Consumer Safety

May 18, 2023

Four Recently Recalled Products by the FDA That Could Be In Your Home

Potato Chips Frito-Lay today issued a voluntary recall of a limited number – 146 bags – of 13 oz. and 15 5/8 oz. of Lay’s Classic Potato Chips that may contain undeclared milk ingredients from sour cream and onion potato chips. The recall is the result of an investigation following a consumer complaint. Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume product contained inside the recalled bags. Covid Tests SD Biosensor, Inc. today is requesting that consumers stop using and dispose of specific Pilot COVID-19 At-Home […]
January 31, 2023

Study Shows That E-Cigarettes Are More Inflammatory Than Cigarettes

A new study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) had more lung inflammation than cigarette smokers. The study is one of the first to show that e-cigarettes may carry their own set of side effects separate from traditional cigarettes. Participants in the study were grouped into three groups of the same age and sex which consisted of e-cigarette users, cigarette smokers, and those who had never smoked or vaped. In the study, E-cigarette users showed greater pulmonary inflammation than cigarette users and those who have never smoked or vaped. Many falsely assume e-cigarettes are […]
February 17, 2022

Groundwater Awareness: MTBE in Drinking Water

As we wrap up National Groundwater Awareness Week, we look at a potentially cancer-causing chemical that can seep into groundwater and water supplies from old leaking gasoline storage tanks — underground and surface level — or from pipeline breaches: methyl tertiary butyl ether, known as MTBE. This now-banned gasoline additive has been shown to cause [...]
May 17, 2018

Judge Rules that California Starbucks must Contain Cancer Warning

Starbucks, and other coffee shops in California will have to start labeling their coffee drinks with cancer warnings or face millions of dollars in fines. This decision comes in the wake of a non-profit group recently suing around 90 different coffee stores citing violation of California’s law that requires companies to warn consumers of cancer-causing [...]
May 10, 2018

Roundup: Popular Cancer-Causing Weed Killer Found in Many Beers and Wines

Roundup, a popular weed killer made by Monsanto, has been at the heart of many lawsuits recently. Monsanto is currently facing 380 pending lawsuits because the active ingredient in their popular weedkiller, glyphosate, is a known carcinogen. The Cover-up By 2007, Roundup weed killer was the most used agricultural herbicide in the United States. Popularity [...]
March 22, 2018

Takata Airbag Restitution Fund Established

In late February of 2017, Takata entered into a plea agreement with the United States regarding the charges relating to their defective airbags. Their plan created a Trust that will be used to compensate individuals with personal injury and wrongful death claims. Additionally, car manufacturers who were “direct victims of the unlawful actions of Takata” [...]
October 27, 2017

Cleanup Begins After California Wildfire Devastation

October has been a harrowing month for the state of California due to the numerous wildfires that affected many nearby towns and residents. Hundreds of thousands of acres burned, including homes, schools, businesses, and more. Firefighting crews are still working to contain the fires in some areas, but containment is now close to one hundred [...]
October 11, 2017

Asbestos-Related Health Risks for California Off-Roading Enthusiasts

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that can be found all over the globe. Although it is now widely known as a toxic carcinogen, it is still mined in some parts of the world and used in products to be sold cheaply to countries with little to no restrictions on its presence. Even in the United [...]
August 14, 2017

What You Need to Know About Fidget Spinners

We have seen a recent surge in devices and toys targeting “fidgeters” to help them cope with the constant need to be tapping, spinning, or moving. The fidget spinner has clearly boomed and become the most popular of these toys. Although children of 12 years or younger are the primary audience, anyone can use a [...]
July 24, 2017

Harmful Chemicals Found in Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is one of the most common household grocery items sold in the United States. But do we really know what makes up that cheesy powdered content? A recent report from the Coalition for Safer Food Processing and Packing discussed lab tests conducted on various processed cheeses included the mix used in mac [...]