Wildfire smoke, even from fires far away, carries potentially harmful gases that, once inside, tend to stick around. An air quality specialist offers an easy, cheap, effective way to deal with it.
It’s not just the ingredients we should be concerned about. The devices themselves release chemicals that end up in our blood and urine.
How dangerous is borax? And what’s the best way to judge the toxicity of everyday household products?
This caterpillar can cause excruciating pain when touched. But unlike most venomous arthropods, it uses its venom purely for self-defence.
It’s mushroom season in many parts of Australia. Here’s what you need to know before you go foraging.
Xylazine, or tranq, is increasingly being mixed with drugs like fentanyl or heroin and can be difficult to detect. Most people who use drugs are unable to tell if they have been exposed to it.
Remember: the presence of something does not automatically mean it is harmful. It is the dose that makes the poison.
From ‘Breaking Bad’ to James Bond, certain chemicals are popular options for characters looking to achieve nefarious ends.
From eating potpourri to blast fishing, Wednesday Addams and her friends and family get involved in a number of grisly hijinks. But could they happen in real life?
Thornapple or jimsonweed and related plants have an interesting history – from an early asthma treatment to intoxicated British soldiers.
Affected poppy seeds made into a tea have led to seizures and cardiac arrests.
It’s impossible to escape exposure to microplastics and a new study confirms they’re in household dust around the world. But the health risks appear surprisingly low, and vacuuming makes a difference.
A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
We’ve made a few mistakes in the past two years, when it comes to developing COVID drugs. Some were obvious and could have easily been avoided.
They’re calling for advice before using bleach or disinfectant. Or they’re calling to ask about side-effects after gargling, spraying or bathing in them. It’s a worry.
Side-effects for this unproven and potentially dangerous treatment range from vomiting and diarrhoea to seizures and a coma.
Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?
It’s all about the dose.
For combustion to occur, oxygen must be present. Ammonium nitrate prills provide a much more concentrated supply of oxygen than the air around us.
EPA is moving to regulate two chemicals from a group called PFAS that are contaminating drinking water. A public health expert explains why the agency should take much broader action.