Category Archive: Video

Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

Yesterday, a California court decided that coffee served in the state must come with a cancer warning. As it turns out, the venti-sized scare doesn’t have much grounds in science. A law called Proposition 65 is responsible for requiring the cancer warnings. Prop 65 requires any business with 10 or more employees that sells products in California to warn their customers about the presence of close to 900 chemicals “known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.” For coffee, that chemical is acrylamide. Brewed coffee contains anywhere from 3 to 13 parts per billion of acrylamide, a...

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New Video: How Much Sunscreen is Safe?

In recognition of Cancer Control Month, we're diving into a news story from across the pond claiming that a popular natural additive, titanium dioxide, causes cancer. If you’ve read our research brief, you know that the naturally occurring mineral compound is one of the world’s most important and widely used substances. Its unique optic properties and bright whiteness lend pigmentation and brilliance to everything from paint and cosmetics to candy and medicines. Perhaps most importantly, titanium dioxide is an excellent UV blocker, and one of only two physical UV blockers used in sunscreen (the other, zinc oxide, probably sounds more familiar). Despite significant evidence showing titanium dioxide...

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Video: This Much Will Kill You

The video below by Asap SCIENCE breaks down something we've been saying for a while: Dose makes the poison. TV doctors and online health gurus often stoke fears regarding chemicals—as if some are always safe and others always toxic. The truth, however,  isn't so simple. It's an extreme and unlikely example, but even water can kill you if drink too much. The video below quickly covers this concept. From polonium to caffeine, watch to find out: How much would it take to kill you? [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPszR0-vTqc[/embed]

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Simple Tips for Being Fit and Healthy

Our job at the Center for Accountable Science is to champion good science and call out junk science. On the junk science side, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Food Babe give us ample material to work with, between completely false claims about vaccines and scientifically illiterate blog posts. Covering all of this junk science can get disheartening though. So to balance it, check out this animated video series we came across on YouTube. The videos are focused on some of the fundamentals of nutrition and  how good nutrition affects healthy aging. Even if these issues might not affect you now, they could be a helpful resource for...

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New Video Explains Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

Wondering whether it's necessary to buy antibiotic-free meat? Check out our new video that clears up common misconceptions about antibiotic use in animals. After watching, test your knowledge with our antibiotics quiz.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2REB-QJh9Og[/embed]  

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