Entries in Safety (13)

Thursday
Jun302016

Cleaning spray sets off shock explosion in Frankfurt cafe

Four people have been injured in an explosion at a cafe in a Frankfurt shopping district. The culprit: cleaning products.

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Tuesday
Apr262016

Pesticide found in popular breakfast foods, test finds

Glyphosate, the most widely used agricultural herbicide, was found in 11 of 24 breakfast food samples tested recently. The Alliance for Natural Health-USA (ANH-USA) conducted the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Doctors warn that more children are getting drunk on hand sanitizer

Since 2010, poison control center hotlines across the United States have seen a nearly 400% increase in calls related to children younger than 12 ingesting hand sanitizer, according to new analysis by the Georgia Poison Center.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

Labs cited for 'serious' security failures in research with bioterror germs

Amid concerns about the potential of a laboratory insider unleashing a deadly bioterror pathogen on the public, President Obama ordered greater scrutiny of workers with access to the riskiest microbes five years ago. The goal of the resulting regulations was to prevent something like the 2001 anthrax letter attacks — or worse — from happening again.

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Thursday
Jul302015

Cleaning Products: NIOSH to Investigate How Much is Too Much

In a study beginning this fall, researchers with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will work with outside investigators to study the types of exposures and the levels at which cleaning products trigger asthma and other respiratory and irritant symptoms in hospital workers.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Proposed legislation would ban microbeads in personal care products

Michigan congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has joined his colleague Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, to introduce a bill that would ban the use of synthetic plastic microbeads in personal care products such as face wash, soap and toothpaste.

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Tuesday
Mar032015

Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab

Officials are investigating how a deadly type of bacteria was released from a high-security laboratory at the Tulane National Primate Center in Louisiana. Officials say there is no risk to the public.

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Monday
Nov172014

Research aims to improve data on human exposure to chemicals

Safety data is lacking for many chemicals that are already in widespread use. But new research aims to help fill in the gaps in our knowledge about whether these substances cause health problems.

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Friday
Nov142014

Study: Kids are eating those laundry detergent pods and some are winding up hospitalized

Those little laundry detergent pods that have gotten so popular pose “a serious poisoning risk to young children,” says a study in the journal Pediatrics.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

Hospitals Take Cues From The Hospitality Industry

Two years ago, Inova Health System recruited a top executive who was not a physician, had never worked in hospital administration and barely knew the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. What Paul Westbrook specialized in was customer service. His background is in the hotel business – Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton, to be precise.

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