FDA: Almost 20% of talc-based cosmetics contain asbestos

Laboratory tests recently commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that 20% of talc-based cosmetics sampled contained asbestos. There were nine positive test results out of 52 cosmetics products tested. The testing was performed by AMA Analytical Services, Inc., which is a leading laboratory for testing talc products for asbestos contamination. “A .200

Inclined infant sleepers more dangerous than previously thought

In October, the Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC announced there had been 73 infant deaths reported that were tied to inclined sleepers. Now, Consumer Reports says there have been 19 additional fatalities, these related to the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. That brings the total number of deaths to at least 92. Yet most of

Monsanto secretly funded academic studies to prop up glyphosate

The weed killer glyphosate may well cause cancer. That possibility led the World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the IARC, to declare glyphosate “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015, although several other international agencies did not agree. Naturally, the IARC’s designation was unpopular with Monsanto, the manufacturer of the glyphosate-containing product Roundup. Bayer bought Monsanto in

Australian court orders J&J to pay millions over mesh implants

Pelvic mesh implants were sold by Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries around the world to surgically treat stress urinary incontinence and organ prolapse. Only after many women had been treated did it come to public light these implants could cause serious problems including bleeding, severe pain during intercourse and chronic pain. Last November, an

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