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Insect Repellents and the Zika Virus

July 13, 2016

The New York Times examines how mosquito repellents work, and suggests alternatives for the chemically intolerant.


Caffeine Addiction

June 7, 2016

Caffeine could be considered the national addiction. Read about how consumables such as toothpaste and gummy bears are giving people another jolt throughout the day. Could they replace coffee?


A Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves

May 11, 2016

The FDA this year announced a ban on most powdered medical gloves. Gloves made of natural rubber latex often contain powder that can get in the air and cause allergic reactions. Some of these gloves have been found to contribute to serious adverse events such as  “airway inflammation, wound inflammation, and post-surgical adhesions, which are […]


The Dangers of Laminate Flooring

May 11, 2016

The National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a revised report saying everyone who has been exposed to laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, including a lifetime cancer risk. “The revised report concludes that irritation and breathing problems could occur in everyone exposed to formaldehyde […]