Daily Archives: June 1, 2015


Electron micrograph of Salmonella bacteria. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Salmonella poisoning has been around forever, but you may not have heard much about it before the recent food recalls and you may be confused about what Salmonella does and how you can protect yourself from Salmonella poisoning. Why Salmonella Is Toxic Salmonella is a type of bacteria that is […]

How Salmonella Poisoning Works



Coin Floating on Liquid Mercury (Alby) 1
A heavy metal, in the general sense, is a metal which is toxic and has a high density, specific gravity or atomic weight. Examples of heavy metals include lead, mercury and cadmium. Is “Heavy Metal” a Misleading Term? However, according to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry or […]

What Is a Heavy Metal?