An advanced camera is the key to ongoing research that aims to help Australians protect themselves from skin cancer.
6 Jul 2009 |
A long-term Queensland study examining the link between sun exposure and skin cancer is using a cutting-edge camera to reveal disturbing skin damage not normally visible to the naked eye.
Will consumers really be protected from misleading ‘green’ claims when self-regulation by the advertising industry begins?
3 Jul 2009 |
Consumers are bombarded by green claims for products and services, but not all of them can be backed up, giving rise to “greenwash”.
CHOICE welcomes Queensland’s move to ban inefficient air conditioners, but wants to see standards improved nationally.
3 Jul 2009 |
The Queensland government has introduced a ban on the sale and installation of air-conditioning units that fail to achieve an energy efficiency ratio of 2.9 or higher – equivalent to a four-star energy rating – beginning September this year.
Green tea has long been prized for its antioxidants, but recent research suggests even short-term storage drastically reduces its health benefits.
2 Jul 2009 |
Just six months in the pantry could be enough to destroy nearly 90% of antioxidants in some tea, according to a recent US study.
Commonwealth Bank customers warned to be beware of scams that could cost them thousands.
25 Jun 2009 |
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) customers are urged to be on alert following a chain of scam attempts targeting people via telephone and SMS.
The US Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on swine flu snake oil.
24 Jun 2009 |
As the world experiences its first global pandemic flu in four decades, sensational claims about products are being circulated on US websites, including an ultraviolet light that can destroy swine flu, an air purifier able to sterilise a room and a product “clinically shown” to kill the virus in the nose.
CHOICE welcomes the decision by supermarket chain ALDI to remove six artificial colours from its branded food items in Australia.
11 Jun 2009 |
Research on the adverse affects of artificial food colours has evoked a proactive response from the supermarket chain, which is removing them from their products despite our food regulator saying there’s no need for a ban.
Don't be fooled by fake emails about your tax return.
10 Jun 2009 |
As tax time looms, there are emails doing the rounds that pretend to be from the Australian Tax Office. The emails are fakes and it is a phishing scam intended to trick recipients.
When it comes to wood, consumer choices can make a real difference to communities and environments all around the world.
10 Jun 2009 |
CHOICE welcomes Greenpeace’s Good Wood Guide, an initiative which will help Australians make sustainable and ethical decisions when buying timber.
Thirteen companies were today recognised for their achievements in the NSW Sustainability Advantage Program.
5 Jun 2009 |
As World Environment Day aims to promote awareness globally, programs closer to home are inspiring businesses to do their bit for the planet.