Safety

Looking for Answers in Wake Forest Well Water Contamination

At least 21 families are living with a threat of potential cancer after their wells have been found to be contaminated with TCE–a cancer-causing cleaning agent. According to an article on WRAL.com, the water was likely contaminated by two small circuit board assembly companies that were formerly located on Stony Hill Road near Wake Forest. …

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Burn Risk from Common Topical Muscle and Joint Pain Relievers

If you can purchase a medication or cream in a supermarket without a prescription, it has to be safe…right?  Not necessarily. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an advisory for common over-the-counter (OTC) topical muscle and joint pain relievers, including Bengay, Capzasin, Flexall, Icy Hot, and Mentholatum. The various formulations–which include creams, lotions, …

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June and July are Fireworks Safety Months

June and July are “Fireworks Safety Months.”  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 7,000 people each year are treated in hospitals for injuries caused by fireworks. More than half those injuries occurred in children. Hands, fingers, and eyes are the body parts most likely injured. In addition, fireworks also caused home …

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