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Chemical informatio​n and the Jan 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical release

From TOXNET: You may be aware from multiple news sources that little information was available about 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol at the time of the spill in West Virginia’s Elk River earlier this month. Since the spill, government and private sector scientists have … Continue reading

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23andMe, FDA,and DNA health profiling

From our friends at Risk Bites, a new video on the FDA’s request that 23andMe “immediately discontinue marketing the PGS [Personal Genome Service] until such time as it receives FDA marketing authorization for the device”.

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Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

New from the National Academies Press: In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions – especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of sports-related concussions and campaigns … Continue reading

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Could alien blood be toxic?

Our friends at Risk Bites have released a new video:  Could Alien Blood be Toxic?  Enjoy & comment!

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Tylenol and hangovers: A dangerous mix?

An updated version of this video has just been released.   Our friends at Risk Bites have released a new video on the science of mixing acetaminophen & alcohol. Enjoy!

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Video from this year’s Risk Science Symposium with Mark Lynas now available

The Risk Science Center has announced that the video of this year’s Bernstein Symposium is available online.  If you weren’t able to attend, it was a fascinating lecture and panel discussion: Why Is It Hard to Pivot Based on Science? … Continue reading

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What Is the Precautionary Principle, and Is It Good or Bad?

From our friends at Risk Sense come a new video (& resources) on the precautionary principle. Take a look! http://youtu.be/3RC7EGDtOYM

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What makes advanced materials harmful?

From our friends at Risk Bites, a new video:  What makes advanced materials harmful? As always, watch and comment!

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Risk Science Center cohosts a workshop on assessing the risk of innovative materials

From the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health Risk Science Center: A one-day workshop co-organized by the University of Michigan Risk Science Center will address the unique characteristics and properties of innovative materials, and the challenges of ensuring their … Continue reading

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Dangers of distracted walking

From the Well blog at the New York Times: Driving a car while talking or texting on a cellphone is a widely recognized risk factor for accidents. Now a new study reports that a growing number of people who walk … Continue reading

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