January 5, 2021

How To Survive a Pandemic

From tuberculosis to bird flu and HIV to coronavirus, these infectious diseases share a common origin story: human interaction with animals. Otherwise known as zoonotic diseases for their passage from animals to humans, these pathogens―both pre-existing ones and those newly identified―emerge and re-emerge throughout history, sparking epidemics and pandemics that have resulted in millions of deaths around the world. How did these diseases come about? And what―if anything―can we do to stop them and their fatal march into our countries, our homes, and our bodies? In How to Survive a Pandemic, Dr. Michael Greger, physician and internationally recognized expert on […]
August 15, 2018

Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Now Have More Info

Today Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest multinational manufacturers of consumer packaged
October 17, 2017

When Good Cans Go Bad: Why They Explode

Exploding canned goods was the case in Australia. Cans of SPC Ardmona Whole Peeled Tomatoes were exploding when they were opened, causing their owners to be covered in juices and tomato bits. A packaging malfunction that resulted in increased air pressure was to blame for the explosions. As this was an obvious safety concern, the product was recalled and pulled from the shelves of stores and customers were encouraged to throw away affected product. Though some people surely took a different approach and made a game out of the exploding tomato cans to see who would end up needing a […]
September 6, 2017

Study Shows Hidden Carcinogen Taints Tap Water

WASHINGTON – An unregulated cancer-causing industrial solvent, which is also a hidden impurity in
August 22, 2017

New Resource for Product Recalls Arrive

It’s easy to buy a host of products from online, but nearly impossible to search every multiple government
August 9, 2017

Groups Sue FDA to Take Formaldehyde Out of Salons

The Food and Drug Administration has failed to act on dangerous hair straighteners that contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde and pose a significant health hazard to consumers and salon workers, the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth allege in a motion filed July 28 in federal district court. The motion is part of the groups’ lawsuit against the FDA for its failure to act on a six-year-old petition requesting an investigation into popular hair smoothing treatments that are still sold in stores and salons. These straighteners – often known as keratin treatments or by the name of one prominent brand, Brazilian Blowout – contain formaldehyde, […]
May 23, 2017

Is Cooking With Aluminum Pans A Health Risk?

In the last several years, more information has surfaced about the safety of chemicals used to create Teflon (PTFE) and other non-stick surface coated pans.  It was found that with use, scraping food with utensils could cause tiny flecks of these chemical-based surfaces to get into your food.  Even though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had deemed that ingesting small particles of these pan surfaces has not been shown to cause any real health problems, many of my patients decided to throw out their non-stick cookware and switch back to cast iron or aluminum. Cast iron cookware has been around […]