Archive | Why You Can’t Trust Federal & Corporate “Science”

Retracted Studies Show The System Is Working – But Not For Regulatory “Science”

The recent NY Times article on “Retracted Scientific Studies” shows that the system of peer review, transparency and reproducibility are working to keep the best science honest. But the system fails miserably when it comes to regulatory science affecting American public health. Public health suffers because nearly every study the federal government accepts for evaluating […]

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Eastman Chemical Wins False & Deceptive “Two-Fer”

Eastman Chemical Company gets a double “false and deceptive” award. The first is for claiming that its Tritan plastic material is free of estrogenic activity. The second is for claiming that the dubious and discredited scientific study that supposedly backs their claims was done by a credible, independent lab. The False and Deceptive Statement Numerous […]

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GLP Part 2: Federal Regulation’s Buggy Whip Science

See also: GLP, Part 1, “Good Laboratory Practices:” Obsolete Federal Science, Jeopardizing Public Health, and the multi-part series: Why You Can’t Trust Corporate & Federal Regulatory “Science” The average non-scientist would have no problem recognizing any number of once-useful  objects and practices that are now obsolete in a modern, first-world country. That list would certainly include […]

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GLP, Part 1, “Good Laboratory Practices:” Obsolete Federal Science, Jeopardizing Public Health.

See also: GLP Part 2: Federal Regulation’s Buggy Whip Science, and the multi-part series: Why You Can’t Trust Corporate & Federal Regulatory “Science” Federal regulatory science is flawed in many aspects, but one of the primary reasons lies in the outdated and rudimentary rules embodied in “Good Laboratory Practices” (GLP). GLP was created in 1978 […]

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INDEX: Why You Can’t Trust Government Science

Why You Can’t Trust Corporate & Federal Regulatory “Science” “Good Laboratory Practices (GLP):” Obsolete Regulatory Science That Jeopardizes Public Health GLP: Federal Regulation’s Buggy Whip Science Old Ideas, Old Science Cripple Federal Regulation Federal Protocols Offer Many Opportunities To Bias Science Secret Chemicals: What The Government Won’t Tell You, Can Kill Private Science For Hire: […]

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Scientific Fraud: Laundering Money & People

This article is one in a series. For the other articles, please see:  INDEX: “Why You Can’t Trust Government Science”   Fraud and deception contaminate a substantial percentage of scientific papers. As the details below illustrate, even many of the best peer-reviewed journals are victimized by companies and private labs that: Deliberately conceal conflicts of […]

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Old Ideas, Old Science Cripple Federal Regulation

This article is one in a series. For the other articles, please see:  INDEX: “Why You Can’t Trust Government Science” See also this article from the NIH publication, Environmental Health Perspectives: Why Public Health Agencies Cannot Depend on Good Laboratory Practices as a Criterion for Selecting Data Once a scientific concept becomes entrenched, it has […]

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Federal Protocols Offer Many Opportunities To Bias Science

This article is one in a series. For the other articles, please see:  INDEX: “Why You Can’t Trust Government Science”   This article is continued from: Old Ideas, Old Science Cripple Federal Regulation Rigid Lab Protocols Encourage Under-Reporting Of Adverse Effects The Boston University study notes that, “The main means of controlling the quality of […]

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