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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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|Steroid use amongst 11 year olds|
|Mouthwash and oral cancer risk|
|Can perfume make your unborn baby infertile?|
|Are mercury fillings dangerous?|
|Chlorinated water and birth defects|
|Diet and determining your baby's sex|
|Chemicals in Children|
|Harmful chemicals in make-up and household products|
|Underarm deodorants and breast cancer|
|Heatwave advice to pregnant women|
|Interpretation of clinical trial data|
|Growth hormones in livestock|
|Do fizzy drinks make teenagers more likely to carry a gun?|
A new study links fizzy drink consumption to violent behaviour in teenagers, but there are many other factors not taken into account.