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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Crayons

Asbestos: Children May Be Exposed To Dangerous Chemical Regularly Than Parents Think

Last Wednesday July 8, four brands of children's crayons and two of kid's crime scene fingerprint kits were found to be positive for asbestos. Asbestos refers to fibrous minerals that are microscopic in nature, these minerals are extremely durable and resistant to fire, and these properties make it the material of choice for several products. But asbestos is now strictly prohibited because exposure to this kind of toxic mineral can be scientifically linked to a number of lung and respiratory diseases.

Pizza Box

Scientists Warn People about Harmful Chemicals Found in Pizza Boxes

The biggest concern is focused on the substance known as PFCs or perflourinated chemicals that are known as PFSAs which is the key substances in making a jacket waterproof, a pizza box grease-proof and a frying pan less sticky

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. to Fine Chinese Firms Importing Cleaning Chemicals

The U.S. Department of Commerce said it will levy fines against Chinese companies importing into the chlorinated isocyanurates U.S. , which are used as sanitizing, disinfecting and bleaching agents.

Graphene

Paint with Graphene Could Prevent Corrosion

A team of scientists from the University of Manchester has developed a process to tightly link graphene molecules in graphene oxide, making a sheet of the material impermeable to gas, liquids and even corrosive chemicals.

Mind controlling fungus

Fungi Zombify Specific Ant Species

A research team theorizes that every parasitic fungi has a specific ant species it chooses to infect.

Ferguson Shooting: Tear gas used to disperse protesters

Tear Gas is Banned in War but Allowed in Riots

Ferguson police threw multiple canisters of tear gas into the crowd to disperse protesters.

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