Curling Up In Front of the (Carcinogenic) Fireplace

Everyone loves to sit in front of a cozy fireplace — not surprising, given the role of fire in the evolution of our species.  Hominids who hated campfires probably didn’t survive to leave many descendants. Sadly, our Stone Age instincts are leading us astray.  Firewood should probably carry the same kind of warnings as cigarettes. …


A New Call for Caution About Chemicals

An advance description of a forthcoming report by the President’s Cancer Panel: It [the report] calls on America to rethink the way we confront cancer, including much more rigorous regulation of chemicals. Traditionally, we reduce cancer risks through regular doctor visits, self-examinations and screenings such as mammograms. The President’s Cancer Panel suggests other eye-opening steps …