The science behind the art of cooking
Cooking is an art, most would say. However, at its root, cooking is a form of chemical engineering, writes Krish Ashok in his recent book, Masala …
US overhauls law on chemical safety; India should follow suit
As the US focuses on more stringent safety tests for chemicals, India needs to replicate a similar model to curb indiscriminate use of pesticides
Heavy metals emerging as potential threat to public health on urban beaches: Study
The research authors emphasised the necessity of regular pollutant monitoring in the marine environment
Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water
As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats
EU nations agree to ban toxic chemical in textiles
Surfactants used in textiles manufactured outside the EU are released into the environment when washed by consumers, posing risk to aquatic life
Microplastics all around: A silent epidemic
All types of sea creatures ingest microplastics; as they move up the food chain, the plastic ends up in the human gut
DIY: How to make Colin type of glass and multipurpose cleaner at home
Making your own personal hygiene products are easier than you think. Kirti Negi Bajoria, a professional who is on a sabbatical makes a lot of …
Inteview w/ D.V. Raidu (Non-Pesticidal Management in Andhra Pradesh)
Interview w/ Konda Reddy (Non-Pesticidal Management in Andhra Pradesh)
"Yield increase is not the main aim of NPM, its about bringing down the costs..."
Inteview w/ Srinivas Reddy (Non-Pesticidal Management in Andhra Pradesh)
"Seeing the demand for NPM vegetables, I am planning to bring all my land under NPM..."
Inteview w/ Anusuyya Amma (Non-Pesticidal Management in Andhra Pradesh)
"No pesticides...No debts..."
Inteview w/ Khairunnisa Begum (Non-Pesticidal Management in Andhra Pradesh)
"There is no fear of suicides, now. People will not consume the biopesticides made from cow dung and urine..."
Deaths by exposure to hazardous chemicals increased 29% between 2016 and 2019: WHO
While most of these deaths are preventable, countries still don’t have enough legal control on the use of hazardous compounds such as lead
Chemicals in daily use products cause as much pollution as vehicles: study
A study conducted in 33 industrial cities in Europe and the US shows that chemicals in pesticides, adhesives, cleaning agents and personal care …
In search of safe replacements for harmful chemicals used in cookware, carpets, clothing, cosmetics and more
After ditching two notoriously toxic compounds, manufacturers subbed in other versions of their chemical class. But are they any better?
Sunscreens damage corals; and this should bother India too
Thailand recently banned sunscreen from its marine national parks; should India follow suit?
Waiting for justice
India had a regulatory system of governance already in place to avoid a disaster as big as the Bhopal Gas Tragedy
Memories of a city
Book>> Ahmedabad, Shock city of Twentieth Century India, by Howard Spodek, Orient Blackswan, Rs 795
Green chemistry is key to reducing waste and improving sustainability
Green chemistry prioritises safety, improving energy efficiency and, most importantly, minimising toxic waste from the very beginning
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Troop of ‘Blue Langurs’ spotted in Gujarat’s chemical paradise Ankleshwar
Ankleshwar’s chemical units have wrought havoc on its air and water and have caused adverse impacts on the health of human and non-human …
The dark side of colourful textiles
These bright, colourful clothes have a dark side as their colours cause severe negative impacts on the surrounding environment
IICT Scientist to be awarded CRSI Bronze Medal
Srihari Pabbaraja has been awarded for his contributions on the total synthesis of natural products and method development for new chemical entities
How do lethal PFA chemicals enter your body? (Hint: look in the kitchen)
The hazardous chemical PFA, generally found in non-stick cookware, is still unregulated in India
From identifying plant pests to picking fruit, AI is reinventing how farmers produce your food
A sophisticated form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning could help make agriculture more efficient and environmentally friendly