The study by Orb Media was subject for articles in German news website Spiegel Online (commercial) and WDR (public service broadcasting). Both articles, quoting staff from the German Federal Environmental Agency, agree on criticism of the study:
The study does a "plastic / no plastic" rating, without actually going into how many particles were ...
Summary: The survey this article was based on was biased, poorly designed and poorly implemented. The conclusions cannot be trusted.
This study was examined by Orac who has been "checking in with and covering periodically ever since its inception in 2012, when antivaxers were fundraising for it."
The study has had a history of being retracted:
I would say this is
Just going by the sentence you’ve highlighted:
Health experts believe this increased exposure to 5G will have a devastating impact on our health.
It’s already doubtful. Who are these so-called “health experts”? Why do they believe this?
If we look at the National Cancer Institute's page specifically for cellular RF and its ...
Cockroaches are a potential risk because they act as a vector for a number of diseases, bacteria, and other pathogens:
Cockroaches are arthropod transmitters of disease, acting both as mechanical vectors and as reservoirs of pathogenic agents. It has been shown that cockroaches harbor and transmit, both in nature and under experimental conditions, about ...
Yes, it does, approximately 3 times that amount by weight, but that's not the whole story. You should consider other factors too in determining whether this means it is more harmful:
Firstly, when people smoke cannabis leaves or buds, they smoke them in a rolled cigarette which is usually larger than a tobacco cigarette. This would suggest that not only ...
The symptoms you describe are commonly referred to as electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
I believe the studies you would be interested in are the following:
The majority of provocation trials to date have found that
self-described sufferers of electromagnetic hypersensitivity are
unable to distinguish between exposure to real and fake
His data are approximately correct. He gives all the sources and assumptions at the bottom of the article as well as a spread sheet with all the data.
Compare his data to Preliminary state data shows drop in rate of elevated lead levels in Flint
In the third quarter of 2010, 8.3 percent of Flint children 6 and younger showed elevated blood lead levels.
Do FDA regulations make US sunscreens less effective than international products?
Unlike the EU, FDA regulations do not dictate standards or minimum requirements for UVA protection in sunscreen. Also unlike the EU, labeling relevant to UVA protection is not required (though allowed).
The answer on the sister-site (Outdoor.SE) as well as the other three ...
ONE HOUR ANYWHERE NEAR IT AND YOU'RE DEAD
This claim is probably too broad and the information is outdated, but the general idea is correct. A quick search revealed a few relevant details:
From Atlas Obscura:
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the lake is so polluted that its waters will kill a human within an hour.
From Basement ...
Here is a good article that seems much more unbiased. It looks like there is no real scientific link.
Is there evidence supporting a link between autism and GMOs
However, whether you are searching for a link between autism and GMOs or autism and glyphosate, your findings can be summarized in one brief sentence: “there is no data that I could find”.
Regarding the claim that scratching is a "No Risk" activity, here is a study showing no HIV transmission from scratches and bites from a person with contaminated fingers and mouth:
To examine the relative risk of transmission of the human
immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) through bites and scratches, we studied
198 health care workers, 30 of whom were ...
The whole idea that prone masturbation is harmful started in 1998 when Dr. Lawrence I. Sank proposed a theory of sexual dysfunction called Traumatic Masturbatory Syndrome (TMS) (1) .
In his journal article, Dr. Sank speculated that the habit of masturbating prone (while lying face down — tending to rub penis against your hand, the surface of the floor, bed,...
It doesn't seem that any cancer victims have yet been identified. The probabilities are low and are assessed over the whole lifetime of people in the worst affected areas.
It won't be possible to identify specific people whose cancer is attributable to the Fukushima Daiichi accident. At best, large scale studies may be able to measure the small increase in ...
Do desktop computers catch fire often?
In 2007-2011, there were an estimated 730 reported U.S. home structure fires involving office equipment per year...
[of these] Computers [accounted for] 48%
In 2007-2011, there were an estimated 630 reported U.S. non-confined non-home ...
It is justified with (recent) evidence.
Selectively quoting from WP:Pariculates#Health_problems, emphasis of publication dates mine:
Inhalation of PM2.5 – PM10 is associated with elevated risk of
adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as low birth weight.
Sapkota, Amir; Chelikowsky, Adam P.; Nachman, Keeve E.; Cohen, Aaron J.; Ritz, Beate (2012-12-01). "...
No, sitting straight is bad for your back.
Medical paper about sitting
We found IVD height showed a tendency to decrease as lumbar lordosis
decreased in variable sitting positions from reclining to forward
flexion. The NP [nucleus pulposus] showed movement within a limited range in normal IVDs [intervertebral disc]
without change of ...
It is difficult to prove that it is impossible to train dogs to detect hypoglycemia. All that can be done to disprove this claim is to show systematic efforts to train dogs have failed, and that no-one has been able to demonstrate that it is possible.
In 2013, such an attempt was tried:
Can Trained Dogs
in Patients With
Type 1 ...
Breakdown of the claims
There are a couple of claims contained together in this question.
Vitamin D is formed on the skin (as well as in).
Relatively large amounts remain on the skin or are secreted immediately from sun-sexposure onto the skin.
In both cases the vitamins need an up to 48h waiting period to be (re-)absorbed by the body/skin.
That washing ...
Wind turbines are perfectly safe for Humans.
You your self brought two credible sources. And there is this article by
Simon Chapman is professor of public health at the University of Sydney. He has no financial associations with any wind energy company.
who references the British Acoustics Bulletin:
The British Acoustics Bulletin has just published ...
They certainly do not create more particulate emissions, but they might not create that much less than a gasoline powered car, depending on the model of car considered.
First, what was previously thought? According to point IV.a.55 of this report the council of Europe's standing committee on Science and Technology, electric vehicles produce no fine ...
I am submitting a new answer because I believe there is a gap in understanding in how these regulations work. I will try to be brief, yet thorough.
EPA regulates Particulate Matter, or PM, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990. Specifically, there is a National Ambient Air Quality Standard, or NAAQS, which limits the PM in the ...
This is a religiously motivated idea. And it is very probably a quite terrible idea from a health perspective. It is definitively a terrible idea from a taste perspective. After reviewing the available literature for claims and results we have to conclude that there is no evidence to support these claims. Two experts who should really know the literature on ...
Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) has the odor/taste of bitter almonds. Exposure to 10-30 ppm HCN in air can result in a metallic taste being reported.
Source: Clinical Environmental Health and Toxic Exposures, by John Burke Sullivan and Gary R. Kreiger, page 711.
HCN can be detected at levels from as low as 1ppm and the fatal dose, depending on the time of exposure, ...
It would be important to note first the cultural difference between bathing in Malaysia and Indonesia, and the western world. In both countries, the most common form of bathing is through mandi, which utilizes a ladle water system (http://www.webcitation.org/5x2caStUE). The primary area to note in reference to the use of mandi rather than the typical ...
Whether organic vegetables are comparably more carcinogenic to vegetables treated with pesticides?
Research shows that numerous chemicals present in natural products tested positive in the Ames test which is a biological test used to detect chemicals that are mutagenic. These chemicals also tested positive in tests for cancer using ...
The question as asked in the title depends on what you consider "strong evidence". I will therefore have a look at which side makes the better-sourced point. (Which is not just about "protecting people with damaged airways", but several other health effects as well.)
One side -- the Umweltbundesamt -- gave references to studies the decision was ...
Here is another list of studies, crosschecked with a PubMed search that yielded only a few relevant hits (see this for example).
In review, the results appear mixed and sometimes contradictory. The sample sizes are small and lack controls. The field of chiropractics where such research is often published itself borders on being a pseudo-science. In ...
The claim that plastic shade balls used in the LA reservoir leach chemicals into drinking water can be denied based on the following points.
The shade balls are coated in carbon black, a food-safe pigment with an albedo near zero. Any sunlight that is absorbed by the ball is not reflected or refracted since its basically dark. Dark colors absorb light and ...
This claim is difficult to evaluate in part because there are too many different variables at play. Fundamentally the reporter is quoting a statement by Richard Muller, Scientific Director of Berkeley Earth who said the following in a press release in conjunction with a publication on air pollution in China:
When I was last in Beijing, pollution was at ...