TRC #260: Wood Smoke + Sitting vs Squating + Cracking Knuckles and Arthritis

wood_burning_fire_closeupEpisode 260 of TRC is a thrill ride.   First Darren investigates whether wood fires pose a danger to your health.   Then the gang takes on not one but two listener requests!   Elan looks into the question of whether it is better to sit or squat when going to the bathroom and Pat tackles the question of whether cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis.

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Wood Smoke


Health Canada

Sam Harris – The Fireplace Delusion

Danish Study

Sitting vs Squatting

Slate – Don’t Just Sit There! How bathroom posture affects your health.

Japanese Study – Influence of Body Position on Defecation in Humans

Israeli Study – Comparison of Straining During Defecation in Three Positions: Results and Implications for Human Health

Study – Etiology and pathogenesis of diverticulosis coli: a new approach.

Medical News Today – What are Hemorrhoids?

Wikipedia – Human Defecation Postures

NPR – For Best Toilet Health: Squat Or Sit?

Toilet Related Ailments – Colon Cancer

Natures Platform – health_benefits – colon_cancer

Cracking Knuckles and Arthritis

LA Times: Ig Nobel Prizes 2009

JABFM 2011 Study on Knuckle Cracking

How Stuff Works: Knuckle Cracking

BBC: Knuckle Cracking

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