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Angry Toxicologist

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Reading my Chemical and Engineering News (nerd alert!), I came across the article: “Toxicity Testing Without Animals” by Celia Henry Arnaud. “Oh no, here we go again”, I thought. It may come as a surprise to some of you but cells in a dish don’t equal whole bodies and even more shocking, we don’t know…

So I’m looking around at news stories and I find one on Eurekalert about neurodegenerative disease entitled “Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease”. My first thought: “Wow.” Then I read the article. Then I thought: “Wow. Eurekalert screws it up (again).” According to the news snippet: researchers from Emory have found that a certain…

Possibly this should be the ‘absolute failure of logic’ edition. In the WaPo today (page A07), you’ll find a story about how the FDA is going to be testing food additives from China for melamine. It’s all fine and boring except for two crucial facts. Let’s do the grading: Melamine, a nitrogen-based compound used in…