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What is this "isobutylene" I keep hearing pop up in the news?

5 Apr 2019

An explosion and fire at a Texas chemical plant fuelled by the extremely flammable gas isobutylene has killed one employee and left the public wondering why such a dangerously flammable gas is...

Are vegetables grown in "tire gardens" safe to eat?

2 Aug 2018

When it comes to chemical composition, tires are extremely complex. Different kinds of rubber, carbon black, vulcanizing agents, antioxidants, antiozonants, polymerization accelerators,...

Latex-Emitting Dandelions

30 May 2017

Ever snap off a dandelion head and see the white liquid seeping out from the stem? It turns out that fluid isn’t sap or poison, but a defense mechanism, in the form of latex! The Lithuanian word...