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Christmas carols and tobacco

December 16, 2011

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It is almost Christmas; a time to eat as much as humanly possible in two days, but also traditionally a time to think of others rather than oneself. Whether that happens in practice is another matter and I don’t know the answer to that, but what i do know that in the Netherlands the whole […]

My weight (now that’s rude), my (occasional :-)) drink, the sun (I doubt that), or will it be my work after all?

December 8, 2011

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I cannot look into the future, at least not too far ahead, and to be honest that is a major inconvenience. I guess however, that is how everyone else feels about this issue as well. I can make the reasonable assumption though that, if I don’t get ill or die of anything else earlier, I’ll […]

Dr Nathan Green’s new series of columns in the Guardian

December 2, 2011

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While reading the Guardian online I accidentally stumbled upon a new series of columns written by Dr Nathan Green. He, upon closer inspection, turns out to be a colleague of mine here at Manchester. I am convinced you’ll find this as interesting as me, especially if you don’t work with statistics on a daily basis […]

X2012, the 7th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment

December 1, 2011

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Because one cannot spam enough, some additional information about the X2012 conference this summer in Edinburgh (and which i am c0-organizing): BOHS is hosting X2012, the 7th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment. This four day international conference will bring together the leading experts who have been instrumental in the development of the […]