Rohypnol-a Potent Date Rape Drug

Rohypnol is the brand name for Flunitrazepam, and is commonly called a “roofie”. It is a potent benzodiazepine that is used for date rape as it can render a person unconscious. It is often crushed and sprinkled in a drink.  Odorless and tasteless, people...

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...

Lead Poisoning a Risk at Shooting Range

Lead Poisoning a Greater Risk for Shooting Range Users and Employees People who work at indoor firing ranges may be at a greater risk for lead poisoning.  Recreational shooters and law enforcement also have an elevated risk.  “We are seeing an increase in firing...

Is There Copper in Your Cocktail?

Is there copper in your cocktail?  If those drinks, like the Moscow Mule, are served in a copper mug, you may be at risk for copper poisoning. In fact, the danger is significant enough to have the FDA regulate their use.  Did you know the FDA prohibits any foods with...

Drugs in Your Vitamins?

Over half of the adults in the US take some kind of dietary supplement.  However, most don’t realize that the majority of vitamins and supplements have never been tested or approved by the FDA.   Did you know that manufacturers do not have to prove their products are...

What is chromium?

Just exactly what is chromium?  Most of us know chromium as the silver metal used in chrome plating.  It makes shiny bumpers and wheels.  It’s also a component of stainless steel. But it has many other forms and uses.  Chromium is considered an “essential element”. ...