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I can put science to work for you. Do you need understandable scientific facts from an independent scientist?
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Science Consultant Environmental Consultant
Sustainability Consultant Toxicologist
Science Snippets for print media Science Writer
FactSheets for employees, clients and potential clients
Science Translator/Technical Writer Speaker on Science Topics
Science Storyteller Science-based Marketing
**I can translate technical descriptions to language that you and your clients and employees will understand.
**Are you a concerned citizen with a neighborhood chemical exposure? You need a FactSheet, such as those on my "Services” page.
**Are you a legislator who needs to craft a law about an environmental hazard? Find out the consensus of scientists in a FactSheet like those on my "Services" page.
**Are you a lawyer needing to know if the evidence is scientifically valid? See “Services”.
**Are you a patent lawyer who wants to understand the proposed invention? See "Services> page.
**Are you a reporter who needs to understand a technical report for a story? See "Services" page.
**Are you a member of a public agency or business that needs technical support? See my "Services" page.
**Are you a business owner or manager that wants to inform your employees about the risks of chemicals used in the business and why proper procedures must be used? You need a FactSheet, like those on my "Services” page.
**Do you put out a publication that could use some unique information to liven up your issue? Check out “Science Snippets” on my "Science Fun" page. I also write a trivia column about interesting facts (no celebrities), not all scientific.
**Are you trying to inspire students to go into science? Hire me to give an inspirational talk, say on “Icky science, funny science, useful science”. See "Services" page.
I can write an analysis of a technical report, research the risks of chemicals on a label (or not on the label), give your group a talk on an issue that needs a science foundation or write a FactSheet on an issue that worries you. I can give an entertaining talk on science, to students or adults.
Are you starting a job that will involve issues including science? I can teach you the basics of science at your own pace, with all the time you need for questions, one issue at a time if you wish.
Do you need a Science Storyteller? I can tell many entertaining stories about actual research. Do you know why feeding cows oregano would help mitigate global warming? How did looking closely at kelp show that entire communities of small creatures can travel long distances across oceans? I can write a short book personalized for your child or grandchild with some scientific facts, such as "--- Goes to the Moon".
**Do you need a sustainability consultant to help you save money or even earn money while you mitigate global warming/climate change? My generalist knowledge of science and interest in green technologies, inventions and ideas make me a good source of knowledge.
**Is there scientific research to show benefits to buying your service? You need a personalized FactSheet, like those on the "Services” page.
I also have researched FactSheets on issues of interest (see"Services" page). Each FactSheet, on one topic, selects facts from medical research to help you understand your world.
That's why I've investigated the science of health for women, men, children, older people, pets and distilled what I learned into fact sheets on specific topics.
I am constantly reading through "Science" and other sources for intriguing research on people, pets and other interesting subjects
Do you know that research is ongoing in many fields and what was considered true last year may be shown to be mistaken this year? That's why I investigated low carb diets and the DASH diet.
Are you relieved or suspicious when told not to worry about an environmental hazard, a controversial painkiller, a new food additive? Read my FactSheet on mad cow disease, chronic wasting disease and other prion diseases.
Most toxic agents are used or produced by corporations that pressure the state and federal governments to ignore or downplay the risks of hazardous materials. Do you trust government officials, in the Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Environmental Conservation or the Department of Health, to have your interests at heart instead of those of corporations? Do you know that some of these officials are eventually employed by the corporations they were once responsible for regulating? I want to be your source of trustworthy information on topics that need a knowledge of science.
Are you confused by newspaper articles or television reports that declare last week that scientists have determined that Substance A is good for you and then report this week that scientists have determined that Substance A is now bad for you? News reporters are rarely trained in science and can easily misunderstand research findings. Editors go for the controversial and sensational and avoid the details. Is the research reported the first of its kind? Are its conclusions different from those of other research? Is it good research or junk science? Are the results suspect because the researchers are funded by companies that manufacture the drug or use the chemical? This is why I have researched fact sheets on tobacco and alcohol for you.
Do you want to be healthier but are confused as to how to do it? Buy and readt my FactSheets on diets, exercise, overweight, the food pyramid, the precautionary principle, prion diseases.
I have finished my science-based vampire novel. Imagine if a scientist were turned into a vampire. How would she deal with her new lifestyle? With plenty of scientific facts connected to her new life! I am trying to find a publisher, having had no luck in getting a literary agent.
I have just finished writing a short book including scientific facts for my step-grandson Jacob, "Jacob Goes to the Moon". His grandfather did the illustrations.
As part of Entertaining Science, I have assembled the story of water, from the beginning of the universe to the present, based on research by scientists. It ends with the question "Can you drink money?"
I am the new Political Chair of the Mid-Hudson Group of the Sierra Club.
E-mail me: Dr.Andi@scienceforcitizens.org
Phone me: (845) 255-4371