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Vaping safety and health risks - the basics

What are the potential health risks of vaping? Please check the Further Information below for links to more information and resources on vaping and e-cigs. And don't forget to join the conversation in the comments. The Risk Bites Team: Andrew Maynard David Faulkner Alyssa Berry Risk Bites is sup

How long does it take to get frostbite?

How long does it take to get frostbite? Inspired by the polar vortex, childhood myths and a bitterly cold Michigan winter, we set out to find out more about frostbite, and just how dangerous going out in cold weather is. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON FROSTBITE, CHECK THE LINKS: Medical stuff: Unde

Is this America's most bizarre Thanksgiving Dish?

Okay so this has nothing to do with risk. Or science (sort of). But I couldn't resist making it! I love Thanksgiving. This has to be one of the best holidays, period. Negligible commercialization, great food, and a chance to relax, catch up with family and friends, and contemplate everything you

How dangerous is dioxane in your drinking water?

How worried should you be if 1,4-dioxane gets into your drinking water? 1,4-dioxane is an industrial chemical used as a solvent and a stabilizer -- and in areas where there's environmental contamination, safety is an important question, especially as the substance is a probable human carcinogen. T

Tofurkey, tryptophan and Thanksgiving Torpor

There's a common belief that the tryptophan in turkey is responsible for post-thanksgiving dinner lethargy. But how about the the vegetarian tofurkey? Risk Bites takes on tofurkey and the Thanksgiving tryptophan myth. For more information on the thanksgiving tryptophan myth, check out Matt Shipma

What makes lithium ion batteries dangerous? Part 2

What are the hazards associated with lithium-ion batteries, and how can these turn into safety risks? Last week Risk Bites looked at the bottom-line risk challenges of lithium-ion batteries. This week we take a closer look at the technology behind the batteries used in cell phones, laptops and the