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Thursday, August 29, 2013

No News Is Good News(?)

I was contacted by the Health Physics Society last week to respond to a reporter who wanted the mainstream science rebuttal to someone promoting the pseudo-science of hormesis.

I did so and to date no article has been published.

Pseudo-science promoters love publicity because it is a mechanism of fomenting doubt.

So normally I would consider the lack of publicity a win for the pro-science folks.

However, the person promoting hormesis works at a cancer center.  If he had gotten the publicity, what would the medical staff at a cancer center think of one of their own publicly showing his lack of understanding of carcinogenesis and unethically trying to sway the general public to increase their risks of cancer?

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