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Here's How Gross it Is if You Find a Hair in Your Food

Despite the possibility of encountering dyes, sprays, and gels applied to hair, it’s not considered a chemical hazard in food—only a physical or biological one.
Christine Ro
3 days ago
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Does Working in an Open-Plan Office Affect Your Health?

Critics note that they are distracting, uncomfortable, increase stress, hurt productivity, and potentially spread germs.
Mark Hay
8.2.18
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Thousands of People Voted on the Grossest Thing in the World

There are six categories of things that most people find disgusting.
Jesse Hicks
6.22.18
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The Smell We Associate With a Clean Pool Actually Means There’s Pee in It

That's not just the chlorine you're smelling.
Simon Cotton
Laura Finney
6.11.18
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How Gross Is the Hot Tub in My Hotel or Spa?

Hot tubs are frequent transfer stations for bacteria, including one type of infection known as "hot tub rash."
Nick Keppler
6.6.18
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Is it Safe to Eat Food That a Fly Landed on?

"In addition to regurgitation, the fly might defecate as it explores the new surface.”
Abigail Fagan
5.10.18
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Will Drinking Lots of Water Really Help My Cold?

A close look at the advice we've always heard.
Christina Stiehl
2.6.18
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How Gross Is It to Eat Snow?

Untouched snow—even caught straight out of the sky—is more than just frozen water.
Kristen Dold
1.12.18
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Sleeping Sickness Is Harder for Scientists to Beat Than Ebola

A disease that killed millions in the 20th century still lingers.
Michael Regnier
11.15.17
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immunity

This Is How Scientists Decide What Goes In Your Flu Shot

Your flu shot is one of the world's most educated guesses.
Knvul Sheikh
11.15.17
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Will Smoking Weed Make My Flu Less Terrible?

The pros and cons of getting high when you're sick.
Nick Keppler
9.15.17
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Do I Really Need to Bother Washing My Produce?

Millions of Americans acquire foodborne illnesses each year.
Michelle Malia
8.28.17