Friday, November 6, 2015
Canada’s Dirty Air
Healthy Debate has published an article bringing attention to the effects of air pollution on the health of Canadians. The air quality in some regions don't even meet minimum national standards. The article reports that "The CMA estimates air pollution was responsible for 21,000 early deaths in Canada in 2008. Worldwide, fine particulate matter...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
What happens when moulds and humans share the indoor environment?
by David McMullin, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University One of the most fascinating aspects of fungi is their ability to synthesize an array of structurally diverse, often potently bio-active compounds known as secondary metabolites. This phenomenon can be exemplified by Sir Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin from an indoor...