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Hazard vs Risk - Same Difference?

Is there a difference even? We'll be covering this more when Risk Bites launches officially in November, but until then, here's a quick intro. For more information on the Risk Bites videos, including links to further resources, check out http://riskbites.com (And if you feel like you're suffering

Ten ways water can kill

A tongue in cheek look at the potential dangers associated with water - that at the same time sets the scene for some rather intriguing future videos on risk and safety. For more information see http://riskbites.org/2012/08/16/ten-ways-water-can-kill/ Water, ice, steam, risk, health, science, safe

Is sitting around too much bad for you?

Could the simple act of sitting around on our backsides for too long be bad for our health? Quite possibly! This week's Risk Bites team: David Faulkner (Script, post-production) Andrew Maynard (all the other stuff) Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites  Sources: Healy, Gen

What is dose response? The basics

What's is dose response, and what's it got to do with hazard and health risk? This is the first of a series of Risk Bites videos on understanding what dose response is, and why it's useful! This is part of a series of Risk Bites videos that tackle dose response and response models. This week's Ri

Are flu shots safe?

Until it was suggested I made a Risk Bites video about the flu, I hadn't had a shot. Why not? Time for some flu risk-introspection. For further information on the flu and flu shots, check out: Flu.gov: http://www.flu.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ Universi

What is Risk? A 30,000 foot perspective

What is risk? And what is risk assessment? [Note from AM - I've been surprised at how tough it is to talk about risk in an accessible yet accurate way in just a couple of minutes. Looking back over this video and next week's, I can feel the paranoia creeping in that some of the basic concepts are

Poop and cellphones - leading into dose response

How much is too much when it comes to being exposed to something unpleasant? Using examples of fecal contamination on cellphones and cocaine on bank notes, Risk Bites begins to lay the ground for exploring dose-response. More information on the UK cellphone contamination study: http://www.eurekale

What is Bisphenol-A (or BPA), and where is it used?

Bisphenol A - or BPA for short - is one of the more contentious chemicals on the block at the moment. Companies making BPA, and the products that contain it, claim that the substance is safe if used sensibly. But others aren't so sure. But before getting into the risks and benefits, it makes sens

Should I be worried about lead in chocolate?

Some chocolate contains lead. Is this safe? And does the ability to measure minute quantities of lead in chocolate make the product less safe? This week's Risk Bites is about the measurement conundrum -- what do you do when you can measure what's in the stuff you eat to the nth degree? It's not p

Could eating chocolate get you a Nobel Prize?

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows an association between the average amount of chocolate each person in country eats, and the number of Nobel Prize winners that country produces. But as the author points out, an association doesn't necessarily mean that eating chocolate