chemicals

body

How Dangerous Are Dry Cleaning Chemicals?

The alternatives to the most notorious dry cleaning solvent are fairly diverse—but many of them don’t seem any safer.
Mark Hay
6.5.19
Eat This

There Are Nearly 1,000 Chemicals in Our Food That Have Never Been Tested for Safety

Why the FDA and the EPA aren't set up to protect us from contaminants in the food we eat.
Kristin Lawless
9.18.18
Cheese

This 3,200 Year Old Egyptian Cheese Is Cursed With a Deadly Pathogen

The cheese, made from both cow and sheep/goat milk, is contaminated with infectious bacteria.
Becky Ferreira
8.16.18
microplastics

You're Definitely Consuming Microplastics, But Not Just In Seafood and Tap Water

A leading researcher in the field talks why tap water and seafood shouldn't be our only concern when it comes to the issue of microplastics.
Lauren Rothman
7.19.18
Race

Relaxers Aren't the Only Hair Products With Questionable Chemicals Marketed to Black Women

So much time, money, and anxiety goes into making black hair conform to white standards—only for it to potentially harm black people’s health.
Melissa Pandika
6.4.18
EPA

EPA security forcibly removed a reporter from a public event on toxic chemicals

“She said she was not hurt, but she was actually physically touched,” one source told VICE News.
Alex Lubben
5.22.18
Desus & Mero

Why the Hell Are Teens Biting into Tide Pods?

Desus and Mero weigh in on the bizarre viral craze.
VICE Staff
1.17.18
Daily Buzzkill

Will Trump's EPA Address the Likely Carcinogen In Our Drinking Water?

People are exposed to more than 10 times the "safe" amount of this chemical in east LA.
Ed Cara
9.6.17
chemical exposure

Women of Color Are Bearing the Brunt of a Toxic Beauty Industry

Inconclusive science and social pressures are putting women's health at risk.
Ankita Rao
8.17.17
Asking for a friend

Will My Body Absorb the Chemicals in My Bug Spray?

Here's what we know about DEET.
Michelle Malia
8.8.17
Eat This

Boxed Mac n' Cheese Contains a Chemical You Don't Want to Eat

All varieties tested contained a hormone-disrupting chemical.
Jesse Hicks
7.13.17
High Art

Paintings Break Down Exactly What Happens on Psychedelic Drugs

Kelsey Brookes visualizing psychotropics like LSD.
Beckett Mufson
7.4.17
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