Here you find all episodes of the podcast “Our Chemicalized World”, organized in reverse-chronological order. Together with a brief description of the content of each episode, download links and a link to the shownotes.
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Episode 1: European pesticide authorization and chlorothalonil ban
I talk a bit about pesticides, what they are and how they are regulated and risk assessed in Europe. Hopefully not too dry and boring, but it’s essential background for discussing potential pesticide impacts on human health or the environment. And just 7 minutes, so bear with me…
In the second half of the podcast, I take take a somewhat closer look at one particular fungicide, chlorothalonil. The compound has just been banned a couple of days ago. I’ll explore why this decision was taken, and some of the reactions to this decision.
Episode 0: Intro to the podcast
This is the introductory episode of “Our
Chemicalized World”, a podcast about chemicals and their impacts on
human health and the environment. So, this is about chemical hazards,
exposures, about risks and safety. About using chemicals and about
avoiding them. About testing chemicals for their toxic effects, about
measuring and estimating their occurrence in the human body and the
I am starting this activity in order to explore an issue that I
find important for all of us, given that we are using synthetic
chemicals in every part of our daily life. The problem is that chemical
production and use is truly a double-edged sword. So, let’s explore
the popular myths, the inconvenient facts and the science behind it.