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Terry Box wrote an piece in the WP the other day about how despite the melting glaciers and rising gas prices, he’s not giving up his muscle cars. Terry, I have to admit that I love cars. I always have and always will. The thrill of a powerful car or truck can get your adrenaline…

For those of you in any field that deals with health, you may know this feeling. Fortunately this is rare but in the past two weeks I’ve been completely exasperated at 3 different meetings and discussions I’ve been to. Without going into specifics, I’d like to say that as a group, us scientists are a…

Elizabeth “never met a toxic chemical I didn’t like” Whelan of ACSH fame posted on HuffPo Wed. an interesting little post that ripped the EPA for funding a study to figure out if/what environmental factors among children, over their childhood, contributed to their disease. To sum up her argument, there is no link so why…

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…

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…

Libby, MT, Asbestos Central

I saw a good documentary on Libby MT (the town that got pummled with asbestos from the surrounding vermeculite mines) last night on PBS’s P.O.V. program. You should check it out, there are rebroadcasts in most areas for taping it. Check it out here: P.O.V. What happend in Libby is really a good learning tale…

Do STATS lie?

To get right to the heart of the matter, Salon did an article about the risks of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics. From the land where nothing is harmful, a reply came from Trevor Butterworth (real name) who is an editor at STATS. If you don’t know what STATS is, they are a non-profit attached…

The last of the ELF (Earth Liberation Front) arsonists was sentenced yesterday for the burning down of a Redmond OR horse slaughterhouse in 1997. Thank goodness. I’m concerned abou the environment and I guess I would classify myself as an environmentalist but I certainly don’t want to be associated with these guys. They are like…

Stupidity of lying

I’m angry so today you get what you came for… I wrote a post on Autism and Vaccines a while back that went through why there are people still arguing about this and took the position that I don’t think that there is a link between autism and thimerosal but that some of the arguments…

Al Gore: Not Omnipotent

Gee, ya think? At Al Gore’s daughter’s wedding he, gasp, ate some Chilean Sea Bass, which is endangered. A lot of people are getting in a huff about this. Hmm…Possibly, possibly it could be because Mr Gore didn’t look over, research, and approve every aspect of his daughter’s wedding? C’mon, just because the guy stands…