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Brought to you by the Cato Institute: Junk Science Indeed

Posted by: MDG on December 29, 1999 at 10:55:20:

In Reply to: Hey, kid, wanna Camel? posted by Frenchy on December 27, 1999 at 13:43:23:

: tobacco study of the day: Secondhand smoke during pregnancy and childhood
: cancer - This study from the upcoming January 2000 issue of Environmental Health
: Perspectives -- and published here in its entirety -- basically reports a whole lotta nuthin', as
: summarized in the abstract. The very weak association reported for all cancers combined is a
: classic junk science play. No increase in any specific cancer was reported. If secondhand
: smoke was a carcinogen it would probably tend to cause at least one specific type of cancer
: -- not just act generally. Combining all cancers into a single statistical association is without
: biological justification. Boffetta's "Hail Mary" pass is called back for illegal motion in the
: backfield.

: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$For all the gory details, go to junkscience.com.

You sure know how to pick 'em, Frenchy. This time a missive from a dweeb employed by the Cato Institute, yet another libertarian outfit which equates health and safety regulations with the Devil himself. In other words, your friends at junkscience.com may be hazardous to your health.

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