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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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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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Claire's recalls children's makeup after mom finds asbestos in 6-year-old's kit
Claire's, a store that sells accessories and makeup targeting young girls and teens, has recalled 17 makeup kits and pulled them off the shelves because they were found to contain asbestos.  The investigation was started by Barrington, Rhode Island mom Kristi Warner testing her 6-year-old daughter's makeup kit via an independent lab and getting the alarming news:"I physically sank,”...[ Read More... ]
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Health Department warns to keep your smartphone out of your pocket and away from your bed
California Department of Public Health (CDPH):"Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones," said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. "We know that simple steps, such as not keeping your phone in your pocket and...[ Read More... ]
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Subsys, a fentanyl sublingual (under the tongue) spray from Insys Therapeutics
On Thursday the billionaire owner of Insys Therapeutics was arrested and charged for bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud for the illegal distribution of Subsys, a Fentanyl under-the-tongue spray, meant for cancer patients.  Federal charges include: racketeering, conspiracy to commit fraud, and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback law.The indictment:"As alleged, these executives...[ Read More... ]
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lymph node
Australia.  Doctors thought 30 year-old woman had lymphoma due to her symptoms, but it was due to her immune system response to a 15-year old tattoo.  After removing her swollen lymph node, they found black tattoo pigment in it.She had small lumps under her arms for 2 weeks, and a body scan showed even more enlarged lymph nodes in her chest, including near the bottom of her...[ Read More... ]
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Tap Water Database: Check out what's in your tap water by zip code
Enter in your zip code and you can check EWG's Tap Water Database for contaminants detected above health guidelines and other detected contaminants.  Good reasons to opt for water filters.Since 2010, water utilities' testing has found pollutants in Americans' tap water, according to an EWG drinking water quality analysis of 30 million state water records.https://www.ewg.org/tapwaterWhat...[ Read More... ]
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Textured popcorn ceiling risks
If you have a textured ceiling in your home that kind of looks like popcorn, also known as cottage cheese ceiling, stucco ceiling or acoustic ceiling, and it's been there for about 20 or more years, you of course don't want to eat it, but you also do not want to sand away at it, puch a hole in it to hang something, or bounce a ball against it.  The reason: it may contain the carcinogen...[ Read More... ]
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