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For the record

For the Record

When scientific evidence is misrepresented in the news, experts can set the record straight. 'For the record' pieces have responded to articles making dodgy science claims, ranging from junk food causing allergies, magnets easing the symptoms of menopause or that perfume can make your unborn baby infertile.

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Response to article claiming that an ingredient in chemical sunscreens may 'speed the development of malignant cells and tumours'Response to article claiming that an ingredient in chemical sunscreens may 'speed the development of malignant cells and tumours'
 
Response to stories that "meat is tainted by GM"Response to stories that "meat is tainted by GM"
 
Response to stories suggesting that e-cigarettes are as dangerous as tobacco, or worse, during pregnancyResponse to stories suggesting that e-cigarettes are as dangerous as tobacco, or worse, during pregnancy
 
Response to suggestions that placenta pills stop postnatal depressionResponse to suggestions that placenta pills stop postnatal depression
 
Response to claims that pesticides are causing a fertility crisis "worse than global warming"Response to claims that pesticides are causing a fertility crisis "worse than global warming"
 
Response to headlines suggesting ME 'is all in the mind'Response to headlines suggesting ME 'is all in the mind'
 
Response to headline "You can catch Alzheimer's"Response to headline "You can catch Alzheimer's"
 
Response to headline claiming e-cigarettes 'tempt young into smoking'Response to headline claiming e-cigarettes 'tempt young into smoking'
 
Study author responds to "99% of seabirds have swallowed plastic dumped in oceans"Study author responds to "99% of seabirds have swallowed plastic dumped in oceans"
 
Response to "Breastfed children have higher level of toxic chemicals"Response to "Breastfed children have higher level of toxic chemicals"
 
Response to headline "Bulk of research on impacts of ocean acidification is FLAWED"Response to headline "Bulk of research on impacts of ocean acidification is FLAWED"
 
Are environmental factors causing an increase in dementia?Are environmental factors causing an increase in dementia?
 
Response to headline "Smoking during pregnancy raises risk of having children who carry out crimes"Response to headline "Smoking during pregnancy raises risk of having children who carry out crimes"
 
Are police not investigating burglaries at odd numbered houses?Are police not investigating burglaries at odd numbered houses?
 
Authors respond to "pregnant women should be tested for alcohol"Authors respond to "pregnant women should be tested for alcohol"
 

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