I was really looking forward to co-chairing a session at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting this year. The organizers wisely canceled the meeting due to the one risk on everyone's mind these days: coronavirus. My talk? “Communicating Risk in a (Mis)information-filled World,” in which I explore how errors in risk perception lead to public … Continue reading Coronavirus Shows We Still Suck At Assessing Risk
When I was pregnant with my first child in 2008, the nurse who taught our pregnancy class recommended that we use Dreft detergent. One of her reasons was that they don’t strip clothes of their flame retardants. At which point, I raised my hand and asked, “but don’t we want to avoid flame-retardant exposures?” Consider … Continue reading Are we worried about flame retardants?
We often hear that “We’re sicker than we’ve ever been before”. But is this true? This article looks at whether there are more cases of cancer.
Do these cold remedies really work? Are they safe? This post reviews remedies including elderberry syrup, honey, and vitamin D, as well as over-the-counter drugs.
In this introduction to e-cigarettes, we answer questions about vaping, who uses e-cigarettes, the chemicals in e-cigarettes, and potential risks.
Is it safe to drink coffee while breastfeeding? If so, how much coffee can you drink? This post explores these questions.
So, your kid is trans, and you have some questions. Or, maybe you just suspect your kid is trans, and you have some questions. In this post, written by guest writer Ada McVean, we'll try to answer some of your questions.
This post explores whether sports drinks are safe for kids. It also examines the safety of food dyes.
The Impossible plant-based burger gets its beefy taste from heme. Credit: Impossible Foods Consumers are unsure what to make of the new plant-based kid on the butcher’s block — burgers that meld features of meat with those of plants. The hope is that meat lovers have their cake and eat it too — reduce their red meat intake, … Continue reading Plant-Based Burgers And Your Health: Facts And Fallacies
Many parents are wary of vaccines due to understandable concerns about our healthcare. However, these concerns should not give parents a blank check to avoid vaccinating. This post explores why.