They may be interesting, they may be worth a follow-up, but they have no human relevance until science shows it. You just make some bizarre claim, like that your living room is causing diabetes, and you will get attention. (2) They \"suggest\" - because they did no science to show it - that polybrominated diphenyl ethers (a combination of PBDEs in DE-71) in furniture are causing diabetes in humans. Not type 1 diabetes, obviously, but rather the lifestyle form of type 2 diabetes - the one that almost overwhelmingly occurs among obese people. But claiming bananas got diabetes won't get you in the New York Times and for some reason mice will.