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 Righteous Mind (10/10)

Why can it sometimes feel as though half the  population is living in a different moral  universe? Why do ideas such as 'fairness' and  'freedom' mean such different things to  different people?  
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 04/05 Ah Man! Does that

cause cancer too?!

Last week a new study was published describing the  results of a survey of the English general population  asking them “What causes cancer?”. That’s technically  now what they asked, but you get the idea. The study  made the national news, and may have reached an  international audience as well, and for example was  covered by the BBC as follows “Fake cancer causes belief  'rife', research suggests
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Feb ‘18 A Spy Novel by a 

modern-day Franz Anton

Mesmer (and a bit about

low-level radiation)…

So a couple of months ago I attended a  meeting to do with whether childhood  leukemia incidence in the vicinity of  nuclear power stations could be related to  radiation exposure or, well, not…  Unfortunately, the meeting got somewhat  hijacked by a well-known (relatively  speaking, in certain circles) campaigner.