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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

An E. coli outbreak days before Thanksgiving has everyone concerned. The Centers for Disease Control has linked a recent E. coli outbreak that’s sickened more than 30 people, across nearly a dozen states, to romaine lettuce.

What may be most concerning about… Continue Reading

Losartan, yet another blood pressure drug, recalled by the FDA

A third blood pressure medicine has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Losartan was recalled over concerns that “the contaminated drug might cause cancer.” The latest recall follows that of irbesartan and valsartan earlier in the year.

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FDA issues recall of Duncan Hines cake mix over salmonella concerns

If you plan on baking some holiday treats for your friends, family, or coworkers, you’re going to want to avoid doing so using Duncan Hines cake mixes.

At the urging of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Duncan Hines has recalled more… Continue Reading

Scientists re-invent laser, can now detect toxins in less than half a second

When one man’s “gas sniffing device” becomes a toxins sniffing device, you have yourself a technological breakthrough. In 2017, University of Michigan researchers created a device that through the use of lasers could detect gas in four to five minutes. The device… Continue Reading

According to American authorities, fake Halloween contact lenses could be toxic

As Halloween costumes become more detailed and realistic, some aspects of them are becoming more dangerous. Investigators with Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) are warning Americans about the dangers of “counterfeit contact lenses”. These lenses, often used during… Continue Reading

Millions of pounds of grab-and-go foods recalled

Americans today eat on the run more than any time in history. Don’t have time for breakfast in the morning? Grab a donut on the way to work. No time for lunch before you have to get back to the office for… Continue Reading

Could eating organic reduce your cancer risk?

By now most of us know the benefits of eating organic. Eating an organic diet can: enhance your immune system, boost your cardiovascular protection, reduce the presence of pesticides, and promote animal welfare. Although, according to a new study published by JAMA… Continue Reading

15 Kitchen Toxins Hiding in Plain Sight

These days most of us are aware of the potential toxins lurking in our homes. Toxins in everyday use products such as: air fresheners, surface cleaners, insecticides, and others. What you may not be aware of though are toxins in products most… Continue Reading

Staying out of the water may not protect you from red tide

If you don’t want to get hurt, simply stay out of the water. That’s a great strategy if being bit by a shark is your only concern, but it may not help you when it comes to toxic red tide. Scientists in… Continue Reading

FDA seeks to aid consumers by providing names of retailers during recalls

When there’s a chance a food or drug could result in “serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals", as well as when the product packaging may make it difficult to determine if it’s part of the recall; the Food… Continue Reading

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