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Hey, Where’s the Fukushima Plume?

After I started writing about the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it quickly became clear that there was a huge amount of fearmongering about it. Garbage anti-science pieces like “At the very least your days of eating Pacific Ocean … Continue reading

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Dire Warnings and Melting Starfish: Fukushima Fearmongering, Volume 3

This is the third in a series of pieces debunking the scaremongering and hysteria regarding the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. I believe the anxiety about the meltdown and its aftermath comes from a mix of negativity toward nuclear … Continue reading

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More Fukushima Scaremongering Debunked

Another day brings another science-free but hysteria-packed screed of terror about how radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant incident will bathe all of us in torrents of cesium-soaked death. A few months ago, I took on one of these … Continue reading

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Does Cell Phone Radiation Disrupt Your Sleep?

A few weeks ago I was experiencing some trouble getting and staying asleep. I was having some stress in my life, and I was pretty sure the stress was keeping me up, worried. I mentioned this to my regular therapist, … Continue reading

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Are Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Really Over?

To paraphrase an oft-misattributed quote, pseudoscience can travel halfway around the world while good science is still putting its lab coat on. This would appear to be the case for “At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean … Continue reading

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