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With the coronavirus pandemic, companies have sprung into action creating products they hope we’ll buy to make ourselves feel safe. Consumers are purchasing masks, gloves, face shields, and disinfectant products from companies they have never heard of before, as well as those they know and trust. But that trust, it turns out, may be misplaced.…

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If you’ve seen the news over the last several months, then you’re very familiar with the issues surrounding the mysterious vaping-related illness that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now officially named the disease EVALI. It stands for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung…

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Vaping was supposed to be the “next big thing” to help people quit smoking. Instead, vaping has spawned an entirely new, deadly illness all of its own. The new illness, now officially named EVALI, short for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, is causing states to place temporary bans on vaping and product sales…

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Vaping devices have been advertised as a way to help smokers quit smoking and as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco. Of late, vaping has increasingly taken center stage for another reason. It turns out that vaping isn’t all it was cracked up to be. In addition to vaping liquid being just as addictive as…

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In the 1920s, the federal government initiated a ban on alcohol during prohibition for, among other reasons, health concerns. Almost a full century later, vaping-related health hazards that continue to surface are creating a similar climate of fear with many local governments urging users of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) to quit use immediately. That…

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Over the last few years, there have been countless news stories about lithium-ion batteries and the role they play in causing products to combust. Hoverboards, Samsung phones, laptops, and now e-cigarettes: all these explosions seem to come back to the batteries in the devices. It is not necessarily that all lithium-ion batteries are dangerous; we…

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The agricultural product Roundup is the most commonly used product in the world for eliminating unwanted plants and weeds. Roundup’s manufacturer is Monsanto, the agrochemical giant responsible for manufacturing products like DDT, Agent Orange, and bovine growth hormone (BGH). Over the last few years, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, alleging that its…

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With a recent decision in February 2019 to release information previously concealed from the public concerning defective medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making the dangers of many medical devices more visible to the American public. Over the last two decades, the FDA has permitted manufacturers to provide reports in quarterly installments…

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