Illegal Levels of Lead Found
in Juice Drinks and Fruit Cups

Lead exceeding California’s legal limit was found in dozens of popular juice and fruit products, according to the Environmental Law Foundation. Drinks in violation included Earth’s Best Organics Apple Juice, Continue Reading →

Recalls
What New Dangerous Metal
Will Supplant Cadmium, Lead?

With the Consumer Product Safety Commission telling parents to essentially toss – in a safe manner! – all that cheap jewelry your kids have acquired, the question becomes: what dangerous Continue Reading →

FDA Finds Lead in Lipstick,
But Reassures Us That’s Okay

Lipstick is applied to Lael’s lips before a recent wedding.  Almost two years ago, I wrote that higher than expected lead was found in lipstick by a consumer watchdog group. Continue Reading →

Food and Toy Recalls
Plague and Pestilence, Bah;
I’m Staying Happy Anyway

Let’s see: Floods? Check. Drought? Check. Tornados? Check. Food shortages? Check. Rising gas prices? Check. Rising food prices? Check. Killer earthquakes? Check. Housing Armageddon? Check. Lead-contaminated toys? Check. Salmonella-tainted tomatoes? Continue Reading →

Food and Toy Recalls
Plague and Pestilence, Bah;
I’m Staying Happy Anyway

Let’s see: Floods? Check. Drought? Check. Tornados? Check. Food shortages? Check. Rising gas prices? Check. Rising food prices? Check. Killer earthquakes? Check. Housing Armageddon? Check. Lead-contaminated toys? Check. Salmonella-tainted tomatoes? Continue Reading →