In the 1990’s legislation restricted the advertising and sale of cigarettes and tobacco products, preventing “big tobacco” from marketing their product to minors. But forget about tobacco. The introduction of the e-cigarette in 2003 was supposed to give smokers a way to reduce their tobacco and nicotine consumption.
Since they were unregulated by the tobacco company agreements, it opened the door for advertising to a largely untapped market: kids.
Today, e-cigarette use among the adolescent population exceeds traditional tobacco use. In fact, there is increasing evidence that people who start vaping at a young age switch to cigarettes, making the original goal of vaping suspect. Continue reading “E-Cigarettes: More Addictive and Harmful Than the Originals”
Imagine this: you come home from work and park in your garage. An hour later, while you’re sitting outside on your deck, your house shakes and your smoke alarms start to go off all over your house.
A quick investigation shows the problem coming from your garage and the area surrounding it. Even with a fire extinguisher and your water hose, you’re unable to put out the blaze that seems to have started in your car. When the fire fighters arrive, it takes them nearly an hour more to put it out. Continue reading “No One Expects Their Car to Explode!”
The FDA has issued an official warning on the use of sleep positioners meant to keep infants under the age of six months from rolling over.
Such devices are often marketed as reducing the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). However, the FDA states that it has never approved any item for such use. There is no evidence that any product claiming to prevent SIDS can actually do so.
Baby sleep positioners may be labeled as “nests” or “anti-roll” supports or devices. Continue reading “FDA Issues Warning on Infant Sleep Positioners”
Talcum powder has been found to cause ovarian cancer. Talcum powder, or Talc, is used by millions of women for personal hygiene. If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talc products, contact Harman Law LLC online or at (404) 554-0777 for a free consultation. Continue reading “Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Risk”
Common over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medications like Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium are linked to increasing the risk of chronic kidney disease. These drugs are known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI). The OTC heartburn medicine is used to tame heartburn and reduce acid reflux. Continue reading “Heartburn Medications Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid Linked to Kidney Disease”
Roundup, a popular weed killer, manufactured by Monsanto has had attention drawn to the company and product recently. Medical studies conclude that the chemical is linked to inhaled and skin exposure injuries in combination with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Other injuries have also been reported. Continue reading “Roundup Herbicide May Cause Cancer or Serious Injury”
Talcum powder, used by millions of women for personal hygiene, caused the death of Jacqueline Fox. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder and Shower to Shower for some 35 years. The lawsuit came about when it was found that the manufacturer knew of the cancer risk associated with their product and failed to disclose the risk. Continue reading “$72 Million Verdict Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Death Lawsuit”
Metra, a major transportation system in Chicago, Illinois has banned the use of hoverboards on all of its modes of public trains. These electronic scooters are shown in several stories, and in video evidence, to catch fire while charging or spontaneously. Continue reading “Consumer Product Danger: Hoverboards are a Fire Risk”
Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Durango models in recall for defective wiring and potential fire risk
After an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler has been forced to recall almost 895,000 sport utility vehicles. The recall covers Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models manufactured between 2011 and 2014. The affected models include about 651,000 vehicles in the United States, 45,700 in Canada, 23,000 in Mexico, and 175,000 outside North America. Continue reading “Recall: Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango Vanity Mirror Lights Defective Wiring, Fire Risk”
Researchers Issue New Warnings
About 500 sunscreen products on the market this year that contain sunscreen have been found to either not work as well as advertised, or may contain ingredients that could be toxic according to a recent article in The Columbus Dispatch newspaper.
Researchers at the Environmental Working Group said many of the sunscreen products available today aren’t protecting your skin and may actually be harming your health. Researchers for the group – a consumer-action organization based in Washington, D.C. – analyzed over 700 sunscreen products sold in the United States, and they approved less than one-third of them as both safe and effective. Continue reading “Is Your Sunscreen Safe?”