On the fourth of July, 1985, as the sun shone and the temperatures rose, people celebrated by eating watermelon. Then they got sick — becoming part of one of the nation’s largest episodes of foodborne illness caused by a pesticide. The outbreak began...

Alan Kolok, author of Modern Poisons, breaks down the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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At the SETAC meeting last autumn in Salt Lake City, I had a chance to catch up with my undergrad thesis advisor Dr. Alan Kolok. I spoke with him over the phone this winter about his project of writing Modern Poisons and his...

The triple threat of modern toxicology—the global spread of chemicals, the increase in chemical diversity, and the complications presented by enduring toxic responses—requires an understanding of basic toxicology concepts as well as contemporary...

We were closing in on the end of a glorious spring weekend when my husband discovered the bag.

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Facts about the water quality crisis in Flint, Michigan are in the paper almost every day and the chemistry and toxicology of what went wrong, at first blush, appear to be fairly straightforward and easy to understand.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in green, with human cell, grey.

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Drinking from a mason jar: hipster nonsense or a smart safety tip?

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Cross posted from Emily Monosson's Evolution in a toxic world...


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