Daily Archives: August 15, 2015



Clothes Hanging Out To Dry (schermpeter42) 1
Have you ever wondered whether washing clothes may make them dirtier rather than cleaner? Here’s an interesting e-mail I received: “I am hoping you may be able to answer a question that seems to have everyone staring into space. It appears we are all focused on what pollutants are in […]

Washing Clothes May Make Them Dirtier




Soy Sauce with Wasabi (Melissa Doroquez)
The news services sometimes include unusual stories that relate to chemistry. For example, Snopes collected a series of news reports about the use of potentially carcinogenic soy sauce made using human hair instead of soy beans. I learned that the amino acids in human hair can be used to make a […]

Soy Sauce Made From Human Hair