By Hank Campbell | January 19th 2015
One of the biggest struggles in toxicology is creating the correct parameters so you are modeling the real world as closely as possible. It's an enormous task to model the environment with its millions of factors, so controlled studies are done using animals.
Scientists design experiments that give an animal a lot of something at once and that can tell them 'this is the threshold where more analysis is a waste of time' and perhaps also find an effect that may be worth studying in more detail. It's a time-honored technique but it's also a technique that can be exploited.
Imagine you read a headline claiming that drinking Scotch was linked to massive brain damage and sudden death. That's an alarming finding and it's likely you would stop drinking Scotch due to the precautionary principle, even if you had consumed Scotch safely in the past. .........Drinking 10,000 shots of Scotch at once is not a real world possibility. Yet beyond the pale of reality is how a large number of toxicology results get portrayed - and the public doesn't know it unless they read the fine print. ......'No
one has, no one will and no one can get enough atrazine into them to cause an
adverse effect.' That's an extreme way of saying that these minuscule amounts
in water that you occasionally see are totally irrelevant to the biological
My Take - For easy reference 10,000 shots of scotch @ 1.5 oz. per shot is 585.8231 bottles of Scotch. Please see the "Note" at the end of article. Real science is meaningless to the greenies, and that's why I keep saying that to be green is to be irrational, misanthropic and morally defective. Mostly I've come to believe it means being insane - how else can you explain why they take the positions they take.