Triclosan: A Controversial Chemical in Your Soap

By Connie Tang. Chemistry Co-Editor Triclosan: it’s in your soap, body wash, and your toothpaste. Triclosan is an antibacterial agent added to personal care products, cosmetics, and even toys, kitchenware, and furniture. While soap is rarely the centre of a news story, triclosan has become increasingly controversial after the United States Food and Drug Administration […]

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Science can help make better decisions around hydraulic fracturing and water

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Guest post by Kathryn Ross Media and Public Relations Coordinator, Canadian Water Network Hydraulic fracturing–also known as fracking–is a method used to extract unconventional oil and gas resources; in Canada, over 80% of the development of these resources has occurred in the west. Hydraulic fracturing is a topic of major public concern, particularly given the […]

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