OF EIGHT MULTI STATE SALMONELLA OUTBREAKS SO FAR THIS YEAR, WAS THIS ONE DIFFERENT?
The first seven multistate outbreaks of Salmonella all began the same way. State health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began investigating human infections reported up the chain after the sickened individuals began showing up at doctor’s offices and medical clinics. By investigating those reports, state and federal health officials... Continue Reading
CALIFORNIA PRODUCE SHOWS LITTLE OR NO DETECTABLE PESTICIDE RESIDUES
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced Tuesday that the majority of 2013 produce samples it tested had little or no detectable pesticide residues and posed no health risk to the public. Ninety-five percent of all California-grown produce, sampled by DPR in 2013, was in compliance with the allowable limits, the agency stated. DPR tested... Continue Reading
What do the new climate rules have to do with my kid’s asthma?
One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s top selling points for its recently proposed carbon pollution rules for power plants is that they will make immediate improvements to our air quality, in addition to reducing the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. It’s one of those twofer marketing plans (it tastes great and it’s less filling) designed to help make the public more amenable to a new set of rules. Continue Reading