Chemistry

Here Are The Chemicals The Organic Industry Exempts For Organic Food In 2019

The organic food industry, even large players like Whole Foods, created a disturbing trend; lying to customers about whether or not organic food uses pesticides or chemicals. In reality, organic food is covered in pesticides. If they were not, instead of o ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 2 2019 - 11:18am

Thanksgiving Chemophobia- If Toxins Scare You, Stop Eating

While driving to my doctor's office to get some persistent Toxicodendron diversilobum (that's poison oak) looked at, I listened to NPR. Just as you would expect of me, my radio stations will all have buttons for NPR, country music, whatever stati ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 5 2019 - 10:17am

DFDT: Nazi Cousin Of DDT Has Been 'Rediscovered' But Will People Want It?

Scientists have written a paper talking about how they "rediscovered" a pesticide that had never really been forgotten but had been ignored because it was created during the Nazi regime and really expensive; DFDT, a chemical relative of DDT. Germ ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 17 2019 - 5:49pm

The Science Of Beer Foam

I'm not much of a drinker, never have been. I have always assumed it was because I did competitive athletics until I was about 25, which means I was outside the age where you 'learn' to like the taste of alcohol, so I never picked it up. Old ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 22 2019 - 10:54pm

Here All The Certified Organic Foods With Carcinogens You Need To Avoid This Thanksgiving

Let's say your Generation Z child is concerned about chemicals in your Thanksgiving meal and you want to avoid that awkward moment when they don't look up from their phones while saying "OK Boomer" as you try to explain to them that all ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 27 2019 - 12:39pm

A Happy 150th Birthday To Mendeleev’s Periodic Table Of The Elements, Courtesy Of NYU

In March of 1869,  the chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev made a presentation to the Russian Chemical Society and outlined patterns in elements that led him to postulate his periodic table of the existing 63 elements. Since a new one was being discovered ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 13 2019 - 7:01am

Formaldehyde Is Going To Be Reviewed By EPA Again And That's A Good Thing. Here's Why

Formaldehyde is one of the most studied, and regulated, chemical substances in commerce today. For decades, this substance has been continuously studied to help ensure regulated safe exposure levels for formaldehyde are protective. ...

Article - Kimberly Wise White - Jan 6 2020 - 7:00am

Scaremongering Suncreen: The Myths And Why They're Wrong

Many people are reluctant to use sunscreen, even though it’s an important element in preventing the skin cancers that affect about two in three of us at some time in our lives. The Cancer Council says myths about sunscreens contribute to this reluctance. ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 7 2020 - 5:30am

It's Not Scary Cosmetic Chemicals That May Cause A Rash, It's The Nature Of The CD1a Molecule

Some people can experience a rash or sensitivity to some cosmetics while most people are fine. It isn't that modern cosmetics are bad, regardless what alternative companies and their trade groups like Campaign for Safe Cosmetics claim, it's natur ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 7 2020 - 6:30am

It's The Calories In Pizza That Will Make You Fat, Not The Box: Congress Wants To Ban The Box

A few years ago I sent an employee to a debate to argue over what was more harmful for your body, the pizza or the pizza box. I am not kidding. A subset of activists absolutely says with straight faces that a trace chemical in a box is more harmful than ge ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 13 2020 - 6:32pm