Junkfood Science: Penises in Peril!

November 14, 2006

Penises in Peril!

Another great piece by Trevor Butterworth at STATS:

Cosmetics are getting the meth treatment from the media. But when it comes to warning about the connection between nail polish and penile problems, the old journalistic adage still applies: show, don’t tell....

At the same time, an independent expert panel convened by the Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) was unable to validate one of Swan’s key finding, which led to a correction to the original article. Additionally, industry groups, in a letter to EHP, argued that “the relevance of AGD as an end point of interest in humans is entirely speculative, and the correlation reported by Swan et al. (2005) is lacking in biologic plausibility and remains unproven.”...

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