Consumer Alerts

Common Disinfectant Linked to Antibiotic Resistance

Triclosan and other ingredients found in many anti-bacterial household products, are building up in the environment, which can change the ecosystem and fuel bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Is BPA a Risk Factor For IBD?

Groundbreaking new research suggests BPA may be a leading factor in irritable bowel disease.

Consumer Alert: Chemicals in Varnish and Paint May Increase MS Risk

Swedish researchers found that organic solvents in varnish, paint and other products can harm the nervous system.

Consumer Alert: Cancer-Causing Toxins in Nonstick Cookware End Up in Water Supply

Some of the conveniences that come with modern life, such as nonstick cookware, waterproof clothing and stain-resistant carpets, come with a downside — the chemicals used to make them are ending up in the water supply.

Consumer Alert: Are Your Prescription Drugs Making You Depressed?

A new study finds more than one-third of Americans take a prescription medication that has the potential to cause depression and increase the likelihood of suicide.

Consumer Alert: Is Your Toothpaste Putting You at Risk of Colon Cancer?

Studies suggest triclosan can disrupt thyroid function, alter hormone levels, weaken cardiac and skeletal muscle, and contribute to antibiotic resistance. So why is this ingredient still found in some brands of toothpaste?

Are Your Go-To Disinfecting Wipes Laden with Pesticides?

Yet lurking in certain kinds these pleasantly scented cleaning agents are pesticides and other toxins that pose a health risk.

Worse Than Sponges? The Hidden Source of Dangerous Bacteria Lurking in Your Kitchen

Unknown by many, kitchen towels may be one of the top sources of potential bacterial contamination.

Statins May Increase Risk of Incurable Motor Neuron Disease

A new study examined the side effects of statins and found users are nine to 100 times more likely to suffer from MND symptoms.

Landmark Lawsuit Claims Monsanto Hid Cancer Risk of Glyphosate for Decades

4,000 other plaintiffs are suing Monsanto as well, claiming exposure to glyphosate led to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) in themselves or their loved ones.