Articles tagged with: Toxicology

ARTICLE REVIEWS

2018’s most popular health article promoting cannabis’ safety found to be biased and misleading

in urhealthguide, by John Regan

— 20 Dec 2018

“The article fails to point out that only very limited, low-quality evidence supports the use of cannabis for treating chronic pain. The article also fails to describe the potent...

CLAIM REVIEWS

Activated charcoal tablets are unlikely to be effective in counteracting date rape drugs; individuals who have been given date rape drugs should seek medical attention

CLAIM
“Buy yourselves charcoal activated tablets […] it will counteract most date rape drugs”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 29 Jun 2021

VERDICT

2018’s most popular health article wrongly claims that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol

CLAIM
Federal study finds marijuana a hundred times less toxic than alcohol, safer than tobacco

SOURCE: John Regan, urhealthguide

Published: 20 Dec 2018

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

Are phthalates causing a decline in male fertility?

— 13 Sep 2023

Introduction According to an estimate published by the World Health Organization in April 2023, infertility affects roughly one in six (17.5%) adults of reproductive age worldwide....

What do we know about the safety of bisphenol A in food packaging?

— 13 Feb 2023

SUMMARY Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical that has been used for decades to make certain plastics and resins. These materials are used as a coating in food and drink cans and r...