With the snowstorm burying the East Coast, the snow itself has come under scrutiny. Children (and adults!) love to eat the white stuff, with some even using it in recipes. Snow looks beautiful and clean, but how safe is it? Dr. Staci Simonich suggests you might not want to eat the snow. Surprisingly, snow can carry pesticides, attracting the chemicals from the air and soil. On the plus side, the can help remove air pollutants. For more information, Dr. Simonich’s research has been featured in the news, most notably on NPR. Links are listed below.
- Snow cones fresh from the sky [NPR] http://www.npr.org/2016/01/24/464180347/snow-cones-fresh-from-the-sky-listeners-share-recipes
- You should not eat snow, explains new study [Epoch Times] http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1944877-you-should-not-eat-snow-explains-new-study/
- Snow Storm season – 3 things to know [Latinos Health] http://www.latinoshealth.com/articles/17111/20160125/snow-storm-season-3-things.htm