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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by the sun is present throughout the year. Your skin may also be damaged by UV radiation even during winter season! Taking steps to protect yourself from the sun is, hence, a year-round responsibility. Let's learn more about the harmful effects of UV radiation on the skin!
Earlier this year, the New York crude oil price once dropped to an unbelievable minus $40 per barrel, which sent a shockwave to the market. However, car owners in Hong Kong have remained puzzled by the territory’s high auto-fuel prices against the big drop in international crude oil prices. Are oil companies in Hong Kong "price-fixing"? Do signs of “More Going Up, Less Coming Down” and “Quick Going Up, Slow Coming Down” exist in Hong Kong?
People are more exposed to mosquito / insect bites during summers and those itchy red bumps can be unbearable sometimes. You may want to find out if you fall into the category of people who are more prone to mosquito bites! You may also want to learn some trivia facts about mosquito repellent. Do you know that natural mosquito repellent ingredients may also cause allergies, and that sunscreen and mosquito repellent products should be applied in the right order? Without further ado, let’s find out more through this article.
As people tend to do more cooking at home during the pandemic, watch out for another kind of “harmful” substance other than the virus.
You could be inhaling harmful substances from your yoga mat
After seeing your friends doing all those super difficult yoga poses from their photos, are you eager to try as well? First of all, you should get yourself a yoga mat that protects well. But you should pay attention in selecting the right mat. Previously the Consumer Council has conducted a test on certain yoga mats in the market, and found that some of them contain toxic substances.
Can plant-based milks replace cow’s milk?
For vegetarians and people who are lactose intolerant, the emergence of plant-based milks is indeed fantastic news. However, cow’s milk is a good source of nutrients for human body, can plant-based milks be regarded as its “perfect” substitute？Do you know that the nutrient contents of the 5 most common plant-based milks in the market differs considerably? So, let’s learn more about these plant-based milks.
Consuming “salt” can end up ingesting “plastics”. Key word to note: Microplastics
Do you know we are actually eating plastics every day? In recent years, microplastics have been found in various marine food products, including in some sea salts that were tested by the Consumer Council earlier. You should read this article further to find out where these tiny plastic particles (which cannot be detected by human eyes) come from and how they affect us.
With the outbreak of the COVID-19, everyone is on a high alert against the epidemic. The Consumer Council has specially put together a simple but useful guide, like how to choose a face mask? How to clean the household with liquid bleach? Can white vinegar and air purifier really help? Does your travel insurance provide the necessary medical cover if you were infected while travelling?