Type 1 Diabetes insulin pump recalled, responsible for 2,000 injuries and 1 death
Today’s recall alert isn’t toxin or chemical related, but it is health related, and therefore important. A Class I recall, the most serious of all U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls, has been issued for Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps. These…
Diabetes drug Metformin tests negative for NDMA, will not be recalled by FDA
With all of the medication recalls lately, it would have been wise for diabetic patients to wonder if their prescribed drug was next. Well the U.S. Food and Drug Administration actually released some good news this week, there are currently “no plans…
Our water filters aren’t removing as many toxins as they should
The water coming into our homes is supposed to be filtered by our local governments prior to reaching us. Unfortunately, toxins like Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) often make it through the filtering process. This leaves the onus on Americans to purchase…
Nopalina Flax Seed Powder and Capsules recalled over salmonella concerns
If you’re a user of Nopalina Flax Seed Powder or Nopalina Flax Seed Capsules, the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall is of special importance. The FDA and Nopalina have recalled both of these products, covering nearly a dozen different lots,…
Putting out that cigarette isn’t stopping its release of toxins
The cigarette receptacle at your office may help the common area look cleaner, but a new study suggests that it’s not doing much to promote a healthy workplace. The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently conducted a study that found that…
Algal bloom toxins now detectable in urine tests
A researcher from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a new way of testing for algal bloom toxin exposure. The new test is a urinalysis.
Glow-boosting mask for kids and adults recalled over irritation complaints
A “glow-boosting” paper mask has been voluntarily recalled by Yes To Inc. due to complaints from consumers of skin irritation and redness. The Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask (that’s a mouthful) is distributed nationwide for use by children and adults.
Brain development of children greatly impacted by flame retardants & pesticides
Two ingredients we all encounter and likely use relatively regularly are negatively impacting the development of our children’s brains. Flame retardants and pesticides are the culprits, according to a new study.
A study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology found…
Taco Bell to remove toxins from packaging, but not until 2025
Taco Bell is going healthy! Well, they’re not doing something crazy like getting rid of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, but they are banning the use of “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates, and BPA from “consumer-facing packaging.” Unfortunately, much to the chagrin…
Danger of PFAS in underwear isn’t rocket science
Conflicting evidence suggests that Thinx menstrual underwear marketed to adults and teens is contaminated with polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Dr. Graham Peaslee, a University of Notre Dame nuclear scientist, was asked to conduct a study on the underwear in question by a reporter…