Independent and trusted advice about health safety, including information about sun safety, pesticides, screening tests, and organ donation.
Find out which common chemicals in household and personal care products have been linked to causing some cancers and reproductive abnormalities.
23 May 2013 |
Learn how to identify and avoid common chemicals in everyday products that could be doing you harm.
While you know about toxins in pesticides, what about the ones in your clothes?
19 Jun 2012 |
While product safety is a hot legislative topic in other countries, it isn’t in in Australia.
It's time for Australia to catch up with other developed countries.
17 Jun 2011 |
More than 80 chemicals and pesticides no longer registered for use in Europe are available for every day agricultural and veterinary use in Australia.
Many chemicals available in Australia are no longer registered in Europe.
17 Jun 2011 |
Cockroach baits, termite treatments, surface sprays and head lice treatments are some of the products containing ingredients that could seriously affect our health and that of our children.
Many people support the idea of organ donation, but their wishes may go unfulfilled unless they take appropriate steps.
15 Jun 2010 |
It's not enough to sign a register or a tick a box to signal your intent, talk to your family about your wishes.
We look at the major screening programs for bowel, breast and prostate cancer.
31 Mar 2010 |
To help decide which tests are worth taking, it's helpful to understand the criteria the public health system uses to assess possible screening tests. Many tests detect diseases before your symptoms occur.
Nanotechnology is already here, yet most of us know nothing about it.
22 Jun 2007 |
Nanotechnology is heralded as making products and processes smaller, smarter, cleaner and safer, but could also spell trouble for our health and the environment.
Is fluoride good for your teeth, or a slow poison? We look at the most recent evidence.
23 Feb 2007 |
There’s now solid scientific evidence that fluoride added to drinking water helps to protect your teeth from decay.
Some exposure to sunlight is essential for your health, but too much can be dangerous.
10 Oct 2005 |
Summer is the season to get outdoors and enjoy the warm days, but it's also the season when the sun's rays are harshest on your skin.