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It's a Blizzard! 5 Surprising Tips For Staying Safe In the Snow

Much of the Northeast is covered in a thick blanket of snow thanks to winter storm Hercules. And that means potential health hazards. 447 more words

Safety

Why Homeland Security Cares About Spooky Halloween Contact Lenses

Those cat-eye contacts may make your costume, but if you buy them, you might be putting your vision at risk. 639 more words

Policy & Industry

Eye on Mercury: Mascara Exempt from Ban

Last week, about 140 countries signed the United Nations’ Minamata Convention, a global treaty that includes a ban on mercury for cosmetics and soaps. 184 more words

Policy & Industry

Rearview Camera Delay Steers U.S. Into Court Challenge

Consumer groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday for delaying a rule that would require new cars sold in the U.S. 367 more words

Policy & Industry

FDA Says Arsenic Levels in Rice Are Safe--For Now

On Friday, scientists from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the results of its initial investigation into the presence of arsenic in rice, and concluded that levels of the chemical are very low and do not pose short-term health risks. 334 more words

Medicine

Bike Share, Check. Helmet? Not Always

Bike shares are becoming a popular way to lessen the burden on public transportation and get cities to shrink their carbon footprint. But as most cyclists are noticing, you’ll have to bring your own helmet. 820 more words

Policy & Industry

Playing With Fire: Fireworks Show Accident Focuses Attention on Safety

It’s no surprise that in the days leading up to and including July 4, doctors see a spike in emergency room visits due to fireworks injuries. 455 more words

Safety