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You can still fish for fun in Sydney Harbour, but there are rules for how much fish your should eat because past tests have shown elevated levels of dioxins in fish and crustaceans. You can still fish for fun in Sydney Harbour, but there are rules for how much fish your should eat because past tests have shown elevated levels of dioxins in fish and crustaceans. Peter Hindmarsh/Flickr

Book review: Poisoned Planet

The World Health Organization estimates that one in every 12 deaths worldwide is due to chemical exposure, sometimes acute but mostly chronic. This eclipses the annual death tolls from malaria, car crashes…
Fewer toxins could reduce the incidence of spills, like those from some Orica plants. Fewer toxins could reduce the incidence of spills, like those from some Orica plants. AAP

Reducing chemical use reduces chemical spills: it’s obvious, so let’s do it

On August 8 last year, there was a leak of about a kilogram of hexavalent chromium from the Orica chemical plant on Kooragang Island, near Newcastle. Hexavalent chromium is a known respiratory irritant…
Researchers aren’t sure whether a relatively common environmental chemical compromises our immune response to vaccines. Researchers aren’t sure whether a relatively common environmental chemical compromises our immune response to vaccines. Chris RubberDragon

Is your health at risk from fish and frying pans?

Will our desire for seafood and non-stick frying pans compromise the effectiveness of vaccines intended to protect us from nasty diseases? Research published today in the Journal of the American Medical…

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