IQ in Western nations dropped by a staggering 14.1 points over the past century. "We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study," the researchers wrote in the study, which was published online in the journal Intelligence on Thursday. "Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence and are considered elementary measures of cognition."-snip- The results were measured using data from 1889 to 2004 and were analyzed by Michael...
  • Florida DJs May Face Felony for April Fools' Water Joke Worse Than Rubio's

    04/04/2013 7:49:13 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2APR2013 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    Florida country radio morning-show hosts Val St. John and Scott Fish are currently serving indefinite suspensions and possibly worse over a successful April Fools' Day prank. They told their listeners that "dihydrogen monoxide" was coming out of the taps throughout the Fort Myers area. Dihydrogen monoxide is water.
  • EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

    11/19/2011 4:26:43 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 124 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:20AM GMT 18 Nov 2011 | By Victoria Ward and Nick Collins
    "EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact."
  • Doctor Exposes Fluoride as Poison

    11/02/2008 10:36:33 AM PST · by maine-iac7 · 59 replies · 1,611+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2008 | Dr. Joey Hensley
    calling for the banning of flouride and the dangers of poisoning -
  • Everyday Items, Complex Chemistry

    12/21/2007 10:57:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 61+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 22, 2007 | AMY SCHOENFELD
    Holiday shoppers this season may still worry if the toys they buy contain lead after more than 10 million children’s products were recalled this year for that reason. But some scientists are urging consumers to focus on a different problem: the lack of hazard information on the thousands of chemicals in everyday products. “We have enormous gaps in our understanding of how these chemicals affect health and the environment.” said Michael P. Wilson, a public health scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. “And where we do have information, we see cause for concern.” The effects of human exposure to...
  • Water Vapor Rules the Greenhouse System - Humans cause 0.28% of the "Greenhouse Effect"

    03/09/2007 12:27:07 AM PST · by dennisw · 68 replies · 4,351+ views ^ | 2003 | Monte Hieb
    Water Vapor Rulesthe Greenhouse System Just how much of the "Greenhouse Effect" is caused by human activity?It is about 0.28%, if water vapor is taken into account-- about 5.53%, if not.This point is so crucial to the debate over global warming that how water vapor is or isn't factored into an analysis of Earth's greenhouse gases makes the difference between describing a significant human contribution to the greenhouse effect, or a negligible one.Water vapor constitutes Earth's most significant greenhouse gas, accounting for about 95% of Earth's greenhouse effect (4). Interestingly, many "facts and figures' regarding global warming completely ignore the...
  • EPA Seeks To Have Water Vapor Classified As A Pollutant

    06/27/2006 7:01:25 AM PDT · by rdax · 41 replies · 1,100+ views
    ecoenquirer ^ | 6/27/2006 | ecoenquirer
    (Washington, DC) The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to classify water vapor as a pollutant, due to its central role in global warming. Because water vapor is the dominant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, accounting for at least 90% of the Earth's natural greenhouse effect, its emission during many human activities, such as the burning of fuels, is coming under increasing scrutiny by federal regulators. ...
  • Local officials nearly fall for H2O hoax

    03/22/2004 4:29:55 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 10 replies · 151+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/15/04 | N/A
    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - City officials were so concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the chemical was used in their production. Then they learned, to their chagrin, that dihydrogen monoxide — H2O for short — is the scientific term for water.