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New blog post “Electrification and the diseases of other causes…”

June 22, 2018


In 2010 a new hypothesis was published that ‘diseases of civilisation’, including cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, were caused by the electrification of society. Recently, a new book was published that builds on that hypothesis. Let’s have a look at some of the data used to build that hypothesis in a bit more detail, shall […]

A Spy Novel by a modern-day Franz Anton Mesmer (and a bit about low-level radiation)…

February 20, 2018


So a couple of months ago I attended a meeting to do with whether childhood leukemia incidence in the vicinity of nuclear power stations could be related to radiation exposure or, well, not… Unfortunately, the meeting got somewhat hijacked by a well-known (relatively speaking, in certain circles) campaigner…. Link to the full Fun Police article: […]

What is in the name?

November 9, 2015


Great news! I am really chuffed to announce that the first (of many, I hope) guest blog post has now been published on my The Fun Police blog! And it is about flowers……..or is it……..?!?! So head over now and have a read: just click The Fun Police.

A medieval hermit, a religious nut and a mobile phone enter a pub……….

March 28, 2014


Sometimes it is a very good idea to look at a problem from a completely different and sometimes unexpected angle. That’s what this post is all about. It’s about idiopathic environmental intolerance, or, in medical terminology “I don’t feel well and my doctor has no idea what it is, but I am pretty sure it’s […]

Mixing babies, Popper, power lines and this blog’s Comments Section

February 4, 2014


Unfortunately, I missed a January blog post, just by a couple of days. Fortunately, that was to wait for the publication of a paper, which is now available for download online…and which is the topic of this particular blog post. It’s one where I am going to try something new; I am going to ask […]

Dirty electricity is not getting any cleaner

December 12, 2013


“Dirty electricity” has been on the march again. Before moving on the rest of this article, and to prevent the standard messages and emails I get when I post something about ‘dirty electricity’, let me point out that I have no beef with the concept (other than that I very much prefer the term ‘high […]

2nd UK & Ireland Exposure Science meeting: Prof Nieuwenhuijsen confirmed as 2nd keynote

December 12, 2013


It is my great pleasure to announce that Professor Mark Nieuwenhuijsen from the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona, has been confirmed as the 2nd keynote speaker at the 2nd UK & Ireland Exposure Science meeting in Manchester (March 4th, 2014). Many of you will have come across the work of Prof […]