Know the Danger

As consumers, we often assume that our cosmetics and personal care products are safe. But did you know that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives about 5000 reports yearly about cosmetics-related health problems? These reports are known as Adverse Event Reports (AERs) and are submitted to the FDA by consumers, healthcare professionals, and…

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Camp Lejeune & Cancer

According to federal health officials, military personnel who were stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1975 and 1985 were found to have at least a 20% higher risk of developing a number of cancers as compared to those stationed elsewhere. The officials have released a long-awaited study on the contaminated drinking water at the North Carolina…

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No Amount Is Safe

The AP has reported some shocking news that the Environmental Protection Agency has warned that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected.  Even though the two compounds, known as PFOA and PFOS, have…

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Off Again, On Again?

It looks like mandatory masking on airplanes may be a thing of the past. Maybe. Late Monday, United, American, Southwest, Delta, Alaska, and other airlines dropped their face mask requirement effective immediately. The mandate lift came directly on the heels of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa. She said the federal…

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Masks For Everyone

The CDC has updated its guidelines, once again, regarding Covid-19, and it looks like masks are making a comeback. The Capitol’s Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from…

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