Critical Thinking

Episode 21: Alcohol, Family Law, and a Biomarker Called PETH

Want to support Critical Science? You can give here. Thanks for your patience while I was away on travel. I spent a couple of weeks in...

Episode 18: 1,974 Cans of Diet Soda, Sucralose, and Cancer

Support for the Critical Science Podcast is provided by listeners. Small donors keep the lights on here. Want to support Dr. Burgoon and Critical...

Episode 17: No, Aspartame Won’t Give You Cancer.

Support for the Critical Science Podcast is provided by listeners. Small donors keep the lights on here. Want to support Dr. Burgoon and Critical...

Episode 14: Biomarkers, Vinyl Chloride, and the Law

I was talking with a colleague about an article from a few weeks ago. A person tested positive for a biomarker associated with vinyl...

Episode 13: Science Myths: PFAS Edition

If you've heard the podcast before, you know I'm pushing you to think critically. Don't accept what you read in headlines, or in the...

Episode 12: East Palestine, Ohio and Scientific Uncertainty

What does scientific uncertainty, and communicating about uncertainty, have to do with the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio? A lot. In today's episode, I...

Episode 11: Science By Press Release, Trichloroethylene, and Parkinson’s Disease

Lots to say here. In today's episode I'm going to talk about something that bothers me -- science by press release. Not all science...

Episode 10: Office Hours: Clean Makeup

A listener asked me recently, "What's clean makeup?" And ya know what? I didn't have a clue. I mean, I guessed what it was,...

Episode 9: Is That Benzene in My Sunscreen Going to Give Me Cancer?

This is a bit newsy -- the makers of Banana Boat have recalled several products due to a benzene contamination. So, what is benzene?...

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