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“Forever Chemicals” seem to be everywhere...forever

A study published this week in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology Letters shows us that the term “Forever Chemicals” for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is pretty accurate. Though “Forever and Everywhere Chemicals” might be even closer to reality. The recommended name change comes on the heels of…

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Despite FDA’s listeria concerns, company refuses to recall fish products

Sometimes companies decide they want to do their own thing, in spite of the fact that they might be putting the health of their customers and employees at risk. That’s exactly what Felix Custom Smoking has done. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended that Felix recall a number…

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Elevated Aflatoxin levels in dog food leads to hundreds of sickened dogs, recall initiated

Indiana based, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued a recall of their Sportmix dry dog food due to elevated aflatoxin levels. The recall was initiated after 130 dog deaths and 220 illnesses were linked to their food. Aflatoxin poisoning symptoms in pets include…

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Hand sanitizer recall expanded, again, now at more than 250 varieties

What began in June of 2020 as a recall of 9 hand sanitizers, has been expanded once again by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The number of hand sanitizer varieties recalled now totals 255. The recall is related to high levels of methanol found in the sanitizers.

If you’ve…

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Hostess recalls hamburger and hotdog buns over salmonella and listeria concerns

Hostess Soft White Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns have been recalled by the manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to salmonella and listeria concerns. All told, nearly 50 varieties are being recalled.

Hostess was alerted to the issue after their co-manufacturer Best Harvest Bakeries had a concern…

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Frozen shrimp sold at major retailers recalled due to salmonella concerns

A June 2021 recall of Avanti frozen shrimp over salmonella concerns has been widened. The recalled products were sold across the United States in major retailers such as: Food Lion, Meijer, Target, Whole Foods, and others.

When the initial recall was issued, a half dozen Americans had been sickened. That…

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5 varieties of Johnson & Johnson owned aerosol sunscreens recalled due to elevated benzene levels

Parent company Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for 5 varieties of aerosol sunscreens after testing revealed “low levels” of benzene. Benzene as you know is considered a carcinogen, and has been linked to cancer.

 

Recalled Products:

NEUTROGENA Beach Defense aerosol…

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Troubling PFAS study leads to introduction of new legislation

A recent study, published in the Environmental Science & Technology Letters journal, found that more than 50 percent of 231 American and Canadian cosmetics tested contained toxic PFAS substances. The release of this alarming study quickly led to the introduction of the “No PFAS in Cosmetics Act”.

The bipartisan bill…

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Toxins are still being found in products sold at the Dollar Store and Dollar Tree

A new study released by the Campaign for Healthier Solutions found that more than half of the products sold at Dollar Store and Dollar Tree contain toxic chemicals. The tests conducted studied the levels of toxins in toys, jewelry, school supplies, and household items. According to the Green Prophet, “54% …

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Carcinogen benzene found in nearly 80 lots of sun care products

In late May, independent pharmaceutical watchdog Valisure petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to recall sun care products they say contain unhealthy levels of the carcinogen known as benzene. According to Valisure’s findings, 78 batches of products had “detectable levels” of benzene, and 40 of those resulted in “significantly…

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