Calling out Clueless Celebrities

Madonna says she’s “working with scientists” to “neutralise radiation.” Juliette Stevenson says a baby’s immune system can’t handle three pathogens at once. David Baddiel raises alarm about “chemicals” in his blood. None of these people seem to have a clue what they’re on about, but what they say is accepted by a lot of the media and the public. Hence the Science for Celebrities campaign by the charity Sense About Science, including a PDF leaflet to print out and give to that celebrity you bump into in the bar. Guardian coverage here (warning, may contain traces of Gillian McKeith)

This post originally appeared on the Kewl Doodz’n’Chyx community blog

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