Who’s afraid of Roundup? Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2019.

Critical flaws plague a new study linking ‘heavy’ exposure to pesticides to cardiovascular disease. Genetic Literacy Project, Oct. 1, 2019.

With the coming rollout of 5G wireless, we can expect a new generation of health care concerns. RealClearScience. April 30, 2019.

Probable carcinogenicity of glyphosate. Rapid response to BMJ, April 12, 2019.

41% glyphosate-cancer increase claim under fire: Did authors of new meta-study deliberately manipulate data or just botch their analysis? Genetic Literacy Project, Feb. 18, 2019.

In Germany And Austria, Visits To Radon Health Spas Are Covered By Health Insurance, Forbes, Feb. 2, 2019.

Radon health cures —who knew? Forbes, Jan. 26. 2019.


Further insights into the NTP rodent study. Forbes, Nov. 8, 2018.

What does bombarding rodents with cell phone radiation tell us about risks to humans? Forbes, Nov. 4, 2018.

Tribal epistemology: the final frontier. Forbes, October 16, 2018.

The Guardian’s scare piece on glyphosate and cancer is designed to fuel a tsunami of lawsuits. Forbes, October 11, 2018.

With defenders like these, the International Agency for Research on Cancer hardly needs enemies. Forbes, August 17, 2018.

Does IARC’s proposed revision of its preamble signal a real change in the agency’s behavior?  Forbes, June 6, 2018.

Dissension Emerges Over The Results Of A 30-Million-Dollar Federal Study Of BPA. American Council on Science and Health, April 30, 2018.

Sorting out which side to believe in an era of alternative facts. Forbes, May 5, 2018.

What we know about coffee and cancer – California and IARC, take note. Forbes, March 12, 2018.

In an age of vaccine skepticism it is critical to understand herd immunity. Forbes, February 26, 2018.

In California coffee may soon be listed as a carcinogen.  Forbes, February 18, 2018.

The option to save a life. Forbes, January 12, 2018.


What The Best U.S. Data Have To Say About Brain Cancer Rates,  Forbes, Dec. 27, 2017

Are Brain Cancer Rates Increasing, And Do Changes Relate To Cell Phone Use? Forbes, Dec. 23, 2017

California's latest precautionary move against "cell phone radiation," Forbes, Dec. 17, 2017

IARC's Glyphosate-gate Scandal, Forbes, October 23, 2017

There Are Signs Of A Troubling Decline In Male Fertility, But The Causes Are Unclear, Forbes, Sept. 10, 2017

Are Sperm Counts Truly Declining, And, If So, What Is Likely To Be The Cause? Forbes, August 28, 2017

Taking Distrust of Science Seriously.  EMBO Reports, May 30, 2017

Assessing The Influence Of Environmental Pollution On Cancer, Forbes, May 13, 2017 

The Trouble Lies Not In Our Sperm, Poor Nick, Forbes Mar. 12, 2017 

Trump, Vaccines, And Science Under Threat Forbes, Jan. 30, 2017

Michael Lewis' New Book Carries An Essential Message For Our Time, Forbes, Jan. 7, 2017


Nature editorial exploits public anxiety on endocrine disruptors. Genetic Literacy Project website, Dec. 15, 2016  

While Unlikely To Be Carcinogenic, The Herbicide Glyphosate Is A Symptom Of A Deep Social Pathology, Forbes, Nov. 21, 2016

Testing Traditions: the World Health Organization has failed to apply scientific rigor to traditional medicines. This is bad for everyone.  Slate, Sept. 7, 2016 

IARC Lets Coffee Off The Hook But Only Deepens The Confusion, Forbes, June 18, 2016

The New Rat Study Of Cell Phone Radiation Is No Smoking Gun, Forbes, May 28, 2016

Do Most Americans Consume Too Much Salt? The Unhealthy Controversy Over Salt Intake, Forbes, Apr. 27, 2016

A 'Cancer Moonshot' Is The Wrong Analogy, Forbes, Feb. 10, 2016 


The Crisis Of Peer Review, Forbes, Nov. 23, 2015

Having It Both Ways On What Causes Cancer, Forbes Nov. 19, 2015

How coffee became a carcinogen: The World Health Organization’s classification system is seriously flawed. Slate, Oct. 30, 2015 

Ken Burns' Magisterial 'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies', Forbes, Apr. 4, 2015

How Many Scientists Does It Take To Squelch A Critic? Hint: 124, Forbes, Mar. 10, 2015

Most Cancers May Simply Be Due To Bad Luck, Forbes, Jan. 4, 2015 


When Anomalous Results Get The Most Attention, Forbes, Nov. 15, 2014 

The Alternative Universe In Which BPA Is A Major Health Threat, Forbes, Oct. 24, 2014

The Raging Controversy Over BPA Shows No Signs Of Abating, Forbes, Sept. 4, 2014

The New York Times Revisits The "Debate" Over Electromagnetic Fields, Reviving Baseless Fears, While Ignoring What Has Been Learned, Forbes, July 8, 2014

We Are Nowhere Near Understanding The Causes Of Obesity And How To Prevent It, Forbes June 9, 2014

Much Conventional Wisdom About The Causes Of The Obesity Epidemic May Be Wrong, Forbes, June 2, 2014

Should Mammography Be Abolished? Forbes, May 24, 2014

Top Scientists Call For Reform Of "Unsustainable" Biomedical Research Enterprise, Forbes, May 5, 2014

We Worry About Trace Amounts Of BPA While Playing Russian Roulette With Dietary Supplements, Forbes, April 11, 2014

A New Report Documents How Smoking and its Consequences Are Increasingly Confined to the Poor -- A Trend Which Was Pointed Out Forty Years Ago! Forbes, Mar. 30, 2014

The Disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 Represents An Affront To Our Most Basic Assumptions About Reality, Forbes, Mar. 16, 2016

How Credible Is CDC's 43 Percent Decline In Obesity In Young Children? Forbes, Feb. 27, 2014

Sochi and Syria: How Can We Watch The Olympics Knowing What is Going on a Few Hundred Miles Away in Syria? Forbes, Feb. 19, 2014

There Is An Urgent Need To Address The "Terrible Situation Of Chronic Disease In Developing Countries," Forbes, Feb 2, 2014

Weight Gain Starting In Adolescence Is Linked To Greater Mortality Later in Life, Forbes, Jan. 17, 2014

Can The Obesity Epidemic Be Reversed -- Or Does Obesity Represent A New Stage In Human Evolution? Forbes, Jan. 6, 2014


The Passive Smoking Issue Is A Rorschach Test For The Ability To Think Scientifically, Forbes, Dec. 21, 2013

Six Solid Ways To Reduce Your Cancer Risk -- And That Of Your Children, Forbes, Dec. 6, 2014

Maintaining A Healthy Body Weight Is Key To A Healthy Body, Forbes, Nov. 19, 2013

To Combat Some Big Diseases, We Should Focus On The Basics, Forbes Mar. 27, 2013

Cell Phone Conspiracy Theorists Prefer To Indulge In Ad Hominem Attacks Rather Than Debate The Science, Forbes Mar. 20, 2013

Finer-Grained Data Transform Our Understanding Of The Holocaust, Forbes, Mar. 13, 2013 3

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer? The Conspiracy Theorists Say Yes, Forbes, Mar. 10, 2013  

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer? The Diehards Cling Desperately To Opinion, Forbes, Mar. 5, 2013

After 40 Years Of Research, What Do We Know About Preventing Breast Cancer? Forbes, Feb. 24, 2013

What Caused A Billion Dollar Federal Study Of Child Health To Implode? Forbes, Feb. 4, 2013

Making Room for the Unseen in Tackling Complex Problems, Forbes, Jan. 17, 2013

How Useful Is Body Mass Index In Predicting Long-Term Health? Forbes, Jan. 6, 2013 


Natural Does Not Mean Safe. Slate, Nov. 26, 2012

How Activism Distorts The Assessment Of Health Risks, Forbes, Nov. 20, 2012

The Bad News About the Good News About Chocolate, Forbes, April 1, 2012  

Will Removing Menthol From Cigarettes Improve Health? Forbes, Mar. 27, 2012


Does Coffee Drinking Really Protect Against Devastating Diseases? Forbes, Dec. 6, 2011

Behind The World Health Organization's "Cancerous" Pronouncement On Cell Phones, Forbes, Aug. 23, 2011


Defending the achievements, if not the style, of the anti-smoking movement.  2010   In: R. Veras (ed.) Myths and Misconceptions about Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Dissenting Views. Rio de Janeiro: UnATI, 2010, pp. 29-35. 

Hyping Health Risks in Brazil.  Columbia University Press Blog, June 8, 2010


Is “Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke” a Valid Scientific Concept or a Public Relations Gimmick?