As the last weekday before the Memorial Day holiday, The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention dubbed today “Don’t Fry Day” to raise awareness for sun safety and encourage everyone to protect their skin. It’s a fitting holiday, since an estimated 5.6 million Americans will confront skin cancer in 2017. Unfortunately,...

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Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the public which regulations it should repeal, replace, or modify. With almost 70,000 responses to date, the agency certainly has its work cut out for it. Understandably, some people worry that broad rollbacks could harken back to a time when many of the nation's...

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Few chemicals get as bad a reputation as bisphenol A, or BPA. Just this week, headlines pushed by a new report from activist group Center for Environmental Health warned that “Canned food still contains toxin BPA.” Toxin? Hardly. Most metal cans are lined with a thin interior coating that contains BPA in order to protect...

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Last week, activists with the Environmental Working Group, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Environmental Defense Fund (among others) tried to stir public fear to fit their narrative. This time, they claimed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused to ban the use of rocket fuel chemicals in baby food. (How dare they!...

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Andrew Wakefield, father of the anti-vaccine movement, “[doesn’t] feel responsible at all” for the ongoing measles outbreak in Minnesota. We beg to differ. The largest ever measles outbreak in the state’s history is propagating among a tight-knit Somali immigrant community – the same community Wakefield visited at least three times in 2010...

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While protesters in Washington, D.C. again took to the street this weekend (this time protesting climate change), our Chief Science Officer Dr. Joseph Perrone published an opinion piece in The Washington Examiner contemplating the consequences of politicizing science. You can read the piece below, or on The Washington Examiner website: Last weekend, thousands of...

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Perhaps the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences should drop the final word from its title, after awarding “The Dr. Oz Show” a Daytime Emmy for its role as an “outstanding informative talk show.” Clearly, it doesn’t matter to the Academy that the information Dr. Mehmet Oz so “outstandingly” peddles...

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When “natural” activists shirk new technology, their aversion is often paraded under the banner of health and human safety. Hard science? Not so much. As we’ve previously discussed, broad scientific consensus affirms the safety of genetically modified foods. The National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s most well-respected scientific bodies, released a report last year...

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This weekend, science advocates in over 500 cities celebrated Earth Day by taking to the streets to March for Science. Emerging from the comfort of our laboratories might be a good thing. Despite the fact that Pew Research surveys show Americans invest a high degree of trust in scientists – far more than the...

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Following the lead of a New York Times article, numerous headlines have emerged blaming endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as the source of an emerging male fertility crisis. As the narrative goes, modern chemicals that improve the functionality and safety of plastics, cosmetics, and furniture are damaging sperm development, reducing our ability...

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