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Applying the Hill Criteria to Biomonitoring Data

Applying the Hill Criteria to Biomonitoring Data

April 14, 2014

As we reported in our previous post, criteria proposed 50 years ago to evaluate the validity of scientific studies also have proven practical for the evaluation of biomonitoring studies. A report published in January and written by Michael Goodman, Judy …

Criteria From Half-Century Ago Best For Assessing Scientific Studies

Criteria From Half-Century Ago Best For Assessing Scientific Studies

British researcher’s tips still helpful to experts and readers

March 31, 2014

In the mid-1960s, Gregory Bond, Ph.D., tells us, British occupational physician Austin Bradford Hill, “published nine ‘viewpoints’ … for assessing whether a reported association between some factor and disease could be a causal one.” Bond says Hill’s recommendations, now referred …

Misinterpretation and Cause-effect Misunderstanding: BPA Bad Science Twoffer

Misinterpretation and Cause-effect Misunderstanding: BPA Bad Science Twoffer

March 11, 2014

With no shortage of shabby research out there, it might be possible to have a full-time job focused only on commenting on poor quality individual biomonitoring studies. And although we try not to make a habit of doing so here, …

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