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Store makeup tester samples revealed harmful bacteria, including E. Coli
A good reason not to try out makeup testers in the store: "You could literally be applying and smearing someone else's fecal matter directly onto your lips," dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe said. That's gross even if it's not on your lips.  And, "You can catch the herpes simplex virus from an inanimate object such as lipstick. In fact, that virus can survive on the surface of a lipstick tube...[ Read More... ]
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E. Coli
A 3-year old boy has been hospitalized for E. Coli with severe intestimanl symptoms after swimming in at Lake Wildwood Beach in Nevada County.  Three other kids have also been treated for E. Coli.The health deparment closed down the beach after the water test results showed it had the high levels of fecal colforms - bacteria that can cause serious illness:“Real upset stomach,...[ Read More... ]
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Raw Cookie Dough
The Salmonella bacteria can be found in raw/lightly cooked eggs that have not been pasteurized ane make you sick (CDC: "Salmonella and Eggs").. Cartons of eggs that are not pasteurized must carry the FDA-required label:Safe Handling InstructionsTo prevent illness from bacteria: keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly. (via FDA:...[ Read More... ]
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