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Distillations Episode 86: Getting Sick

From: Chemical Heritage Foundation
Series: Distillations - Stories of Science & Culture
Length: 12:09

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Whether it’s preventing illness by vaccines or avoiding germs, this episode is about getting sick and staying healthy.

Asset_upload_file384_65533_thumbnail_small Whether it’s preventing illness by vaccines or avoiding germs, this episode is about getting sick and staying healthy. First we look at meningitis vaccines. Next we examine the claims made for hand sanitizers. How well do they really work? And finally, producer Julie Caine takes us on a journey into the life of a young child with an incurable illness.

Piece Description

Whether it’s preventing illness by vaccines or avoiding germs, this episode is about getting sick and staying healthy. First we look at meningitis vaccines. Next we examine the claims made for hand sanitizers. How well do they really work? And finally, producer Julie Caine takes us on a journey into the life of a young child with an incurable illness.

Broadcast History

Podcast on January 15, 2010.

Timing and Cues

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
01:22 Chemical Agent: Meningitis Vaccine
03:27 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Hand Sanitizer
06:04 Feature: Living with Illness
11:36 Closing Credits

Additional Credits

This episode was written and researched by Maggie Wood and Erica Stefanovich.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music includes “The Flu,” by Devo Spice, “Swine Flu,” by Todd Chappelle. Cello music in the prednisone feature by Lenny Gonzalez, lennygonzalez.com.

Related Website

http://www.chemheritage.org/distillations