5 Times Fake Science Ruined 2016

By all measures, 2016 has been an interesting year for science and health news. As evident by the attention given to “fake news,” people don’t like being duped. So we decided to round up some of the worst headlines perpetuating “fake science,” the unsubstantiated claims behind the internet’s favorite theories.

From the seemingly plausible to the downright ridiculous, here are the Worst Fear-Driven Headlines of 2016.

  1. Protect Your Womb From the Devil Drink
  2. Donald Trump: Anti-vaccine campaigner claims President-elect signalled support during campaign event
  3. The plastic plague: Hormone-disrupting chemicals in everyday things like water bottles DO cause cancer, diabetes, ADHD and autism – and cost US $340 BILLION a year
  4. FDA Tests Confirm Oatmeal, Baby Foods Contain Residues of Monsanto Weed Killer
  5. What the state isn’t telling you about processed meat

For explanations why these headlines made us cringe, check out our recently posted Buzzfeed Article.