Asbestos was a commonly used fibrous mineral in Australia in the 20th century known for its heat resistance and tensile strength. The toxic mineral is the primary cause of mesothelioma cancer and it has significantly affected a number of Australians.
Have you ever wondered what effect toothpaste has on the environment? There is a reason why the instructions on the tube tell you not to swallow while brushing your teeth: toothpaste contains chemicals that are toxic to the human body. But as we spit thousands of tonnes of toothpaste into the sink every year, how [...]