• 165 Years Ago Today…

    Bradford, like many rapidly growing towns of the day, suffered from poor air quality particularly in winter. Peppermint lozenges gave some temporary relief, even if the sugar was often partly replaced with plaster of Paris (daft). On this occasion, with the pharmacist ill in bed, the sweet maker was supplied with 12 lbs of white arsenic powder by the apprentice rather than the usual adulterant. Part of the batch of sweets was sold by Humbug Billy from a stall on Green market.

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  • Putting things in Perspective

    The day to day work carried out by the members of the APA has a direct effect on our daily lives — from the food that we eat to the air we breathe, from checking the safety of children's toys to providing a frontline emergency response unit for chemical leaks.

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    View some recent case studies of work carried out by members of the APA showcasing the diverse range of instances where our members get involved.

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