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BP’s Saga Continues Apr20

BP’s Saga Continues

BP’s oil spill drama continues two years later as biologists keep gathering unsettling news about wildlife in the gulf. Mutated and deformed species, fish populations diminishing, and the possibility of harm to children and pregnant women that consume contaminated seafood are just few of...

Prevention Harms Mar27

Prevention Harms

Social Issues – The Food and Drug Administration has been ordered by a federal court to “act on scientific knowledge that the overuse of antibiotics in food animals has contributed to the rise of antibiotic resistant infections in humans.” It’s a ruling that could have...

Kiss of Death? Feb18

Kiss of Death?

Social Issues – The cosmetic industry is under fire after a new study released by the FDA has detailed the horrifying truth about the dangerous chemicals in makeup. It turns out that four hundred types of lipstick, currently available on the shelves of major national brand retail outlets, have tested positive for lead. It should really come as no surprise that there are dangerous chemicals in lipstick, especially when we reported last year that Oscar Wilde’s tomb was being eaten away by lipstick and had to be replaced. Here’s one to watch out for: Maybelline Color Sensations (by L’Oreal USA); apparently this was the...

Plan B? Dec09

Plan B?

Social Issues – In a move reminiscent of the Bush administration, President Obama has overruled an FDA decision that would rightfully make Plan B available over the counter, and thus accessible to all females of childbearing age. “Taken up to 72 hours after sex, Plan B greatly...