Presented with microbiologist Virginia Ng
Irrational people fear WiFi, contrails ("chemtrails") and fluoride, but historically, there have been legitimately dangerous products marketed as safe. Flammable, toxic, radioactive and generally bad for you, we'll look at products that harmed, and the marketing that went with them. Hydrogenated margarine, leaded petrol, and olestra are just a few. We'll also look at formerly 'dangerous' things that turned out to be fine, like the formerly leprous potatoes, and things we know are bad for us but we consume anyway, like fried food. Come along. It'll be good for your health.
Length: 1hr, but as they say, the dose makes the poison.
Pacific Science Center, November 19 2019. $5. Tickets available closer to the date.