Consumer Alerts


Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death

Consumer Alert: A new study has linked common heartburn drugs, such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium, with a higher risk of early death.


The Evil Carcinogen That’s Lurking in Your Toiletries

Be sure to check the labels of your bath products for ingredients containing one of the most dangerous chemicals commonly found in personal care products.


Taking Painkillers for Just One Week May Put You at Risk for a Heart Attack

A new study links both over-the-counter and prescription versions of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to an increased risk of heart attack.


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.