TRC #416: Trisodium Phosphate in Kid’s Cereal? + Vicks VapoRub + Bottle Flip Physics

vickscollageOn this week’s show, we take on 2 Checker requests. First, Pat explores the claims in a viral video about trisodium phosphate in kid’s cereal. Next, Cristina looks at the effectiveness of vapour rubs. Finally, Adam checks the physics of the viral water bottle flip trick making the rounds.

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Trisodium Phosphate in Kid’s Cereal?

Nutrevovle: Why Is That In My Food?: Trisodium Phosphate

Paint Thinner In Children’s Cereal Exposed

Wikipedia: Trisodium Phosphate

European Food Safety Authority



Health Canada: Food Additives

Savogran: TSP

Wikipedia: Water Intoxication

Wikipedia: Dihydrogen Monoxide Hoax

Vicks VapoRub

CBC: Avoid applying Vicks VapoRub to babies, pediatricians say

Mayo Clinic: Vicks VapoRub: An effective nasal decongestant?

Urban Legends: Windex Is a Cure-All

How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement

The Vicks VapoRub Debate

Is Putting Vick’s VapoRub On Your Kids’ Feet a Safe, Effective Cough Cure?

Vicks VapoRub Induces Mucin Secretion, Decreases Ciliary Beat Frequency, and Increases Tracheal Mucus Transport in the Ferret Trachea

Vicks VapoRub Study: Incomplete Case Report and Misleading Publicity

Vapor rub, petrolatum, and no treatment for children with nocturnal cough and cold symptoms.

Science Daily: Vapor rub relieves cold symptoms for children, helps them sleep better, study suggests

Snopes: Foot Note

The Rubin Lab

Bottle Flip Physics

Seen water bottle-flipping guy’s viral video? He shares secret to trick – Charlotte Observer

The complex physics of that viral water bottle trick, explained – Vox

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1 Response to TRC #416: Trisodium Phosphate in Kid’s Cereal? + Vicks VapoRub + Bottle Flip Physics

  1. It work for my nail fungus… Thanks

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