Should You Worry About Lead in Your Lipstick?

According to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis conducted in December 2011, 400 lipstick products were found to contain trace amounts of lead.  The worst offenders, products by L’Oreal, contained about 7 parts per million of lead.  Others by Avon, Revlon, Cover Girl, and Maybelinne contained 4 or 5 […]

March 11th, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Public Health|Comments Off on Should You Worry About Lead in Your Lipstick?

High Arsenic Levels Found in Organic Foods and Baby Formula

A new study from Dartmouth University has reported that high levels of arsenic, a chemical that has been linked to cancer, chronic diseases, and developmental birth defects, has been found in foods that contain brown rice syrup as a primary ingredient.  Organic brown rice syrup is often used as a […]

February 28th, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Food Safety, Public Health|Comments Off on High Arsenic Levels Found in Organic Foods and Baby Formula

Product Liability Alert: Around 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was determined that BMW must recall almost 89,000 of its turbocharged “Mini” models because it was possible that they could catch fire when the engine is turned off.

The report acknowledged that the hazard was caused by the auxiliary water […]

February 1st, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Product Liability Alert: Around 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Ford Recalls SUV’s and minivans

According to the Boston Globe, Ford Motor Company has recalled approximately half a million vehicles due to mechanical issues.  The Ford recall includes minivans and SUV’s, most notably, the 2004 and 2005 Freestar, the Mercury Monterey Minivans, and the 2001 and 2002 Ford Escape.

The minivan recall was due to a […]

January 26th, 2012|Community News, Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Ford Recalls SUV’s and minivans

Cured Meats Linked to Increase in Risk of Cancer

According to a new study from the British Journal of Cancer, there is a possible link between processed meat, like bacon and sausage, and pancreatic cancer.  The study showed that, for every 50 gram serving per day, the risk of pancreatic cancer increases up by 19 percent.

This link is in […]

January 24th, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Food Safety, Public Health|Comments Off on Cured Meats Linked to Increase in Risk of Cancer

New Study Reveals High Levels of Arsenic in Some Juices

A new study has revealed that there may be a potential danger lurking in some children’s juices.  On his TV show, Dr. Oz said, “some of the best known brands in America have arsenic in their apple juice.”

His statement sparked a serious controversy and ABC Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser […]

December 17th, 2011|Dangerous Products, Public Health, Public Safety, Toxic|Comments Off on New Study Reveals High Levels of Arsenic in Some Juices

Study Links Canned Soup to Higher Levels of BPA

A few years ago consumers were warned about the dangers of drinking from plastic bottles made with BPA, an odorless, tasteless chemical. Many water bottles are now labeled BPA free. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that BPA is currently used in the lining of […]

December 12th, 2011|Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Study Links Canned Soup to Higher Levels of BPA