Does Barbecue Smoke Pose a Cancer Risk?
For many Americans, it’s barbecue season, the time of the year for barbequing and enjoying foods outside with friends and family. But several studies have linked barbecued food with cancer. The smoke from barbeque grills is said to contain toxic and cancer-causing chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs. Research suggests that eating meats, especially processed […]
Whales Get Sunburned Too
Anyone who has experienced the searing pain of sunburn knows that too much sun can wreak havoc on your skin. Turns out that our fellow mammal, the whale, can also tan and get sunburn. A study published in ‘Scientific Reports, from the publishers of the journal Nature, reveals the sun produces an increase in pigment […]