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Talk:Chelation therapy

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This Alternative medicine related article has been awarded BRONZE status for quality. It's getting there, but could be better with improvement. See RationalWiki:Article rating for more information.


Nice entry[edit]

Very nice entry "Dr."
Though it's not as concise as I'd like.
Don't forget to mention the link between breast cancer and abortion.
Aschlafly 18:44 27 June 2007

Hey, you forgot to log in. --Kels 18:06, 27 June 2007 (CDT)
For completeness, we didn't forget: Evidence linking abortion to breast cancer

Pay him no mind Doc. I think your article is..SWELL. CЯacke® 17:46, 27 June 2007 (CDT)

You both suck, just one of you is probably better at it.--PalMD-yada yada 17:57, 27 June 2007 (CDT)

I do have one minor quibble. The intro talks about chelation therapy and defines the term quite well, and then notes that a search of chelation and artheriosclerosis turns up very few hits. But it doesn't until that point give any reason why you'd want to connect the terms. Shouldn't the claims to that effect come before the search info? --Kels 18:06, 27 June 2007 (CDT)

Good point...give me a sec..--PalMD-yada yada 18:10, 27 June 2007 (CDT)
Better, although you might want to add a little something about why getting so few results in a Medline search is a big deal, since not all that many non-medical types would probably get the significance. Maybe split it into two smaller paragraphs? One for definition and claims, the other for search results and such? --Kels 18:37, 27 June 2007 (CDT)
Agreed-- im on it.--PalMD-yada yada 18:39, 27 June 2007 (CDT)
Much better, good work. --Kels 18:45, 27 June 2007 (CDT)
Thanks for the help.--PalMD-yada yada 19:03, 27 June 2007 (CDT)

Isn't chelation therapy legitimately used to treat heavy metal poisoning? 18:54, 26 January 2009 (EST)

Activated Charcoal[edit] a proven medical therapy whereby the substance is administered orally, and ingested toxins are adsorbed on to the many surfaces of the AC. This renders them chemically inert, and they can then be excreted. Chelation, chemically, is different from adsorption.--PalMD-Goatspeed! 20:02, 16 July 2007 (CDT)

cover story[edit]

(please do not archive this section)

  • SusanG - nominated it, so probably "yes"
  • I think it's a good article, so I vote yes as well. humanUser talk:Human 12:40, 29 January 2008 (EST)

In the absence of any dissent (or, for that matter, any discussion!) I'm going to tag it "approved" now. humanUser talk:Human 21:10, 11 February 2008 (EST)

"By Definition?"[edit]

It seems to me that there's a bit of a problem with claiming that autistic people, by definition, are incapable of giving consent. Maybe this applies to profoundly non-verbal autistic people, but surely not to the overwhelming majority of people on the autism spectrum.--Lady Corvex 15:20, 27 June 2012 (PTZ)

Dead boy not killed by chelation therapy[edit]

Moved to Forum:Brasov said something

Is this really cover worthy?[edit]

Cover nom is from 2008 so I suppose standards were a little different back then, but it's kinda sorta short.--JorisEnter (talk) 22:54, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Probably not even silver. Feel free to de-cover. Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 23:22, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
It may not be good but it's of high importance. It's woo. It's got celebrity advocates. It relates to other bad things. Plus it's part of the vaccine/autism freak show. It doesn't get much more important to RW than that. But bronze? That's cool. MarmotHead (talk) 01:46, 26 February 2016 (UTC)