Critics: Hubble contact lenses may cause serious eye problems

The online brand Hubble set itself up to disrupt the contact lens industry by selling a month’s worth of daily lenses for $39 in a subscription format. Eye care professionals warn users that the company’s business model could be dangerous: Hubble’s direct-to-consumer model doesn’t involve optometrists or ophthalmologists, bypassing the fittings advisable for people seeking

Remodelers and disaster workers could be exposed to asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring, microscopic mineral fiber that has heat- and corrosion-resistant properties. It was therefore used in a wide variety of applications in industry and construction. Unfortunately, these tiny fibers can become airborne and lodge themselves in the lungs, the lining of the lungs, or the lining of the digestive tract. This can

Report: Only 61% of people arrested for DUI are convicted

If you’re arrested for DUI, you may notice an observer in the courtroom: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In 12 states across the nation, members of this anti-drunk-driving group send monitors into courtrooms “to make sure prosecutors and judges know that we are watching.” Although the group doesn’t currently have court monitors in Tennessee, it

Peñafiel bottled water recalled for violative arsenic levels

In April, Consumer Reports published an investigation into Peñafiel bottled water, which is produced by Keurig Dr. Pepper. CR’s tests discovered, on average, 18.1 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic in Peñafiel, which was tested three times. CR notified Keurig Dr. Pepper, which admitted that its own tests had found similar levels — 17 ppb.

SCOTUS: Warrant not needed for blood draw on unconscious driver

In the 2013 case of Missouri v. McNeely, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that subjecting someone to a blood test, which involves a needle stick, is much more intrusive than subjecting them to a breath or urine test. Therefore, it is a more serious intrusion into the person’s Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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