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Ninja blender
Ninja support replies to customer concerns regarding the Prop 56 Cancer Warning on their blenders:We definitely understand your concerns. We would like you to know that we are required by law in the state of California to include the California Prop 65 Warning. We include the warning in abundance of caution and to comply with this California warning mandate. The mere presence of even one of over...[ 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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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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common bedbug (Cimex lectularius)
Two times in two weeks a fire was sparked by diy (do-it-yourself) attempts to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol, causing extensive damage in Cinicinnati, Ohio.The first on November 28 when a 13-year old boy accidentally set fire to an apartment building after dousing a bed bug with alchohol.  8 people were left homeless.The second late Friday on December 8, 3 people were injured and 10...[ 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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Fire Ball
At the Ohio State Fair, one of the riders injured, Abdihakim Hussein, 19, recalled what happened in the deadly incident:Hussein and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Hannah Sallee, were riding beside the car that came apart when they noticed the floor of their car lift up."I was like, 'That's not supposed to happen,'" she told ABC News. Then, the car next to them broke apart."When the piece broke...[ 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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Brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri
Something to think about when whitewater rafting:A young woman died this week in Ohio after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, commonly called a brain-eating amoeba.Officials from the Franklin County Public Health Department confirmed that the 18-year-old died from amoebic meningoencephalitis, in which the membrane around the brain and spinal cord swells because of infection by...[ Read More... ]
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Strawberries ranked #1 for most pesticides
EWG (the Environmental Working Group) has put out their annual list for which fruits and vegetables they found to have the most pesticide residue, termed the “Dirty Dozen”:1. Strawberries2. Apples3. Nectarines4. Peaches5. Celery6. Grapes7. Cherries8. Spinach9. Tomatoes10. Sweet bell peppers11. Cherry tomatoes12. CucumbersFor the last five years apples were #1, but now it's...[ Read More... ]
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4-year-old Nevaeh suffered brain damage after dentist sedation for a tool pull
Sedation for a tooth pull caused severe brain damage:HOUSTON --A 4-year-old girl went to a dentist to get a tooth pulled, and she's now in a hospital with severe brain damage. Her family is living a nightmare. They want to know how what should have been a simple procedure went so wrong.Two months ago, Nevaeh begged her mom to go to Chuck e Cheese. Now she's at a rehab hospital. The 4-year-old...[ Read More... ]
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