Wednesday, August 08, 2007

On the Trail of Joseph Mangano

Joseph Mangano, is at it again with his baby teeth act, this time in the pages of the Star-Ledger with an op-ed calling for the closing of Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant.

One more time, here's the crux of our case against Mangano. Eight state departments of health have investigated Mangano's claims, and all eight states (Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Michigan) refused to validate them. Even better, here's what the New Jersey Commission on Radiation Protection had to say about Mangano's research:

The Commission is of the opinion that "Radioactive Strontium-90 in Baby Teeth of New Jersey Children and the Link with Cancer: A Special Report," is a flawed report, with substantial errors in methodology and invalid statistics. As a result, any information gathered through this project would not stand up to the scrutiny of the scientific community. There is also no evidence to support the allegation that the State of New Jersey has a problem with the release of Sr-90 into the environment from nuclear generating plants: more than 30 years of environmental monitoring data refute this.
I wonder if anybody at the Star-Ledger bothered to check his facts before they published his piece. Click here for our most recent post on Mangano and his traveling snake oil act.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And this is the first time that state public health organizations have said that an independent study is not valid? You need more ammunition that what you're shooting to question the validity of Mangano's study. I do not know Mangano and I have a Ph.D. in a social science with plenty of statistical training and LOTS of public policy experience in and out of government. If anyone is shoveling bull here...it seems to be you.

David Bradish said...

If anyone is shoveling bull here...it seems to be you.

I take it you never clicked on any of the links in the post. If you had, you would have found that the last link leads to a more extensive post with much more research and info debunking Mangano.