Category Archives: Dangerous Products

Research Focuses on the Dangers of “Third-Hand Smoke”

Contact with tobacco smoke residue can have harmful effects similar to that of first- and second-hand smoke By Marty Grossman – The health risks associated with smoking and [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, Diseases, Toxic Substances

Is the Taser Really a “Non-Lethal” Weapon?

Numerous deaths associated with the device raise questions about its safety By Stef Morisi – In recent years, law enforcement agencies nationwide have sought to integrate a number [..]

Dangerous Products, General

Studies Show that there is Good Reason to be concerned About the Widespread Use of Phthalates

By Robert A. Cardali – There is currently a growing debate regarding the safety of a group of chemicals used in many personal care products and other consumer [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, General, Men, Toxic Substances, Women

Exposure to PCBs May Increase Risk of Lymphoma, According to Study

By Steven Di Joseph – A study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (Rockville, Maryland) and published in an issue of the journal Epidemiology indicates that [..]

Dangerous Products, Diseases, General, Toxic Substances

Smoking May Lead to an Increased Risk of Developing Tuberculosis – Study

By Steven Di Joseph – A research team headed by Dr. Saskia de Boon of the Desmond Tutu TB Center at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) studied 2,400 people [..]

Dangerous Products, Diseases, General, Toxic Substances

Individuals Trying to Quit Find Anti-Smoking Commercials Helpful – According to a Study

By Steven Di Joseph – Although it is often difficult to measure the actual effect of TV ads on consumers, a survey suggests that anti-smoking commercials played a [..]

Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, General, Men, Women

TVs Not Properly Secured May Put Children in Harm’s Way

By Steven Di Joseph – A review of records indicates that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced eight recalls for various types of TV tables or [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, General

Expert Says – Smoking Cigarettes Interferes With Healing Process

By Steven Di Joseph – From an article written in the Australian Pharmacist, Geoff Sussman of the Wound Foundation at Melbourne’s Monash University states that smoking seriously interferes [..]

Dangerous Products, General

Why Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs is a Bad Idea

By Steven Di Joseph – For the past several years, there has been an ongoing debate surrounding the controversial methods being used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to market prescription [..]

Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, Drugs

The Duragesic (Fentanyl) Pain Patch: One Very Dangerous Drug

By Steven Di Joseph – Although prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers have become commonplace, and are taken by tens of millions of Americans for every imaginable (and even [..]

Dangerous Products, Drugs, General