Archive | May, 2015

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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More Than “Yuck Factor”: Recycled Wastewater May Not Be Such A Good Idea For Toilet-To-Tap & Irrigation.

The current rush to highly treated recycled municipal wastewater in its present state  is plagued by serious unknowns that are far more serious than the “yuck factor.” Indeed, recycled wastewater has been deemed safe by advocates for its use despite the absence of scientific proof. No peer-reviewed, published, independent, third-party investigations conducted to NIH standards […]

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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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The Amounts Are Too Small To Matter (A Deadly Misconception)

Improbably Small, Exquisitely Complicated, Incredibly Fragile = Easy To Disrupt It’s hard to imagine how such impossibly small amounts of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) can harm you. But they can because your cells are complicated and fragile in ways that are also hard to imagine. But remember: Hormone Disruptors are active in the same incredibly […]

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Recycled Wastewater In The Wine Vineyard: Unknowns, Health Hazards, Brand Issues

NOTE TO READERS: In 2012 Stealth Syndromes Project co-founder Lewis Perdue wrote an article for Wine Industry Insight pointing out in some of the dangers lurking in the current practice, theory and science of using recycled wastewater for irrigation of crops and landscaping. That first article: Toxic Irrigation: Major Study Indicts Chemicals Found in Recycled Wastewater […]

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Toxic Irrigation: Major Study Indicts Chemicals Found in Recycled Wastewater Used For Vineyards And Other Crops

NOTE TO READERS: In 2012 Stealth Syndromes Project co-founder Lewis Perdue wrote this article for Wine Industry Insight pointing out in some of the dangers lurking in the current practice, theory and science of using recycled wastewater for irrigation of crops and landscaping. This article raised Perdue’s concern resulted in the founding of Stealth Syndromes Project […]

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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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