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Formaldehyde in Hair Straighteners Prompts FDA Warning

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 – You might decide your frizzy locks aren't so bad after all, given a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that most hair straightening/smoothing products...

Drivers May Be Inhaling Dangerous Carcinogens Inside Their Cars

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2021 – Worried about what damage the polluted air outside might pose to your health during your work commute? New research suggests you might want to worry more about the...

Silent Killer: Watch Out for Carbon Monoxide Dangers This Winter

SUNDAY, Feb. 14, 2021 – Carbon monoxide poisoning can prove fatal without a warning, because it can't be seen, smelled or heard. It's important to be aware of it, especially during winter when...

In Philadelphia, an Animal Tranquilizer Is Driving Deadly Rise in Opioid ODs

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 – Philadelphia is seeing a surge in overdose fatalities involving heroin and/or fentanyl plus an animal tranquilizer not approved for human use, according to a new study. The...

Pediatric Ocular Exposure to Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers on the Rise

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 – From April to August 2020, there was an increase in unintentional ocular exposure to alcohol-based hand sanitizers (ABHS) among children compared with 2019, according to a...

Which Seafood Has the Highest Amount of Microplastics?

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 – Those mussels, oysters and scallops on your plate may come with a secret ingredient: microplastics. Researchers at Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull in the...

Toxic Metals Might Affect Pregnancy, Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 – Exposure to metals may disrupt pregnant women's hormones and boost the odds of complications such as preeclampsia, preterm birth and low birth weight, according to a new...

How to Guard Against Home Heating Hazards

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 – Many Americans are working at home or attending school virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to increased use of home heating and its potential risks, an expert...

Cadmium Burden Linked to Mortality From Flu, Pneumonia

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 – Cadmium burden is associated with increased mortality from influenza or pneumonia in U.S. adults, according to a study published online Dec. 16 in Environmental Health...

High Blood Levels of Cadmium May Be Tied to Worse COVID-19

WEDNESDAY Dec. 16, 2020 – Old age and chronic health conditions aren't the only risk factors for serious COVID-19 infection. Researchers say people with high levels of the heavy metal cadmium may...

All-Drug Overdoses Rising in Children Aged 0 to 10, 11 to 14

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 – From April 2016 through September 2019, suspected all-drug overdoses increased among those aged 0 to 10 and 11 to 14 years, while there was a decrease seen in suspected...

Youth Opioid Deaths Often Involve Other Substances, Too

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 – In 2018, polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths became more common than deaths involving opioids alone among U.S. youth, according to a study published online Nov. 23...

Federal Rules Tied to Reduced ED Visits for Pediatric Magnet Ingestions

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 – Emergency department admissions for pediatric magnet ingestions track federal rule changes strengthening or loosening industry standards, according to a research letter...

Some Talc Products Contain Asbestos: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 – Nearly 15% of talc-based cosmetic products analyzed in a recent study contained asbestos. Environmental Working Group (EWG) – an American advocacy nonprofit that commissioned ...

More Kids Injured by Tiny Magnets After Sales Ban Was Lifted: Study

  TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 – Small, powerful magnets in toys like Buckyballs building sets and jewelry kits are causing an alarming number of serious pediatric injuries in the United States, new ...

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