Contents

Aspartame (10/12/98)

New Year Scares (4/1/99)

Contaminated Surgical Instruments May Cause New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (nvCJD) (15/1/99)

Who's Polluting Your Backyard? (9/2/99)

(1) "Frankenstein Food" ?? (22/2/99)

"Chemical Free"? (26/3/99)

(2) Frankenstein Food (19/5/99)

GM-Crops And Butterflies (7/6/99)

Mini-Matters: Boiled Cabbage? Mother Was Right ! (9/6/99)

Chickens, Dioxins and Cola (20/7/99)

Some Drinks Are Good and Some Are Bad (26/7/99)

Dangers From The 'Box', Computers And Other Electronic Equipment (23/8/99)

Mini-Matters: "Chemicals" Again? (14/9/99)

Poison Ivy, Plant Pollution And All That (20/9/99)

Mini-Matters: Plastics From Plants? More GMs! (28/9/99)

Aluminium In The Water Supply (7/10/99)

Mini-Matters:"Frankenstein Food Again" (22/10/99)

What's Wrong With Beans!? (22/12/99)

'Pass The Salt' (15/3/00)

Cancers Controlled By Photodynamic Therapy (8/6/00)

The Human Genome Project And The Chemical Industry (19/6/00)

Mercury - Friend Or Foe? (12/7/00)

What Is The Difference Between A Gecko And A Kilo Of Butter? (6/10/00)

Organic Food? (10/11/00)

Let's Worry About Real Things (8/12/00)

Mini-Matters: 'Blue Sky' Research (15/12/00)

Lead - Sweet For The Romans But Now Unloved (22/12/00)

Another New Year Another New Scare - Salmon! (19 Jan 2001)

Depleted Uranium and War Syndromes (21 Feb 2001)

Chemists Need Body Parts (7 Feb 2001)

Alchemists Were Not Always Wrong! (11 Apr 2001)

May Madness (1 May 2001)

Continuing Disasters (9 May 2001)

Good news: pollution down (13 May 2001)

Creeping Health & Safetyism (15 Jun 2001)

Human Variation (3 Aug 2001)

Organic' Food Claims (10 Aug 2001)

Landfill Sites Again! (20 Aug 2001)

Copper - Old Metal, New Use? (28 Aug 2001)

Good News for Chemo-Philiacs! (26 Sept 2001)

Popcorn and Diacetyl! (10 Oct 2001)

Drug Frights and GM Rights (18 Oct 2001)

Anthrax! A Fascinating Foe (26 Oct 2001)

'Pot' or a Pint ? (28 Nov 2001)

The Public and Science  (22 February 2002)

Pesticides on Fruit &Veg (26 March 2002)

Beans Made Safe! (28 March 2002)

An Excellent Day for Chemophobes! (4 April 1002)

Is 'Organic' Soup Good for You? (11 April 2002)

Neither Salt nor White Wine are Any Good! (19 April 2002)

Poisonous Bread, Potatoes,Rice, Etc !! What a Scare Story ! (25 April 2002)

SITE REVISITED: Chemicals (2 May 2002)

SITE REVISITED: Contaminated Surgical Instruments (2 May 2002)

SITE REVISITED: Smug Gardners Can Produce Smog (2 May 2002)

Chlorine! "Absolute Death" or a Valuable Resource? (28 May 2002)

SITE REVISITED: What's the Difference between a Gecko and a Kilo of Butter? (30 May 2002)

Chemo-Philiacs Improve Their Position ?? (31 May 2002)

DDT! Ban it or Keep it? (24 June 2002)

'NO & CO' : Poisonous Compounds that Control our Lives (4 July 2002)

Statistics? Numbers Not Percentages, Please!  (10 July 2002)

More Trouble for CO2 ! (12 July 2002)

Hair, Horn, Hoof - and Permanent Waves! (26 July 2002)

"Old Wine" is Toxic ! (26 July 2002)

Organic Apricots and Browning Reactions (6 August 2002)

Now We May Know Why Bread and Crisps are 'Poisonous'! (8 October 2002)

Cornflakes Make You Rusty? (12 November 2002)

Grapes - Changing Pesticides for Pests! (2 December 2002)

SITE REVISITED: Contaminated Surgical Instruments May Cause nvCJD (4 December 2002)

Inflammable 'Ice'  (18 December 2002)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (3 January 2003)

Ricin - Facts in Brief ! (8 January 2003)

Sniffing in St Paul's! (31 January 2003)

Recycling - Not as Simple as it Seems (4 March 2003)

Site Revisited: Chickens, Dioxins and Cola (14 March 2003)

A little bit of Poison may do you Good?  (28 March 2003)

The GM Debate  (1 May 2003)

Light of Our Lives  (12 August 2003)

Coffee - Good or Bad? (28 October 2003)

Chemophobia Rules? (5 November 2003)

Ozone: Friend or Foe? (14 November 2003)

Open letter about GM from UK Scientists and Prime Minister's Reply (17 November 2003)

There may be an explanation for 'Guam Disease' (21 November 2003)

Formaldehyde - or 'Damian Hirst Reagent' (12 December 2003)

2004 - The Future (9 January 2004)

Asbestos Toxicology: A Sometimes Fatal Mineral (13 February 2004)

British Chemistry Faces Extinction (23 February 2004)

Green Light for GM Crop (12 March 2004)

Bottled Water Problems (22 March 2004)

Alcoholic Drinks and Gout (20 April 2004)

"Chemical World" (2 June 2004)

A New Drug for Diabetes (1 July 2004)

More About the World of Chemicals (13 July 2004)

Hazadous Manure (21 July 2004)

Chemicals - Both Good News and Bad (12 August 2004)

Immunisation Paranoia: Mercury OK (11 October 2004)

Teflon: The Non-Stick Pan Crisis (22 October 2004)

Why Chemistry? (3 November 2004)

Making Your Own Morphine? (5 Novemer 2004)

Chemical Pros and Cons of Tikka Masala (11 November 2004)

Chocolate & Churches (3 December 2004)

Chemistry (17 December 2004)

Real Cases of Dioxin Poisoning (23 December 2004)

2005 CE (31 March 2005)

Global Warming - Not all Bad? (8 April 2005)

Hydrogen Sulphide: A Toxic gas with Medical Applications? (29 April 2005)

Developments in Genetically Modified Plant Technology (10 May 05)

Community-Acquired MRSA (27 May 2005)

Allergies - They Are Everywhere! (7 June 2005)

Artemisinin - A 700 Year-Old Chinese Drug (15 June 2005)

Isoflavones - Why Not Apply the Precautionary Principle? (12 July 2005)

Apologies and Bits and Pieces (2 November 2005)

Anti-science lessons (10 November 2005)

'Phosphorus Weapons' (22 November 2005)

Oxytocin - Versatile Hormone (24 November 2005)

Electromagnetic Fields and Breast Cancer (30 November 2005)

The Bunceford Oil Fire (16 December 2005)

2006 CE: More Bits & Pieces (14 March 2006)

Global Warming - It's Complicated! (30 March 2006)

Who Understands Food Labelling? (19 April 2006)

Viruses - H5N1 and Other Nasties (25 May 2006)

Obesity - 'Junk Food' and Misnomers (15 June 2006)

New Drugs from Odd Places (18 July 2006)

Coffee - To Drink or Not to Drink (29 July 2006)

Hair Dyes - and Politicians (11 August 2006)

TV Adverts & Pentapeptides (24 August 2006)

Lucentis & Blindness (12 October 2006)

Trans Fats (24 October 2006)

Polonium-210 and Other Horrors! (4 December 2006)

Mercury + Submarine = "Toxic Time Bomb" (31 December 2006)