Are We Going to Clean Ourselves Sick?

It wouldn’t be going out on the proverbial limb to say that people are using all sorts of cleaning and disinfecting products with significantly greater frequency and regularity than they have at any other time in history. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for April 20, 2020 contains the article, “Cleaning and Disinfectant Chemical Exposures and Temporal Associations with COVID-19.” This article describes an analysis of data from exposures reported to the National Poison Data System and…
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Gingerbread House of Horrors: FDA Issues Warning Regarding Raw Cookie Dough

This week, the FDA and CDC issued a warning reminding holiday bakers to lay off the raw cookie dough. While most are aware that raw eggs used to make cookie dough or cake batter can contain salmonella, the FDA also noted that flour is a raw food product that has not been treated to kill germs such as E.Coli. Earlier this year, boxes of Duncan Hines cake mix were recalled after salmonella was detected in a box of Classic White Cake Mix in Oregon. It…
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