Context Clues: Fentanyl in Mushrooms?

An emergency text went out at Electric Forest 2022 claiming that fentanyl-laced mushrooms were causing ODs. We break down different ways to read articles like this to determine the validity of their claims, while pointing out red flags that indicate where information might be getting inflated.

Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection You are at risk of hearing loss Hearing damage can take the form of temporary or permanent ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and loss of the ability to hear clearly. Hearing damage is irreversible. Once it happens, it’s permanent (in all but some very rare cases). Amplified music can cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). A study in Great Britain found that 62% of regular club-goers have symptoms of hearing loss. The risk of hearing damage depends on: 1) how loud the music is; 2) how close you are to the speakers; 3) how long you are near the speakers; 4) previous hearing...