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Fashionably toxic


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item type
an article on a website
author
David Gorski
link
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/fashionable-toxins/
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journal
ScienceBasedMedicine.org
year
2011
month
May 23

excerpt

It’s the toxins.

Toujours les toxines.

How many times have I read or heard from believers in “alternative” medicine that some disease or other is caused by “toxins”? I honestly can’t remember, but in alt-world, no matter what the disease or condition under discussion is, there’s a good chance that sooner or later it will be linked to “toxins.” It doesn’t matter if it’s cancer, autism, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, or that general malaise that comes over people who, as British comedians Mitchell and Webb put it, have more money than sense; somehow, some way, someone will invoke “toxins.”

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