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You might like Stradivarius violins because worms hate them
Chemicals used to prevent worms and rot seems to have changed the wood's structure.
‘Forever chemicals’ could be lurking in your lipstick
Your makeup could be hiding unlabeled toxins. But that may soon change.
We might have started kissing to share chewed up food (and other delicious facts about smooching)
Science for your smoocheroos.
A healthy wasp microbiome can fend off pesticides
Scientists hope to one day develop probiotics that shield humans too.
Scared about ‘forever chemicals’ after watching Dark Waters? Here’s what you need to know.
Many manufacturers have stopped using PFOA—but they’ve switched to other chemicals that could be just as bad.
How to tell if your cleaning supplies are about to kill you
Proceed with caution. And if it bubbles, evacuate.
Eco-friendly packaging could be poisoning our compost
After a study uncovered PFAS in compost, regulators in Washington moved to ban this class of synthetic compounds.
This hazmat suit can block VX nerve agent and other deadly chemicals. Here’s how it’s built.
Dress for distress.
Tree resin could replace fossil fuels in everything from printer ink to shoe polish
Genetically engineered trees could supply the chemicals needed to make glue, paint, varnish and other household goods.
Dry cleaning is dirtier than you think. Meet the neurotoxin hiding in your winter coat.
Freshly-laundered clothes mask an environmental and social blight.