Archive | March, 2015

People Trust Scientists, Mistrust Government, Corporations

This article is one in a series. For the other articles, please see:  INDEX: “Why You Can’t Trust Government Science”   Most people’s lists of “The 10 Biggest Lies” contains the statement that, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” Sadly, that applies to regulatory science as well as our upcoming series […]

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Evolving Connections Between Phthalates and Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes

In short: scientific evidence increasingly finds that phthalates are connected with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. More research is needed. The following excerpts come from  peer-reviewed studies published in 2014 and 2015. Note, the term “epigenetics” refers to a process in which the activity of a gene can be controlled, blocked or overexpressed by mechanisms […]

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Driving Innovation: How Stronger Laws Pull Safer Chemicals into the Market

The following is excerpted from PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT: DRIVING INNOVATION: HOW STRONGER LAWS PULL SAFER CHEMICALS INTO THE MARKET and makes a solid case that chemical industry rants against protecting the general public are false. People OR Profits? “A common refrain by the regulated (or soon-to-be regulated) industry is that stricter laws over […]

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