TRC #416: Trisodium Phosphate in Kid’s Cereal? + Vicks VapoRub + Bottle Flip Physics
On 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
Wikipedia: Water Intoxication
Wikipedia: Dihydrogen Monoxide Hoax
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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