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The BPA Saga Continues…

The BPA Saga Continues...

With something somewhere between disgust and resignation, I must report to you that BPA, the ambiguously-toxic (or is it safe?) wonder chemical found throughout our plastics (more)

Hypoxic Interval Training?

Hypoxic Interval Training?

I was reading an article in this month's Backpacker magazine about thirteen-year-old Jordan Romero, who is on a quest to be the youngest person ever to climb the so-called (more)

Female Athletes and ACL Tears

Female Athletes and ACL Tears

The New York Times is running an article on the epidemic of ACL tears and other injuries in U.S. female (more)

How Toxic is Your Sunscreen?

How Toxic is Your Sunscreen?

If you're like me—fair-skinned, that is—you've probably discovered that sunscreens don't all perform the same. I can put on a thick layer of SPF 50 and still get (more)

National Geographic Returns to Chernobyl

National Geographic Returns to Chernobyl

If you've found the Ghost Town/Kid of Speed entry on my links page, you may have guessed I'm fascinated with Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear accident. In the (more)

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