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Is Your Makeup Killing You? Decoding Cosmetic Scare Stories

Tue, 2014-03-18 23:36

You’ve seen the stories: There’s Lead in Your Lipstick! Pthalates in Your Shampoo! Parabens in Everything!


Our cosmetics are awash in toxic chemicals, or so it seems. Are we in imminent danger? Should we throw them all out and go au naturelle? Or slather away in a fool’s paradise, only to develop cancer – or worse, pass on our toxic habits to our children as birth defects? Why are there toxins in our products at all? And if these toxins are so dangerous, why isn’t anything being done?


A Scientific Opinion

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Kitchens heat up in Iron Chef competition

Thu, 2014-02-13 18:05

The McGill Reporter

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The Dr. Joe Show today…Natural Toxins

Sun, 2014-02-02 08:42

Listen live at 3pm Eastern time


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Online course offers Food for Thought on ever-changing information

Fri, 2014-01-17 05:16

What is it like to teach a class of more than 20,000 students? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. Colleagues David Harpp and Ariel Fenster and I have been selected to offer McGill’s first “massive open online course,” known in the trade as a MOOC.

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CTV Montreal: Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the dangers of E.coli

Thu, 2014-01-16 05:22

Many strains of E.coli are necessary for human digestion, but O157:H7 can be deadly.


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2013 Frontiers of Science Award Lecture

Thu, 2013-12-12 11:30

Joe Schwarcz is the recipient of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Frontiers of Science Award, the Society's premier prize. He will be presenting the award lecture on December 12 at the Society's Annual Meeting in New York. December 12, New York Hilton, 11:30 AM

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Celebrity Science

Fri, 2013-11-22 11:30

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be giving a lecture at the Quebec Teachers Association.

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Sense, Nonsense and Science

Sat, 2013-11-02 (All day)

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be speaking at the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association annual banquet. 

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"Public Perception of Agriculture - Facts and Myths"

Sat, 2013-08-10 13:00 - 14:00

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will peak your interest with the "Public Perception of Agriculture - Facts & Myths" where he will trace the path between fear-mongerers and chemical enthusiasts in agriculture.

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