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FDA warning to stop using these 9 toxic hand sanitizers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to avoid using these 9 hand sanitizers manufactured by Esk Biochem SA de CV in Mexico because they containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested:All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol...[ Read More... ]
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Don't leave hand sanitizer - or clear water bottles - in your car, fire department says
UPDATE:"Brazilian fact-checker Aos Fatos and Estado Verifica found that a car would need to reach an internal temperature above 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit) to cause hand sanitizer to combust. A study by Arizona State University looking at cars parked in triple-digit summer heat found temperatures topped out around 160 F (71.11 C)," according to its report.Most hand...[ Read More... ]
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Apple, Samsung sued for unsafe radiation levels from some iPhone, Galaxy phones
Class action lawsuit ignited by Chicago Tribue investigation claiming that certain iPhone models and Galaxy S models emit radio frequency (RF) radiation levels that exceed safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The lawsuite has been filed two days after the study, on Friday, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on FridayApple's...[ Read More... ]
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Man who died of lung cancer says moral of story:
Geoffrey Turner, 66 year-old man from Latham, New York died on Februrary 13. He used his obituary to warn other to not smoke, or quit if they are:"I was an idiot who made the same stupid decision, day-after-day, multiple times per day. I was a smoker and even though I knew it may eventually kill me, I chose to deny the truth to myself. The pain and suffering I caused my family was not worth the...[ Read More... ]
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Grand Canyon visitors & employees may have been exposed to dangerous radiation levels for years
Tourists and employees at the Grand Canyon National Park may have been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation for years, federal officials said.Three paint cans stored in the Grand Canyon's museum collection were found to be full of radioactive uranium for decades.  The cans have been removed and the area is now safe.The National Park's safety director says thousands of people were...[ Read More... ]
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Swimming with sharks at your own risk - you can get bit
Katarina Zarutskie, 19-year-old nursing student at University of Miami and Instagram model from Laguna Beach, California, swam with nurse sharks in the ocean off the Bahamas' Staniel Cay last month.  Floating one minute and then yanked under water by a 5-foot shark the next."He had my wrist in his mouth and I could feel his teeth sinking into my arm," Zarutskie told NBC News on Monday....[ Read More... ]
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Tooth found in cashews
Ravenna, Ohio: Ohio woman Nickolette Botsford says she found a tooth with dried blood on it while eating cashews.  She felt something hard while chewing on the nuts "and vomited when she saw it looked like a tooth", WOIO-TV reports.   The hospital confirmed it is in fact a human tooth spotted with dried blood.  Botsford was treated for exposure to blood or bodily...[ Read More... ]
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Ulta Beauty resells used makeup
Twitter users who used to work for Ulta Beauty posted tweets accusing Ulta Beaty of reselling used makeup-products on purpose.One Twitter user named @fatinamxo wrote about how the retail managers instructed her to clean used makeup products so they could be repackaged and sold again.So I’m gonna start a thread about a serious matter because I feel like makeup lovers should know what’s...[ Read More... ]
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Gluten-free diet not recommended if you don't have celiac disease
It's recommended to go gluten-free if you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, as strong evidence links gluten to digestive problems in these specific cases.  But Consumer Reports says avoiding gluten is not a good idea for those who are not allergic to gluten, and can do more harm than good:"Less than 7 percent of Americans have celiac disease or another condition that causes gluten...[ Read More... ]
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Vibrio, flesh-eating bacteria, contracted from raw oysters
Lafayette, Louisiana: Friends Karen Bowers and Jeanette LeBlanc shucked and ate about two dozen raw oysters.“About 36 hours later she started having extreme respiratory distress, had a rash on her legs and everything,” Bergquist said.“An allergic reaction of sorts, that’s what I would call it. That’s what we thought,” Bowers added.(via KRON4, "Texas woman dies...[ Read More... ]
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