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Recall: Bell & Evans Gluten Free Chicken Breast Nuggets

A Pennsylvania company, Bell & Evans, has recalled 20,000 pounds of chicken nuggets. According to officials, the nuggets could potentially cause food poisoning. A sample tested positive for Staphylococcal bacteria. Staphylococcal bacteria may cause Staphylococcal food poisoning, a gastrointestinal illness. The toxins in staphylococcal bacteria are typically fast acting. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, -->

Help Keep Employees Safe from Asbestos

Asbestos is a natural fibrous material that can have devastating effects on workers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, including asbestosis, a chronic lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos dust; lung cancer and other cancers; and mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer than affects the -->

Nurses Union Calls on OSHA to Follow Cal/OSHA Ebola Standards

National Nurses United is urging OSHA and state government to help keep nurses and other health care workers safe from the Ebola virus by adopting safety standards issued by the California Division Occupational Safety and Health. Cal/OSHA released updated guidance on November 14th that requires all state hospitals to provide workers who are at risk -->

Toxic Chemicals Put Salon Workers at Risk

Salon workers are frequently exposed to products that contain harmful chemicals and are linked to certain cancers, reproductive issues and asthma, according to a report from the environmental health advocacy group, Women’s Voices for the Earth. These products contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene and ammonium persulfate. More than 60% of salon workers have contracted -->

10 Things Emergency Physicians Want You to Know

The more you know and expect from the ER, the safer and healthier you will be. Here are 10 things you should know about the ER: 1. Treatment is not first come, first-served: Something like a ruptured spleen will take precedence over a twisted ankle. A ruptured spleen, and the like, are life-or-death situations and -->

Coal is the World’s Dirtiest Energy Source, Killing 400,000 People Per Year

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people die from coal pollution. Millions more suffer from coal-related illnesses. Coal is responsible for over 400,000 premature deaths per year globally and many millions more serious and minor illnesses. In the U.S., coal kills around 13,000 people annually, with workers being at the highest risk of illness. The -->

September is National Food Safety Education Month!

September is National Food Safety Education Month, which seeks to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education, including proper food handling procedures, and other food safety topics.  While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness -->

New Concerns About an Old Heart Drug

A recent study found that one of the oldest and most commonly used heart medications may shorten the lives of patients with atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat that affects about three million Americans. The drug, digoxin, is used every day by millions of people, mostly older adults. It is prescribed for heart -->

The National Safety Council Warns of Threat to Kids in Hot Cars

Already this year, at least 9 children have died after being left alone in a hot car. According to the National Safety Council, these numbers are expected to rise. Since 1998, it is estimated that at leas 615 heatstroke deaths of children left in vehicles have occurred, according to San Francisco’s State University’s Department of -->