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Hamburgers and grilling are perhaps two of America’s more enduring traditions and the barbecue season is now in full swing. A common question asked by S. Paine on Facebook went as follows: “I am all for eating beef but I read that barbecue method of cooking is bad. Supposedly, it forms carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic …

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An important topic to explore as we head into the summer season is chlorinated pools. Chlorine is popular because it handles the three main jobs in keeping a swimming pool clean: It sanitizes (kills bacteria and germs), oxidizes (controls organic debris from perspiration and body oils), and deters algae. The chemical is unpopular, however, because it has a …