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Keeping your groceries clean: Food safety watchdogs suggest color coding reusable bags to minimize contamination

(Natural News) The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the United Kingdom suggests shoppers use differently colored reusable bags in carrying their raw food products to prevent food poisoning. “Ideally, you should have enough bags to carry raw foods, ready-to-eat foods, and non-food items such as washing powder separately,” the FSA recommends. Keep enough ‘bags for life’...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONTEXT: The National Poison Data System (NPDS) is a database and surveillance system for US poison centers (PCs) call data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) use NPDS to identif...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
3 out of 5 stars Fewer adverse effects with a modified two-bag acetylcysteine protocol in paracetamol overdose. McNulty R et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Dec 8 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Current recommendations for dosing intravenous N-acetylcysteine (Acetadote) for treating acute acetaminophen (paracetamol) poisoning involves a somewhat complex three-bag protocol, using 3 direct concentrations of the antidote given over a 21-hour period. Unfortunately, this protocol results in a high incidence of (usually mild) adverse events, including cutaneous effects, nausea and vomiting, and anaphylactoid reactions. Severe rea...
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Medical Acetadote acetaminophen antidote N-acetylcysteine paracetamol three-bag protocol toxicity two-bag protocol Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: In January 2012, carisoprodol was classified as a Schedule IV substance under the controlled substances act from a previously non-controlled, non-scheduled classification. Carisoprodol is marketed as a skeletal muscle relaxant and is commonly c...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Pediatric poisoning remains a common, preventable childhood injury and incidence is on the rise. Child-resistant packaging has been shown to prevent pharmaceutical poisoning, but must be applied and used appropriately to be effective. Prescription drug use...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Puffer fish poisoning is quite uncommon but not rare in Bangladesh. This is not a very common fish in Bangladesh and consumed predominantly by poor class of people as it is cheap. Puffer fishes are considered toxic because they possess a potent...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
Acute poisoning of chemical etiology is a significant global public health problem. The aim of this study was the analysis of the toxicoepidemiological structure of psychopharmacological drugs poisoning in Azerbaijan. We collected and analyzed the data on ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
The American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data Surveillance System provides real-time toxico-surveillance and epidemiologic trends, and pediatric ingestions comprise most of those reports. The sequences in social and physical deve...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: To derive and validate clinical prediction models to identify children at low risk of clinically significant intoxications for whom intensive care admission is unnecessary. DESIGN: Retrospective review of data in the National Poison Data...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
The use of lead in petrol, paint and pipes has been phased out in the UK, resulting in a decrease in the amount of lead in the environment, and consequently a decrease in the levels of lead in the population. However, occasional cases of lead poisoning do still occur and doctors need to be vigilant.
Source: Trends in Urology, Gynaecology and Sexual Health - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poisoning Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2017 Source:Fungal Biology Author(s): Mirelle Garcia Silva-Bailão, Kassyo Lobato Potenciano da Silva, Laura Raniere Borges dos Anjos, Patrícia de Souza Lima, Marcus de Melo Teixeira, Célia Maria de Almeida Soares, Alexandre Melo Bailão Black fungi comprise a diverse group of melanized microorganisms that can be found in a variety of environments, fact that make some of them considered extremophiles. Many species are able to adapt and grow in humans, being responsible for infections that range from mild cutaneous injuries to fatal brain diseases in ...
Source: Fungal Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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