|Junk Science Judo
Self-Defense Against Health Scares &
by Steven J. Milloy
Cell phones and diet soda cause brain cancer. Whole-grain cereals
prevent cancer. Anti-bacterial products are creating supergerms.
Alcohol reduces the risk of heart disease. These are just a few of
the many bogus health scares and scams that bombard us every
Health scares and scams can harm the health of you and your loved
ones, cost you dearly, and rob you of your peace of mind. But what
can you do about it? If you're not a scientist, how can you prevent
yourself from becoming a victim?
Junk Science Judo is the answer.
In 12 easy-to-understand lessons, author Steven J. Milloy walks
you through the modern phenomenon of "junk science," the source of
many health scares and scams.
Junk science is the manipulation of statistics to promote special
policy agendas that have nothing to do with public health and
safety. It can be disseminated by special interest groups, social
and political activists, businesses seeking to hurt rival companies,
and politicians. Unfortunately, many gullible journalists pass on
the bad information, alarming the public and causing much harm.
Milloy teaches you how to debunk junk sciencefueled health
scares by using basic scientific principles that don't require any
specialized training or education. Junk Science Judo will teach you
how to tell the difference between health scams and genuine risks.
After reading this book, you'll never look at the nightly news the
same way again.
Steven Milloy is the publisher of JunkScience.com
, an adjunct
scholar at the Cato Institute, and a columnist for FoxNews.com.
won numerous awards, including being named a "Top Resource" by
Yahoo!, "One of the 50 Best Web Sites of 1998" by Popular
, and a "Hot Pick" by Science
. Milloy has
published more than 100 newspaper and magazine articles on junk
science issues and appears frequently on radio and television.