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Vinyl Chloride and the Ohio Train Derailment

16 Feb 2023

The recent Ohio train derailment and subsequent fire that released vinyl chloride into the environment has been a terrifying experience for the nearby population. The accident rekindles memories of...

Why should cleaning products that contain ammonia not be mixed with hypochlorite bleach?

29 Nov 2018

When hypochlorite-containing bleach is mixed with ammonia containing products, such as window cleaners, chloramine gas is formed. And even though chloramine is slightly less damaging than chlorine,...

Peeing in the pool

27 Mar 2017

You know those stories about some sort of chemical being added to swimming pool water that changes colour if someone uses the pool as a pee pot? Well, they are not true. There is no such chemical....

The Only Magic Out There is On A Stage

20 Mar 2017

Magical Mystery Cures" with Bob McDonald on "Doc Zone," the excellent CBC program looked at the 'anti-aging" industry. We were treated to a spectacular array of quacks outdoing each other with...

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