Monthly Archives: March 2016

On chemical scare-mongering and science communication, it’s BPA’s turn this time

I have written numerous blog posts describing the miscommunication of human health risks posed by chemistry and chemicals; covering topics from gypsy-moth spray to synthetic soccer fields. Frankly the fact that I have an entire section of this blog dedicated … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale about disconnecting theory from data in data analyses

In the modern era a new breed of scientist has emerged on the scene: data analysis specialists. Similarly there is a new breed of journalist called “data journalists” with my favourite being Chad Skelton, formerly of the Vancouver Sun. These … Continue reading

Posted in Chemistry and Toxicology, Uncategorized | 7 Comments