Will Vitamin C help me get over my cold?

Question Answered by Tamara Cox, RN, Eastern Idaho Public Health Department Continued from last week Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a popular treatment for the common cold, whether by orange juice or in tablet form. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), vitamin C is considered “possibly effective” for treat the common cold, but is ineffective…

How does bleach make things whiter?

Answered by Dr. Cathy Riddle, Chemist, Idaho National Laboratory Bleach is an oxidizing agent. This means that the bleach will react in certain ways with certain groups of chemicals. Natural stains, as well as dyes, are produced from chemical compounds called chromophores. Chromophores are generally molecules with long chains of alternating “double” and “single” bonds…