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Decline in Rush-Hour Traffic a Boon for Health

9 Jul 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette...

The Anti-Vaccine Propaganda of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

16 Apr 2021

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., does not want you to think of him as an anti-vaxxer. I have yet to meet an anti-vaxxer—someone who spreads misinformation about all vaccines being harmful—who is comfortable...

Safety and Chemistry of the Self-Cleaning Oven

18 Jun 2018

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Plastics

20 Mar 2017

"I hate plastics. We should get rid of them.” So began an email I received. The correspondent went on to talk about how plastics are a plague on the environment, how they contain chemicals that...

Should we worry about plastic pollution?

20 Mar 2017

Plastics are the fabric of modern life. They’re in our cars, our planes, our kitchens, our electronics, our furniture, our bottles, our packaging, our floors and our medical equipment. We are using...

Cleaning the air with jeans

20 Mar 2017

You may want them in your jeans, but you probably want to keep them away from your genes. They’re “nano” particles of titanium dioxide, about ten billionths of a meter in diameter that can exhibit...

Pollution from Incinerators

20 Mar 2017

Just about any scientific issue is more complicated than it first seems. And so it is with incineration of waste. A "yes" or "no" answer cannot be given to the question of whether or not...

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