Two lots of blood pressure meds have been recalled due to the presence of nitrosamines which can increase the risk for cancer.
Category: Additives in Medicine
Smartphone and Some Stickers Alert for Nitrite Levels in Food: Scientists
Researchers have developed a color-changing film that consumers can stick onto foods and easily analyze nitrite levels by snapping a picture with a smartphone.
Skittles Lawsuit: Toxin Titanium Dioxide
Over the years we have published a number of studies linking the food additive titanium dioxide to a number of serious health consequences. Now a consumer has filed a lawsuit against Mars, Inc. arguing their candy “Skittles” are unfit to eat because they contain a known toxin (yes…titanium dioxide) that the company had pledged six years ago to phase out.
RECALL: Carcinogenic substance in Blood Pressure Meds
Pfizer has issued a recall for three high blood pressure medications due to elevated levels of nitrosamines which are known to be carcinogenic.
RECALL: Chantix Anti-Smoking Drug contains Carcinogens
Pfizer Inc is recalling all lots of its anti-smoking drug Chantix because it contains high levels of cancer-causing agents.
Chemicals in Medical-Dental Products Linked with Breast Cancer, warn scientists
The increasing use of photo-initiator chemicals in everyday products, especially in medical settings, has raised concerns about their adverse effects on human health.
Athlete’s foot meds found in oysters
A recent study detected endocrine disrupting pharmaceuticals and personal care product chemicals in oysters along the Oregon and Washington coast.
Food Dyes may Trigger Colitis, IBD in Some People: Study
The results from recent scientific research suggest that certain artificial food dyes can cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when the immune system has become dysregulated.
Something Borrowed (from Nature), Something Blue: Toxic Synthetic Food Dye may Soon be Replaced
Synthetic Blue Dye (#1 and #2) has a long history of holding the possibility of pernicious outcomes for some people when used in medicines, hospital pharmaceuticals and food. But all of that may be a thing of the past because scientists have uncovered a natural alternative to artificial blue food coloring in cabbage.
Toxic chemicals and Retailers: ‘Hall of Shame’ 2021
According to the 2021 rating report card of retailers, a dozen major companies earned an “F” for failing to publicly address the growing problem of toxic chemicals that may be in the products they sell to consumers.