WHYY: Check the Label

Who has time to read the small print — to go over all the “stuff” that’s in our food, medicine, or supplements?

On this episode of The Pulse, a closer look at some of the things we put in our bodies, and why they matter. We talk to chemists, interrogate food labels, and go on the hunt for hidden ingredients that can have a big impact. Most of all, we ask what it all means for our health.

Also heard on this week’s episode:

When King George VI and Queen Elizabeth came to visit the White House in 1939, everything had to be perfect — including their tea. The Science History Institute archives reveal how scientists used chemistry to reverse-engineer the perfect London cuppa.

Excerpted from the show notes of WHYY’s The Pulse. Read and listen to the full broadcast here.


October 12, 2018