Book Review

The Mesmerist (6.5/10)

In the summer of 1837, a French visitor -  the self-styled Baron Jules Denis Dupotet -  arrived in London to promote an exotic  new idea: mesmerism. 

August ‘18 Probably time to

bury it...

I have now looked at the various wild claims thrown around by the same author about effects of low dose radiation and a so-called bi-phasic dose- response association, and have only found errors in the data, problems with the statistical and epidemiological analyses, problems with the inferences made, unsupported wild claims about enormous risks ignored by “the establishment”, and now also actual clear evidence of scientific misconduct.

December ‘18 Thinking about

time-series...and mobile phones

I recently published a study on time-series of an  aggressive form of brain cancer (Glioblastoma  multiforme) in England and the likelihood of of mobile  phone use causing the observed increase in annual new  cases. Unfortunately, the interpretation of the study on the  website Microwave News was not, let’s just say, ideal.  So here some additional discussion. As a surprise, in addition I did some additional analysis  not presenented in any paper as well. An exclusive so you will!

Book Review

How to be Right... (8/10)

Described as the 'conscience of liberal Britain', James O'Brien has made a name for himself as the voice of reason on LBC radio as he tackles current affairs, social issues and irate callers in a committed and passionate style.
Welcome to “The Fun Police”. This blog  and website grew out of the OEHScience  academic blog I have been running for the  past four years. The articles on here grow out of my daily  academic work in epidemiology, exposure  assessment and public health; just with a  bit of a spin. As such, you fill find this  website to be completely biased,  unrepresentative of any topic or academic  discipline, and basically just a reflection  of my interests. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless, and I  welcome any feedback.....  Frank  
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Book Review

The Mesmerist (6.5/10)

In the summer of 1837, a French visitor -  the self-styled Baron Jules Denis Dupotet -  arrived in London to promote an exotic  new idea: mesmerism. 
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June ‘18 Electrification and

the diseases of other

causes...

In 2010 a new hypothesis was published that  ‘diseases of civilisation’, including cancers,  cardiovascular disease and diabetes, were  caused by the electrification of society.  Recently, a new book was published that builds  on that hypothesis. Let’s have a look at some  of the data used to build that hypothesis in a  bit more detail, shall we.... 
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August ‘18 Probably time to

bury it...

I have now looked at the various wild claims thrown around by the same author about effects of low dose radiation and a so-called bi-phasic dose-response association, and have only found errors in the data, problems with the statistical and epidemiological analyses, problems with the inferences made, unsupported wild claims about enormous risks ignored by “the establishment”, and now also actual clear evidence of scientific misconduct.
Read further..... Read further..... Read further..... Read further..... Read further..... Read further.....