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The Business of Bottled Water | Think Bigg
Because bottle water is considered a food, it’s regulated by the FDA. In contrast, tap water is regulated by the EPA. A Natural Resources Defense Council study found that bottled water sold in the U.S. isn’t necessarily cleaner or safer than most tap water. Tabetha at Think Bigg writes a thought-provoking article on the business of bottled water.
- DNA and Spit Law Enforcement Campaigns | Eye on DNA
What is it with people spitting at other people? Hsien at Eye on DNA tells us about the spit law enforcement campaign in England. Maybe that’ll make them think twice about spitting!
I Could Swear I’ve Read This Post Before | Healthbolt
New clues regarding deja vu have Sara at Healthbolt saying “I could swear I’ve read this post before.”
The Sherpa Silenced | Gene Sherpas: Personalized Medicine and You
Steve Murphy, a.k.a. the Gene Sherpa, is making an appeal for more Gene Sherpas:
I am now putting out a plea to all of those who wish to harness genetics for health and longevity, those who wish to have science behind their clinical decision making, those who have a keen business sense and the ethics to make you shudder when you see what is being sold, those who wish to learn more about the future of genetic and medicine.
Chocolate Myths | Sciencebase
David at Sciencebase writes about chocolate and the alkaloids caffeine and theobromine, and also provides a great example of unfounded claims and the importance of scientific evidence and source referencing.