Episode 002 — What is a toxin?

In this episode, my friend and colleague Greg joins me to talk (ramble, rant, etc) about the topic of food additives. Greg is a graduate student in Chemistry at a large midwestern university. His research focuses on the photochemical and photophysical interactions of particles. (Greg will likely be a regular contributor on Stop. Think. Science! so I’m sure we will hear more about this).

Things we talked about in this episode:

  • You can’t believe everything you read, or every expert on the internet
  • What exactly is a “Toxin”?
  • The “toxicity” of a compound is dependent on its dose
  • Food Babe
  • Dr. Oz
  • Food Babe and airplane travel
  • The IARC list of carcinogenicity
  • Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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