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Web Savvy -- General Guide: Sweet Poison

A multi-page tutorial on evaluating web sites, for beginners and those who think they know.

Sweet Poison

Sweet Poison is a web site about the dangers of the artificial sweetener, aspartame. Below you can see an image of the web master and the site's mission.

Sepia photograph of Janet Hull
Sweet Poison's mission

To learn about the author, Dr. Janet Hull, you need to click About Dr. Janet Hull link at the bottom of the column on the right side of the page. This takes you to the page with information pictured on the right.

Dr. Hull is not a physician and probably does not have a PhD though she claims a doctorate in nutrition. Her statement of qualifications states NOTHING about where she went to school, what she has published besides a web page, or who else she worked or works for besides herself. Nonstandard qualifications like these raise a red flag. Unless you are writing about fringe, medical movements, Sweet Poison is probably be a site you would NOT want to use in your research.

screen shot of Dr. Janet Hull's qualifications