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Why Ditching Antibacterial Soap Is a Good Idea

Story at-a-glance− Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical used in a wide variety of consumer products, has many potentially harmful effects, especially for children Triclosan can alter hormone regulation

Want to Be More Health Savvy?

  On this page: Consequences of Low Health Literacy How FDA Encourages Health Literacy How to Improve Your Own Health Literacy To make good health decisions, you need to know ...
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Supermarket Guru to Showcase Hottest 2015 Food Trends at Midwinter Leadership Forum

News Release   For Immediate Release, December 1, 2014 Contact: Miriam Wolk mwolk@unitedfresh.org 202-303-3410   Supermarket Guru to Showcase Hottest 2015 Food Trends at Midwinter Leadership Forum   WASHINGTON, DC – Attendees at United’s ...
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Ebola vaccine seems safe, prompts immune response

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) <http://www.niaid.nih.gov> For Immediate Release: Friday, November 28, 2014   CONTACT: ...
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Sony’s ads shouldn’t play games

November 25, 2014 by  Bridget Small Consumer education specialist, FTC If a company promises a new and innovative handheld gaming console, you’d expect the features to work as described ...
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Goal Zero Recalls Battery Packs Recalled

-----------NEWS from CPSC----------- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 www.cpsc.gov 1. Goal Zero Recalls Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Goal-Zero-Recalls-Battery-Packs/ 2. ...
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Creative Sausage Making workshop scheduled Jan. 16-17 in College Station

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Davey Griffin, 979-845-3935, dgriff@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Creative Sausage Making Workshop is scheduled Jan. 16-17 at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas ...
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Americans Have More Toxic Flame Retardants in Their Bodies Than Previously Thought... Free Test Can Determine if You’re Sitting on Toxic Furniture

Editor's note: Do not bother to do such a test. Flame retardants are used in your carpets and other household products to prevent fire. It can be everywhere. It can be illegal if flame retardants are not added to certain household products. More than 95% Americans are polluted by chemicals of this sort....
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There’s smart. And then there’s CFTC SmartCheck.

November 24, 2014 by Joshua Bailes, Consumer Content Specialist, Office of Consumer Outreach, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Investors often fail to check the background of their ...
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WSU’s grizzly bears lose weight on Thanksgiving?

11/24/2014   WSU’s grizzly bears lose weight on Thanksgiving?   Contacts: Lynne Nelson, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 509-335-0789,olnelson@vetmed.wsu.edu Linda Weiford, WSU News, 509-335-7209, linda.weiford@wsu.edu   PULLMAN, Wash. - If you think Thanksgiving dinner can pack ...
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