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Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

News & Politics, Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Society & Culture

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We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen. In our travels we will tackle the beasts of pseudoscience; the paranormal, supernatural, ufo / alien encounters, mis-understood history, and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise. Our interview shows feature notable skeptics including; leading astronomy speakers, scientists, philosophy experts, and other scientific, secular, humanist, and skeptical book authors, and critical thinkers.

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Skepticality #073 - Your Water on Drugs - Interview: Dr. Shane Snyder, PhD

March 18th, 2008

Episode 91 of 299 episodes

Last week, a widely circulated Associated Press story reported that"a vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants,mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in he drinking watersupplies of at least 41 million Americans." Derek and Swoopy look beyond the headline hype in their interviewwith Dr. Shane Snyder, who published his first study on "Screening ofDrinking Water for Possible Endocrine Disrupting Compounds" over ten yearsago. As a doctor of Environmental Toxicology and Zoology, Dr. Snyder hasdevoted most of his career to studying the evidence of chemical,environmental and pharmaceutical compounds in the water supply—and whatharm, if any, it poses to the organisms that utilize it.

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