Lead Poisoning on US Army Bases a Real Risk

31 children at Ft. Benning have lead poisoning.  Additionally, 77 children at Fort Polk in Louisiana, Fort Riley in Kansas, and Fort Hood and Fort Bliss in Texas test positive for high lead levels. According to a recent report by Reuters, lead is in paint in on-post...

Mercury in Tuna? What are the Dangers?

Fish is supposed to be good for us.  It’s high in protein, low in saturated fat, rich in micronutrients, and provides certain omega-3 fatty acids that the body can’t make.  Many of us get our fish from canned tuna. But did you know that canned tuna is the most common...

Roofies Still A Favorite Date Rape Drug

Date rape may not be in the news lately, but it hasn’t gone away.  Police in Georgia are looking for a man who was drugged then raped a woman he met on a dating site.  Recently in Jackson Hole, Wyoming a woman was found passed out at a bar.  She had been given...

Are You Taking Fake Drugs?

An Austrian woman contaminated an entire sewage treatment plant with mercury earlier this year.  Apparently, the woman had been to India to receive cancer “remedies”.  It turns out the 22 pounds of creams and powders she brought back contained dangerous levels of...

Are E-cigs safer than regular cigarettes?

Are E-cigs safer than regular cigarettes? E-cigarettes have been marketed as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco.  But from their beginning, many people wondered if using e-cigarettes would just lead to smoking the real thing.  Some also suspected inhaling the...