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Why Does My Hair Turn Green From the Swimming Pool?

If you are blonde like me and enjoy laps in a swimming pool, you may have noticed your hair acquires a green tint after frequent swims in chlorinated water. This happens to both bleached and natural blondes. In fact, the green tinge happens to everyone, but it’s less visible on dark hair and those whose ...

Troy Oakes

A person jumping into a swimming pool.

How Planets May Be Seeded With the Chemicals Necessary for Life

Analysis of unique “fingerprints” in light emitted from material surrounding young stars has revealed “significant reservoirs” of large organic molecules necessary to form the basis of life. Dr. John Ilee, Research Fellow at the University of Leeds who led the study, says the findings suggest that the basic chemical conditions that resulted in life on Earth could ...

Troy Oakes

Young stars emitting light.

Detox: 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Exposure to Toxins

Detox has been a hot topic, and it’s not just for the super-health-conscious folks or the crunchy people who eat only quinoa and kale anymore. Toxins affect all of us, and just by changing a few things to clean up your life, you can see a dramatic difference in your health, especially if you’re trying ...

Sheridan Genrich

'Organic' spelled out in blocks on a floral tablecloth

Researchers Find Connection Between Household Chemicals and Gut Microbiome

A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi, the gut microbiome, in the gastrointestinal tract of children and the amount of common household chemicals found in their home environment. The work, published this month in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, could lead to a better ...

Troy Oakes

Household cleaning chemicals.