Consumer Alerts

Landmark Lawsuit Claims Monsanto Hid Cancer Risk of Glyphosate for Decades

4,000 other plaintiffs are suing Monsanto as well, claiming exposure to glyphosate led to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) in themselves or their loved ones.

Consumer Alert: Even Small Doses of Antibiotics Can Fuel Antibiotic Resistance

As the possibility of a post-antibiotic era continues to amplify, a new study has found that bacteria exposed to even low doses of antibiotics develop resistance over time.

Consumer Alert: Common Heartburn Drugs Now Linked to… Pneumonia?

A new study from the University of Exeter shows a link between pneumonia in seniors and a common class of medications for heartburn and ulcers called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Study Finds Lead Exposure Causes 400,000 Deaths Every Year

New research discovered that low lead exposure does, indeed, raise the risk of premature death, especially from cardiovascular disease

“Nanoparticles” in Food Packaging May Be Blocking Nutrient Absorption

According to a study at Binghamton University in New York, tiny particles in food packaging could be adversely affecting your digestive functions.

Risky Parkinson’s Drug Linked to Hundreds of Deaths

A recent report has raised concerns over the safety of a long-awaited Parkinson’s drug. In particular, the investigation reveals the drug may increase risk of death and other adverse events.

Consumer Alert: Popular Antacids Now Linked to Depression

Studies indicate PPIs may contribute to higher risk of stroke, heart attack, stomach cancer and early death. Now we have another health condition to add to the list: depression.

E. Coli Symptoms and What to Do If You Think You Have It

With 60 people ill and two left dead after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli, the CDC has expanded its advisory for consumers to discard any romaine lettuce unless there's proof it wasn’t grown around Yuma, AZ.

Spring Cleaning? Study Finds Cleaning Products as Damaging to Lungs as Smoking

A new study found women who regularly use cleaning products appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than those who do not clean.

Strawberries Top Dirty Dozen List for Pesticide Residues — Again

For the third year in a row, strawberries top the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues.