Tag Archives: Stoppard

Dr Miriam Stoppard: It’s time to ban useless cigarette filters to stub out litter

Do the heaps of cigarette butts that litter the ground where smokers gather get on your nerves? Did you know the filter tips on cigarettes are the most common item of litter in the world? The largest part of most cigarette butts is a non-biodegradable plastic filter made of cellulose. Filters first appeared in the… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New study into possible harmful effects of paracetamol during pregnancy

There’s been a study in the US about Tylenol, paracetamol to you and me, linking it to ­causing harm to an unborn child. Paracetamol is thought of as safe by most pregnant women, and I don’t want to spread alarm, but the study is worth taking notice of. It’s from world-class researchers and it’s been… Read More »