Common Sense about Pesticides

acshlogo“Some Common Sense About Pesticides. From the Daily Beast of All Places,” by American Council on Science and Health.pesticide-products

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 4.15.56 PMKudos to Kent Sepkowitz for his very smart piece in yesterday’s Daily Beast. The title alone—Today’s ADHD Blame Game: Pesticides—suggest critical thinking about chemical toxicity—something that is very rare in these days of one phony scare after another—is being applied. Indeed Sepkowitz uses just that, and does so brilliantly. In addition to debunking the obviously flawed theory of ADHD having anything to do with a very safe type of pesticide, he also demonstrates beautifully how phony chemical scares arise: through faulty logic, bad data, and the general lack of understanding of even the most fundamental knowledge of epidemiology—especially as it pertains to cause and effect, and disease. Read more.

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