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No, Bleach Isn't for Gargling or Washing Fruit

17 Jun 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

COVID-19 and More: Conversations with the McGill OSS

2 Apr 2020

Video of COVID-19 and More: Conversations with the McGill Office for Science and Society

Is Kosher soap unsafe because it contains lye?

23 Aug 2019

Shira Cohen is studying Nutrition at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University, specializing in Global Nutrition. 

Why does an orange taste so horrible after brushing my teeth?

6 Jun 2019

If you have ever taken a good look at the back of a tube of toothpaste during those long two minutes of recommended brushing time, you may have noticed sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium...

Should we be Anti all Anti-Microbial Products?

8 Feb 2018

We received a question about antibacterial soaps, namely why should or shouldn’t we be using them? And if we’re supposed to avoid antibacterial soap, why is Purell, an antimicrobial agent, allowed?

Sulfates in Shampoo

27 Jun 2017

As someone who likes to routinely dye my hair bright pinks, blues and purples, I’m often told by my hairdresser to use sulfate free shampoos. He often talks to me about how multiple bleachings and...

It Started with a Mystery

20 Mar 2017

“You are what you eat” is a time honoured truism. After all, food is the only raw material that enters our body, so we are literally made of what we eat. That of course includes our brain. But what...

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