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For the record

For the Record

When scientific evidence is misrepresented in the news, experts can set the record straight. 'For the record' pieces have responded to articles making dodgy science claims, ranging from junk food causing allergies, magnets easing the symptoms of menopause or that perfume can make your unborn baby infertile.

All 'For the record' pieces

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"Drinking two fizzy drinks a day 'raises blood pressure'""Drinking two fizzy drinks a day 'raises blood pressure'"
 
"Lipstick could harm baby's IQ""Lipstick could harm baby's IQ"
 
"Fracking risk compared to thalidomide and asbestos in Walport report"?"Fracking risk compared to thalidomide and asbestos in Walport report"?
 
"Men are better at reading maps as it helps them sow their wild oats""Men are better at reading maps as it helps them sow their wild oats"
 
"Men are getting fatter because of hormones in plastic and soy""Men are getting fatter because of hormones in plastic and soy"
 
"Cannabis can be as addictive as heroin or alcohol""Cannabis can be as addictive as heroin or alcohol"
 
"Does living near wind farms damage hearing?""Does living near wind farms damage hearing?"
 
"How two-screen viewing can damage brain""How two-screen viewing can damage brain"
 
"Is blood type linked to higher risk of dementia?""Is blood type linked to higher risk of dementia?"
 
"Does smoking make people more likely to commit suicide?""Does smoking make people more likely to commit suicide?"
 
Are there dangerous pesticides in our bread? Are there dangerous pesticides in our bread?
 
Was a trial on complementary medicine in Northern Ireland "spectacularly successful"?Was a trial on complementary medicine in Northern Ireland "spectacularly successful"?
 
"Is your child's mobile phone scrambling their brain?""Is your child's mobile phone scrambling their brain?"
 
Are wartime helmets too dangerous for the classroom?Are wartime helmets too dangerous for the classroom?
 
"Children in agricultural areas are being exposed to a dangerous cocktail of pesticides""Children in agricultural areas are being exposed to a dangerous cocktail of pesticides"
 

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