Aha! My use of Sweet’N Low is justified!

Slate has a great article on how we tend to focus on insignificant carcinogens from the artificial world (that tend to distract our attention and usurp our money for research) and tend to ignore the bigger, much more prevalent threats from natural causes (because it’s easy/socially salient to remember the mantra of artificial = bad and natural = good).  It urges us to forget worrying about how our “cellphones cause cancer” and to remember that HPV is a precondition to half a million cases of cervical cases per year.

Ladies, get your pap smears regularly and use your Spleenda to your heart’s content.


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