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January 2010 Archive

Published on Jan 27, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Fake Alli pills sold online

Fake, potentially harmful versions of the weight loss drug Alli are being sold on Internet auction sites such as eBay, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. FDA lab tests found that the imitation pills contain three times the usual daily dose of a controlled substance that is the main ingredient in the prescription weight loss drug Meridia.

Published on Jan 22, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
fda bpa

If any of you have been following the BPA (Bisphenol A) discussions going on in the news, you might be interested in a recent announcement by the FDA. In a departure from its previous stance that BPA poses no health risks, the agency is now saying parents should try and minimize infants' exposure to the chemical.

Published on Jan 21, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Dorel cribs and Graco strollers recalled

Two major product recalls for popular children's products have been announced in the past week. Graco issued a recall on 1.5 million strollers that can cause finger amputations, and Dorel recalled over 600,000 cribs because they pose suffocation and strangulation hazards.

Published on Jan 20, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
FDA concerned about BPA effects

According to the FDA, parents should take precautions to try and limit infants' exposure to the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA). The agency said that it has "some concern" about the safety of BPA but did not go so far as to call it a definite health risk.

Published on Jan 18, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Pennsylvania driver safety

Think our roadways are safe? Think again – Pennsylvania has the sixth worst driver safety legislation in the country, according to the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

Published on Jan 12, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Cadmium found in children's jewelry

An Associated Press (AP) study found that Chinese manufacturers have been using the dangerous heavy metal cadmium in children's jewelry sold throughout the country. Cadmium is a known carcinogen, and like lead, which has been banned from use in jewelry, it can hinder brain development in young children and cause cancer.

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