Consumer Alerts


Gluten-Free Foods Found to Have High Levels of Arsenic and Mercury 

A new study has found that gluten-free food products contain toxic metals that increase the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurological problems.


Disinfectants and Sanitizers Linked to Thyroid Cancer

A study finds people in occupations that involve frequent use of disinfectants and sanitizers, such as workers in the healthcare field, are at a markedly higher risk of developing thyroid cancer. Exposure to the chemicals called biocides can double or triple the likelihood of the disease.


Popular OTC Heartburn Meds Linked to Dangerous Superbug

A new study has found that people taking common classes of over-the-counter heartburn drugs have a higher risk of suffering from recurrent superbug infections.


Watch What You Eat: Strawberries Top The 2017 Pesticide List

May is National Strawberry Month, but before you head to the store to snag a carton of the freshly ripened berries, it’s important to understand the various chemicals likely to be on your fresh fruit.


Food Additive in Candy and Gum Impairs Digestive Functions

Titanium dioxide, a common ingredient found in sunscreens, paints and plastics, is also a food additive lurking in a host of supermarket foods, including everything from bread to chewing gum.


Can Eating Food Past Its Sell-By Date Really Shorten Your Lifespan?

A 2013 article in Business Insider suggests a food's "sell by" date "doesn't mean much terms of sizing up a food's safety. But a new study out of Harvard University suggests that while safety may not be a concern, per se, the cellular stress caused by eating aged food can cause you to...


Taking Common Pain Meds During Colds and Flu May Triple Heart Attack Risk

Researchers have found that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and celecoxib, during an acute respiratory infection may triple the risk of a heart attack.


Fake Organics Flooding US Market

The US is importing corn and other substances from Turkey, who's organic products have been deemed fraudulent by the European Union and Canada. Write to the USDA and tell them to investigate the supposedly “organic” grain coming from certifiers who are known to be fraudulent, and from major exporters like Ukraine and Turkey that...


Consumer Alert: Toxins Found in One-Third of U.S. Fast Food Packaging

Earlier this week, a report published in the journal of Environmental Science and Technology Letters revealed the presence of fluorinated chemicals in a whopping one-third of fast food packaging.


The 15 Foods You Must Buy Organic

This time of year when we tend to eat more fruit for its refreshing taste, but some fruit is GMO-laden and pesticide-covered. Here are some facts about GMO's and tips on eating fruit safely this season.