Angry Toxicologist

Archives for October, 2007

More on Bisphenol A

If you haven’t seen it yet, USA Today is doing a series called “toxic legacy“. First was lead, then mercury, and today, plastics. Well, really it’s about BPA. We’ve dicussed BPA here before and I’m not going to rehash it. The article is good but doesn’t give a lot of new information if you have…

Vaccines. Again. Sheesh.

(Alternate title: jerks aren’t always wrong). Over at Moms Speak Up, Cristina shares her angerat a doctor that doesn’t want to go along with a “modified” vaccine schedule that she made up herself. Over at Enviroblog (which I usually like) they chime in with a “good for you”. While I share the loathing of doctors…

So cancer death rates are going down. This is good. What’s left out of all the news coverage is the question: So what’s going up. Face it, we all die. The all cause, all age mortality rate isn’t changing as fast as cancer, stroke, and heart disease. What’s going up then? Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Hypertensive…

PUR water wasn’t content with removing impurities from your water so they decided that they would put some back in…and then charge you for it! I am talking about PUR Flavor Options. No joke, after they filter your water they add artificial flavors. All over the website are testimonials about how much “water” their kids…

Good reading for today: Ken Sepkowitz on why we should eat more excrement. Truly, he makes an excellent point. One other thing that he doesn’t mention is that as we get safer the outbreaks that exist look worse and worse. Has anyone done a study of whether eating charred foods protects against cancer? (possibly better…

National Healthy Moms Health Babies Coalition issued a statement that women who are pregnant (or breastfeeding, or trying to get pregnant, or not trying but might be anyway, or dreaming about being pregnant, or know someone who’s dreaming about…) should eat at least 12 oz of fish per week (all types including the mercury heavy…

Perhaps I should call this entry Mr Kawamura, CA secretary of the state department of Food and Agriculture, is a moron. Background The Monterey area has a problem with the light brown apple moth. Apparently it’s been there for a while but now the state is concerned. They want to spray a pheramone to disrupt…

That hed refers both to the fact that I promised to post on this last week and didn’t as well as the fact that there have been way too few studies of Thimerosal given it’s controversial status. you have probably all heard about the study. If fact, go over to Respectful Insolence and read all…

Sounds like the hed from The Onion, right? Sadly, it’s not. Go watch the NYTimes video (A consumer alerts the world). He started the whole toothpaste concerns a while back. What inside track did that guy use? He read the ingredients. Now I know that I’m thinking way into the future but go with me…