Angry Toxicologist

Archives for July, 2007

Good Morning, Science Blogs!

I am a Ph.D. scientist in the public health sector with a good amount of toxicology and regulatory knowledge. I’m not going to be dishing about projects I am privy to, but I am much freer to make my opinions known anonymously, than I could do in a completely public forum. Although other topics will…

CPSC, Start Working Out!

Over at the Pump Handle, David Michaels has a post on how ineffectual the CPSC is. He makes the point that the CPSC is “toothless”, wimpy¬†and uses a NYTimes article that talks about the Magnetix case as an example of how the CPSC can’t get the job done. Although David does acknowledge how much of…

Meathead of the Week: The Bush Adminstration Official who blocked the Surgeon General from going to the Special Olympics because it’s supported by the Kennedys. “Why would you want to help those people?”. New low for the Bush admin. What are they, 3rd graders? Forget that, even most third graders wouldn’t use disabled people in…

Vaccines and Autism

The Washington Post reported yesterday on the vaccine court proceeding that starts today. Almost 5000 families will make the case that vaccines caused their children to develop autism. I don’t think the families have a good case. To start off, the large majority of findings would suggest that there is not link. There are, however,¬†some…