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June's hand sanitizer warnings from the FDA have now reached more than 2 dozen varieties

A little over two weeks ago we wrote about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s release of a list of 9 brands of hand sanitizer to avoid because they may contain methanol, a potentially dangerous ingredient. If ingested, methanol (aka wood alcohol) can be “life threatening”.

 

 

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Mint Chocolate Chip + Hidden Spinach Ice Cream recalled due to listeria concerns

We’re not sure why exactly you’d want to eat mint chocolate chip ice cream with pieces of spinach hidden inside it. That being said, if you’re one of the 33 mint chocolate chip + spinach ice cream enthusiasts that actually purchased it, it’s been recalled due to listeria concerns.

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Minnesota set to ban toxic chemical TCE

Once the ink dries on Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s signature, the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) for manufacturing in the state of Minnesota will be all but over...beginning in June of 2022 that is. If the bill is signed into law, Minnesota will become the first state to ban the toxin.

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How to properly wear the N95 mask

If you’re one of the few Americans that’s been able to get your hands on an N95 mask, it’s important that you not only use it, but know how to use it properly. The State of New York has updated their government website to include guidelines for using your N95…

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A brand of pre-cooked shrimp has been recalled due to a possible bacterial contamination

AFC Distribution Corp. and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced a recall of AFC’s Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi). The shrimp may be contaminated with a bacteria known as Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Vibrio parahaemolyticus has been known to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and chills. Fortunately, as of…

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The most dangerous toxins in our homes

We’re all interested in protecting our loved ones from toxic chemicals outside and inside our homes. Our homes especially though, because they’re one of the places we spend the most time, and also a place that we have the most control over. There are so many to worry about these…

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Are you exposing your child to these common household toxins?

As your little one grows, so does their world. Laying on their tummies soon turns into scooting on their bottoms, and before you know it they’re up walking around...and getting into everything. When our little ones start to stretch their legs and grow their world though, what harmful toxic chemicals…

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Essential oils are toxic to our furry friends

A viral Reddit thread is shining some light on an often overlooked toxin that’s especially harmful to our pets. In February of this year, a Canadian pet owner returned home to find her cat was “limping and breathing” to the point it was “almost dead”. The culprit? Essential oils. A…

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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 their own home water filters. According to a…

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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 “emissions from a butt could expose people to…

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