Category Archives: Consumer Health

Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 3

(March 6, 2015) The prior Chapter in this series finished with the disclosure that many affected by “energy poverty” were seniors living on fixed incomes wanting to spend their final years; “aging at home” but rising energy prices were making … Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 1

(March 1, 2015) The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) annually puts out a consumer chart with the questions/issues most often asked about.

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Lawrence Solomon: A billion dollars full of nuclear waste

(November 21, 2013) The Deep Geologic Repository is a make-work project. Continue reading

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The Rubber Duckies: Scaring cell users

(June 17, 2011) IARC’s warning of cancer risks for cell users wins an honorable mention a this year’s Rubber Duckies Awards. Continue reading

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The Rubber Duckies: Bloomberg pushes his health obsessions

(June 17, 2011) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s fervent implementation of junk science policies makes him this year’s unrivalled winner of the Rubber Duckies Award. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Death of a maverick

(June 7, 2011) Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, winner of a 1977 Nobel prize in medicine and a lifelong fighter against personal and professional prejudice in science, died last week at age 89. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Saving life and limb

(December 24, 2010) A decades-old treatment using X-rays may be more successful against gangrene than modern techniques. Continue reading

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