SCIENCE, RISK AND VACCINATION

Courtesy Brian Orr via flickr.com

“The bottom line: Pseudo-science preys on well-intentioned people who, motivated by love for their kids, become vulnerable to one of the world’s oldest professions. Enter the snake-oil salesman.”

—Amy Wallace, “An Epidemic of Fear,” Wired magazine

Being a parent is scary

Kids get sick, and the treatment is often hard to understand. You are basically handing control over your child’s life and health to you doctor. It’s a huge act of trust.

Some parents are uncomfortable with this. They don’t trust medicine. They want more control. So they ignore doctors’ advice and turn to alternative treatments.

Is this alright?
Does it put their child’s health in danger?
Does it put you in danger?
Read on to find out…