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Why You Need To Know If There’s Mold In Your Home
Mold toxicity is sometimes called “the most prevalent health problem that physicians are completely missing,” as toxic mold is an under-respected threat that causes more damage than people realize.
mold  toxic  remediation 
11 days ago by Adventure_Web
Perspective
Google has a bigotted machine learning thing which rates text based on "toxicness".
google  ai  toxic 
11 days ago by ebel
Toxic firefighting chemicals may have been spread across Victorian waterways
Potentially carcinogenic firefighting chemicals discovered in a Victorian wetland may have been spread across the state because of a commercial fishing practice known as “ranching”.

The Victorian Environment Protection Authority said testing by the Department of Defence had discovered “elevated” levels of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances – commonly knows as PFAS – in animals from the Heart Morass wetlands near Sale in eastern Victoria.

The wetland is popular with fishers and hunters, and while the EPA said people who had eaten the animals were not “at risk of any adverse health effects”, it warned against eating animals from the area.

The results of the testing have not been released, but the EPA said elevated PFAS concentrations had been found in fish, eels and ducks.
Australia  public  discovery  environmental  toxic 
15 days ago by dchas
Rex Tillerson, Puerto Rico, and Mexico are using psychological crisis de-escalation techniques to deal with Trump — Quartz
rough summary:

fogging: finding something to agree on with the agitated person to deflect tension
calm: prudence
defense: no retaliation
single point: single speaker
pacification: good-side, selective praise, couch approval and requests.
crisis.management  toxic  abuse  de-escalation  tactics  strategy 
16 days ago by po
Floyd Mayweather: Donald Trump Is a 'Real Man' for P---y Grabbing Comments | Bleacher Report
Beating someone up has never made a man "real." Mayweather is unqualified to say what makes a real man.
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5 weeks ago by sogrady
Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually worked • TechCrunch
Devin Coldewey:
<p>It’s an example of one of the objections made to the idea of banning troublesome users or communities: they’ll just go elsewhere, so why bother?

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology took this question seriously, as until someone actually investigates whether such bans are helpful, harmful or some mix thereof, it’s all speculation. So they took a major corpus of Reddit data (compiled by PushShift.io) and <a href="http://comp.social.gatech.edu/papers/cscw18-chand-hate.pdf">examined exactly what happened to the hate speech and purveyors thereo</a>f, with the two aforementioned subreddits as case studies.

Essentially they looked at the thousands of users that made up CT and FPH (as they call them) and quantified their hate speech usage. They then compared this pre-ban data to the same users post-ban: how much hate speech they produced, where they “migrated” to (i.e. duplicate subreddits, related ones, etc.) and whether “invaded” subreddits experienced spikes in hate speech as a result. Control groups were created by observing the activity of similar subreddits that weren’t banned.

What they found was encouraging for this strategy of reducing unwanted activity on a site like Reddit:

• Post-ban, hate speech by the same users was reduced by as much as 80-90 percent.<br />• Members of banned communities left Reddit at significantly higher rates than control groups.<br />• Migration was common, both to similar subreddits (i.e. overtly racist ones) and tangentially related ones (r/The_Donald).<br />• However, within those communities, hate speech did not reliably increase, although there were slight bumps as the invaders encountered and tested new rules and moderators.

All in all, the researchers conclude, the ban was quite effective at what it set out to do…</p>


Encouraging.
abuse  reddit  toxic 
5 weeks ago by charlesarthur
Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein from the Brain
Scientists have new evidence that suggests that THC inhibits the formation of amyloid plaques by blocking the enzyme in the brain that produces them. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's are caused by the poor formation of those proteins in the brain.
weed  alzheimers  protein  brain  clean  marijuana  toxic 
6 weeks ago by xer0x
Creative And Fun Spirit Halloween 2017 Hazmat Zombie | Best Images Collections HD For Gadget windows Mac Android
Spirit Halloween 2017 Hazmat Zombie Note: This location did not have all of their props in stock yet, so many were either only in their boxes or missing. More videos will come soon from other locations. Sold for $129.99. Made by Tailuxe Artware. Video taken at the Longmont, CO location. Spirit Halloween 2017 Hazmat Zombie
IFTTT  WordPress  Halloween  2017  animated  Animatronic  Biohazard  Fogging  Hazmat  light  lighted  Lights  Quarant...  Spirit  store  Superstore  Toxic  undead  Walker  Zombie 
7 weeks ago by wotek

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