Tagged: toxicology

Local anti-fluoride activists tell porkies yet again - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 03, 2017

Well, I suppose that’s not news. A bit surprising, though, because they are claiming the absence of research on fluoridation and IQ – which sort of conflicts with the previous attempts to actually condemn and misrepresent the actual research on fluoridation and IQ. Fluoride Free NZ’s (FFNZ) face book page is claiming: Would you be interested to know that no studies … Read More

Does burnt food give you cancer? - Guest Work

Guest Work Aug 12, 2016

By Simon Cotton, University of Birmingham If you’re offered a plate of blackened barbecue food this summer, you might think twice about eating it. It’s commonly thought that food that has been burnt could cause cancer. This is in part down to one particular molecule that forms when food is cooked at high temperatures, known as acrylamide. But … Read More

More party pills… - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Dec 10, 2012

A leading New Zealand microbiologist says there is no reason why party pills have to be tested on animals. I was quite surprised to find out that the “leading” microbiologist they are referring to is me! I say surprised because that wasn’t what I actually said. The article, originally for the Sunday Star Times, was a follow … Read More