Triclosan has been in the news lately and has been banned in some products in Minnesota. In question are some studies that suggest that the anti-bacterial agent may have negative health effects such as acting as endocrine disruptor, possible carcinogenic activity, and creating resistant strains of bacteria. Are these claims justified? If you are using a triclosan-containing product, should you be concerned? In this Quickie, Jason and Grant review the current status of triclosan and offer their opinions.
In this episode of The Prism, Jason and Grant chat with Mr. Paul Ingraham, former massage therapist and woo apostate. His Wikipedia-esque website PainScience.com has a wealth of information about aches, pains, and injuries. In addition to hundreds of articles, he also has comprehensive science-based ebooks about common pain problems like low back pain, so-called “trigger points”, and running and overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis, all richly referenced. Skeptics will particularly enjoy some his writing, like his response to allegations of negativity