Categories for Health

Forbidden Snacks

Jan 28, 2018 @ 5pm ()

Apparently teens are eating Tide Pods? Enough so that The SciShow created a video about it.

In the first 3 weeks of 2018 at least 86 American teens have gotten sick enough to alert poison control.

I wasn’t going to post about the Tide Pod issue itself. I just wanted to get to the following Reddit bit – but found the Sci-Show post, which happens to be a really interesting lesson on a really stupid behavior. You’d think that “don’t eat laundry detergent” would be enough, but if side effects like “vomiting blood and seizures” doesn’t change your mind… *shrug*

Anyways, onto the original post – Reddit has a /r/forbiddensnacks subthread that is laughable. Check it out.

VIA BOING BOING

Noise Pollution.

Jan 27, 2018 @ 8pm ()

When you think about pollution in the city, what comes to mind? Air quality? Water quality? What about noise pollution? Tech Insider explores how noise pollution is affecting us.

I live in a city (Boston) and haven’t really thought about how the red-line train’s squealing brakes are developing a long term health issue for me. I generally just think about how there’s plastic in our drinking water, or how much exhaust I’m breathing when I’m on my bike.