When did chocolate become part of holiday tradition? Who cares! Everyone loves chocolate. It’s good for your heart, your brain and your psyche. It’s delicious and it goes with everything. Except dogs. Chocolate and dogs definitely don’t mix. How can chocolate be toxic? Methylxanthines are a […]
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So, you have something that is sweet, tasty and tempting to sip from the bottle (or lick off the garage floor). But it’s also poisonous and can kill when ingested. It isn’t meant to be consumed anyway, so why not make it taste terrible instead? […]
There’s one known carcinogen none of us can avoid: Solar radiation. Our sun isn’t a big ball of fire; it’s a huge nuclear fusion reactor. And so sunburn isn’t a thermal burn, like you get from standing too near fire. It’s a radiation burn, so it’s […]
Ah, the holidays. A time for friends and family to gather at the hearth, sharing food, drink and good cheer. But could your cozy fire be poisoning your guests? It could be, and you might not even realize it. Is everyone a little sleepy? Complaining of […]
Everything in your home, car and office is a poison . . . and also not a poison. The more you know, the less fearful you’ll be.