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Meth contaminated homes, what’s the risk? – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on March 24th, 2016.

Costly clean-ups for ‘P’-contaminated homes have been grabbing headlines, but what are the real risks facing a family moving in? Media have reported on figures released that  show the number of state houses testing positive for methamphetamine contamination (from use or manufacturing) is increasing. There have also been a number of media reports of other homes […]

Laundry ‘pod’ poisoning risk – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on November 14th, 2014.

Laundry ‘pods’ containing concentrated detergent pose a serious poisoning risk to young children, according to a new US study. Research published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that in 2012 and 2013, U.S. poison control centres received reports of 17,230 children younger than 6 years of age swallowing, inhaling, or otherwise being exposed to […]

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