Tag: health claims

FTC and Homeopathy: 15 Credibility Street extra

The FTC issued a policy statement on November 15, 2016 regarding the marketing of homeopathic “drugs” to consumers. The statement was the culmination of research and analysis incorporating information gathered from a workshop last year where various parties – homeopathy advocates, organizations and producers along with science-based medicine advocates – provided comments. The policy changes…

Judge dismisses lawsuit for electromagnetic sensitivity since claim has no support

Judge: No scientific study proves EMS damages personal health Arthur Firstenberg lost what might have been his final round in court Tuesday, when state District Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that no scientific study has yet proved that electromagnetic stimulus adversely impacts personal health. In January 2010, Firstenberg, who has long argued that electromagnetic radiation emitted…

A second study in Le Roy shows no toxins to explain mystery illness

New study finds no toxins in Le Roy. A second study has again found that the twitches, involuntary sounds and seizures that beset a group of Le Roy students and attracted international media attention earlier this year had no environmental cause. The study, released by the school district Wednesday, comes as no surprise to treating…

Comprehensive study concludes raw milk products are unsafe in all cases

In a followup to the raw milk controversy that was sparked by the latest outbreak of illness in Pennsylvania, here is the most comprehensive look at illnesses related to raw dairy products (milk and cheese). This report is available here (PDF) at the CDC web site. Although pasteurization eliminates pathogens and consumption of nonpasteurized dairy…

Officials say and media reports that ‘wind turbine syndrome’ is bunk

No evidence’ for wind turbine illness Fears that wind turbines make people sick are ”not scientifically valid”, and the arguments mounted by anti-wind farm campaigners are unconvincing, according to confidential briefings given to the state government by NSW Health. Documents obtained under freedom-of-information laws show that health officials repeatedly warned ministers last year that there…