barryevans 
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Barry Evans

Bio:
Barry Evans lives in Old Town Eureka with his girlfriend (and wife) Louisa Rogers, several kayaks and bikes, and a stuffed gorilla named “Nameless.” A recovering civil engineer, he is the author of two McGraw-Hill popular science books and has taught science and history. His Field Notes anthologies are available... more

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    Re: “'A Deluge of Expletives'

    Nice to find myself completely in agreement with Art Spelling for a change!

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    Posted by barryevans on 07/20/2018 at 10:59 AM

    Re: “Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

    Alcohol being a neurotoxin, I take it your a teetotaller, Art?

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    Posted by barryevans on 06/08/2018 at 10:40 AM

    Re: “Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

    Thanks for this, Steven. Wasnt the Fairbanks (and Palmer etc) anti-fluoridation decision based mainly on the hip-fracture scare?

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    Posted by barryevans on 06/04/2018 at 11:44 AM

    Re: “Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

    In case you too young to have seen this
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr2bSL5VQgM

    Posted by barryevans on 06/04/2018 at 10:27 AM

    Re: “Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

    I dont think its black and white though, Joel. I liked how one study (published in the Lancet back in 2000) ended, looking at fluoridation vs. hip fractures (the latter being a Big Deal in older peopleum, like me):
    There is a low risk of hip fracture for people ingesting fluoride in drinking water at concentrations of about 1 ppm. This low risk should not be a reason for withholding fluoridation of water supplies.
    Against that, theres a metastudy (PLoSOne 2015) which pretty much debunks the osteoporosis-F link.
    But the vaccination link is obvious, as I said in the column, personal rights vs. community benefits. So many examples we just take for granted: chlorinating water supplies, speed limits, crash helmets for bikers, censorship, drug laws, you name it. (I feel another column coming on...)

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    Posted by barryevans on 06/04/2018 at 10:19 AM
    Posted by barryevans on 06/03/2018 at 11:00 PM

    Re: “Cannabis-Related Lights Polluting SoHum Skies

    I assume noise pollution from generators accompanies the light pollution?

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    Posted by barryevans on 05/12/2018 at 10:52 PM

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