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Making Sense of Chemical Stories: The Posters

by | 22nd, May 2014

SENSE About Science is “a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion”. Science matters. Government quote it when they want to control what you teach, eats and watch.

There are dangers in politicising science.

SAB sees “leading scientists, toxicologists and dieticians debunk common chemical misconceptions.” They’ve produced these posters about what we eat. 





And now for some good news:


Sir Colin Berry, Pathologist: “One of the most poisonous chemicals that many people encounter is alcohol. However, even if you drink an almost lethal dose of alcohol (which I don’t recommend) your liver will clear it in 36 hours without any assistance.”


An that detox:


Dr Catherine Collins, Registered Dietician: “Detox is a ridiculous health concept promoted by those with little knowledge of nutrition, and offers no health benefit for the short term it is used. The enduring myths associated with this silly concept makes the public ambivalent to their normal diet. The concept of ‘detox’ is a marketing myth rather than a physiological entity.”








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