The Reality Check #103: WiFi/BPA Fear + Allergies + Mars Size Myth

How Mars will look compared to the moon?

Jon covers some recent unfounded fears in the Canadian press, both WiFi and BPA (Bisphenol A). Elan looks at the leading theories for why allergies seem to be on the rise. Darren settles the question of whether Mars will appear in the sky to be the same size.

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Show Notes
WiFi and BPA

Initial CBC WiFi Story

Simcoe County Safe School Committee website

Episode 13 – BPA Coverage

Ottawa Skeptics’ investigation into the science of BPA safety

Allergies

Wikipedia – Allergies

Time.com – Have Americans Gone Nuts Over Nut Allergies?

Nature.com – Are food allergies on the rise?

cnn.com – Why are food allergies on the rise?

Mars/Moon Myth
ABC
Snopes

 

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