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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.