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Potentially poisonous printers petrify Trade union

Ecologist

1st August, 2007

Trade union UNISON today called for further research into the health risks of office laser printers. more...
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Behind the label: Red Bull & Nicorette patches

Pat Thomas

10th May, 2007

Trying to keep up with a fast-paced, 24/7 lifestyle *and* a smoking ban? Find that the old 'crack in a can' and a patch does the job? Think again... more...
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Scientists: no one knows the real risks of Wi-Fi

News

30th April, 2007

A professor at Bristol University has called for an inquiry into the dangers of Wi-Fi wireless internet technology. more...
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5 mens products you should steer clear of

Pat Thomas

26th April, 2007

Metrosexual man cares about his appearance. He uses body sprays, hair gel, and fragrances. He maybe even eats salads. Does he give any thought as to what social norms have forced onto his skin? more...
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Parkinson's disease linked to pesticides

News

24th April, 2007

The link between exposure to chemical pesticides and Parkinson’s disease has become even clearer, following the release of data from two new studies, ENN reports. more...
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5 beauty products you should avoid

Pat Thomas

19th April, 2007

Beauty products. Few items are sold to us with more reassurances that they will be good for our health, appearance and well-being. Few items are so drastically misnamed. In this collection of 'Behind the Label' articles, we select five beauty products that shouldn't feature on your bathroom shelf... more...
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Five beauty products you should avoid

Pat Thomas

19th April, 2007

Beauty products. Few items are sold to us with more reassurances that they will be good for our health, appearance and well-being. Few items are so drastically misnamed. In this collection of 'Behind the Label' articles, we select five beauty products that shouldn't feature on your bathroom shelf... more...
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UPDATE: Environment Agency responds to the Ecologist's article

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

3rd April, 2007

Just over one week ago, the Ecologist posted a story on its website detailing the Environment Agency's failure to sue Monsanto for dumping tonnes of highly toxic chemicals in a Welsh landfill site. more...
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Behind the label: Nicorette nicotine patches

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

We all know that smokers should quit the habit. But does nicotine replacement really help? Pat Thomas investigates more...
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EXLUSIVE: How the Environment Agency is gagging one eyewitness to what is potentially one of the UK's biggest environmental crimes

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd March, 2007

The Environment Agency (EA) is within weeks of letting Monsanto escape its liability for dumping thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals – including all the ingredients of the DDT defoliant Agent Orange – in two quarries in Wales. more...
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Breathe Easy?

Christine Loh

8th March, 2007

With news that storms caused by smog from Asian cities over the Pacific Ocean will melt Artic ice, Christine Loh, the CEO of Civic Exchange, looks at Hong Kong, where worsening air pollution causes on average four deaths a day. more...
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Behind the label: Red Bull

Pat Thomas

1st March, 2007

It has spawned a dozen urban legends. It gets praised and reviled by bloggers. And it tastes like carbonated cough syrup. But does Red Bull do you any good? Pat Thomas reports more...

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Junk food...Italy?

News

20th February, 2007

Italy, long seen as the healthy man of Europe, is beginning to suffer the effects of fast- and junk-food, the Guardian reports. more...
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Behind the label: Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Capsules

Pat Thomas

1st February, 2007

As doctors can tell you, the best remedy for colds and flu is the traditional one: rest, warmth, fluids – and time. Drug manufacturers want you to believe otherwise. But, as Pat Thomas reports, pharmaceutical ‘cures’ may be more than just a waste of money more...
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Chemically Bonded

Zoe Cormier

1st December, 2006

For the Canadian Aanishnaabek tribe, who live on a reserve surrounded by chemical plants, there seems no escape. Do they leave, and abandon their past, or stay, and perhaps lose their future? Zoe Cormier investigates

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School Uniformity

Rachel Ragg

22nd September, 2006

The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates more...
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Bin your bin

Jon Hughes

1st July, 2006

If you don't want an incinerator near you, you are either going to have to move to a rich neighbourhood or bin your bin... more...
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Behind the label: Maybelline Superstay 16-hour lip colour

Pat Thomas

1st May, 2006

What goes on your lips can go into your mouth – and it may be far from palatable. Pat Thomas investigates more...
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ASBOs vs Nutrition

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2006

Over 1,000 juvenile delinquents showed a 44 per cent drop in antisocial behaviour when put on a low sugar diet. So why is the government completely ignoring what we are feeding our children, and yet is happy to spend £2,500 on administering each ASBO? more...
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Behind the label: Interior paints

Pat Thomas

1st February, 2006

Thinking of brightening up your house for spring? Think again, there’s a lot more to paint than meets the eye. Pat Thomas reports
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Avian flu - the ecology of an epidemic

Pat Thomas

1st December, 2005

Bird flu has been raging through Asia for more than a decade. But it is only recently that most of us have started to pay attention to the story. Pat Thomas seperates fact from fiction and asks whether this is a random act of nature or yet another man-made disaster. more...
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Behind the label: Blistex lip salve

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2005

Warning! Kissable lips may endanger your health. By Pat Thomas more...
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Behind the label: Nivea Moisturising Lotion

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2005

Are we being naïve about nivea? By Pat Thomas more...

Purely cosmetic changes?

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2005

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a hefty warning to the cosmetics industry - clean up your act or else. The question is: will the agency follow through? more...
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National disease service

Yves Engler

1st October, 2004

Antibacteria-resistant superbugs are turning hospitals into killers more...

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