February 03, 2015

How to mess with the minds of #antivaxxers AND #homeopathy touters

Once again, those natural supplements aren't so pure and pristine, per a complaint by the New York AG's office:
The authorities said they had run tests on popular store brands of herbal supplements at the retailers — Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC — which showed that roughly four out of five of the products contained none of the herbs listed on their labels. In many cases, the authorities said, the supplements contained little more than cheap fillers like rice and house plants, or substances that could be hazardous to people with food allergies.
This news, of course, started my mind to racing away. 

You know what would make a helluva "Merry Pranksters" gig? Either hack the NY AG's office to say that thimerosal was among the contaminants, or sneak into a "nutritionals" lab in Utah and actually sprinkle products with thimerosal.

Watch the antivaxxers and naturopaths etc., freak out after that.

Part 2 is to tell them that the thimerosal was XXXX diluted to increase its homeopathic power.

On the more serious side, more details of the investigation are here. Per the story, maybe Orrin Hatch needs some thimerosal as a belated Christmas present. Or more seriously, the NY AG needs to loop Hatch into its case.

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