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Winter Brings Rise in Carbon Monoxide Danger: Stay Safe

SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2022 – Winter weather brings with it plenty of hazards, including risks from carbon monoxide poisoning, and fires. But the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers...

Put Safety at Top of Your Holiday Toy Gift List

SUNDAY, Dec. 4, 2022 – Getting toys for some of the tots in your life this holiday season? Experts at Penn State Health offer tips on making safe choices. Each year, about 200,000 U.S. children end...

Lead Toxin Concerns Spur Recall of Toddler Sippy Cups

MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2022 – Parents whose toddlers use certain Green Sprouts bottles or cups need to discard them immediately because of a risk for lead exposure, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...

Using an Online Pharmacy to Buy Meds? It's Buyer Beware, FDA Says

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 – It might be tempting to buy prescription medication online, but buyers should beware, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. While some pharmacy websites operate...

More U.S. Kids Are Heading to ERs After Drinking Cough Suppressant

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 – Increasing numbers of young children are showing up in emergency rooms after accidentally ingesting the cough suppressant benzonatate, U.S. health officials reported...

Recent Increase Seen in Pediatric Benzonatate Exposure

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 – Pediatric benzonatate prescription utilization has increased recently, as have cases involving intentional benzonatate exposure, according to a study published online Nov....

Chemicals in Household Plastics May Raise Risk for Fibroids

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 – Uterine fibroids can cause uncontrolled bleeding and infertility in women, and now a new study finds an unexpected culprit: Toxic chemicals called phthalates that are...

California Files Suit Over 'Forever Chemicals' in Water

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2022 – The state of California is suing several companies for their role in manufacturing "forever chemicals." The lawsuit filed Thursday also claims that the companies, including...

California Files Suit Over 'Forever Chemicals' in Water

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2022 – The state of California is suing several companies for their role in manufacturing "forever chemicals." The lawsuit filed Thursday also claims that the companies, including...

FDA Warns of Animal Tranquilizer in Illicit Drugs

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2022 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned health care workers to look out for patients who may have been exposed to a potentially deadly animal sedative,...

As Nicole Pummels Florida, Experts Warn of Generator Dangers

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 – Hurricane Nicole left thousands of Floridians without power Thursday morning, leading the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to warn residents about the dangers of...

'Healthier' Furniture Without PFAS Toxins Brings Healthier Offices

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2022 – Equipping offices with "healthier" furnishings could reduce human exposure to risky PFAS chemicals, new research suggests. To look at indoor PFAS levels, a team led by...

Check Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries as Clocks Go Back on Sunday

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2022 – When you set your clocks back on Sunday, do some simple at-home safety checks that could save your life. Check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to be...

Dove, TRESemmé Dry Shampoos Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2022 – Unilever announced Monday that it has recalled certain dry shampoo sprays because they may contain elevated levels of benzene. The propellant used in the products, which are...

Woman Sues L'Oreal Over Claim Hair Straightener Spurred Uterine Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2022 – A Missouri woman has sued L’Oréal and several other beauty product companies, alleging that their hair-straightening products caused her uterine cancer. The lawsuit claims th...

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