Fish Oil Health Claims – Just More Snake Oil?
A large study from Britain seems to belie the broad claims for fish oil supplements. Studying the data from over 100,000 participants, researchers concluded the supplements had little, if any health benefits. They did, however, still recommend eating fish. The BBC reports: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51674313.
Wildfire Smoke Thought to Cause Permanent Health Damage
Wildfires have become an increasing threat, from Europe to Australia, from California to Brazil. In their wake, it appears the fires leave behind life-long harm to people’s health, in addition to their more tangible depredations. The BBC explores the issue: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51313538
Plastic Containers – Really Safe for Food?
It may come as a surprise, given the decades for which plastic has been used to store foods, but the jury is still out whether the containers pose a health risk. While some plastics, like those containing BPA, have come under close scrutiny in recent years, the overall safety of plastics for food storage and processing has been suspect for some time. The Guardian investigates: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/18/are-plastic-containers-safe-to-use-food-experts