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He sent a sports car to space , but can he fix Flint’s water crisis? Elon Musk says the answer is yes. In response to a request on Twitter Wednesday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO promised that he would deal with the scandal in the Michigan city, where the water supply…
The monthlong outbreak of a virulent E. coli strain tied to romaine lettuce has now sent 42 people to hospitals in 19 states, federal health officials said Wednesday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added 31 people to its tally of victims in the outbreak. The agency has linked…
Federal health officials have extended their health warning for romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region. Consumers now are advised to avoid all forms of the lettuce.
Previous warnings highlighted chopped, packaged romaine and salad mixes containing the variety.
The expansion came after…
British health authorities on Sunday urged people to wash their clothing and possessions as a precaution if they visited a restaurant and pub in Salisbury, where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. The statement was the first time British officials urged the public to…
Nearly two years before superbug outbreaks hit UCLA and Cedars-Sinai medical centers, the maker of the scopes involved was already warning hospitals in Europe about the risk of such patient infections.
L.A. Times – Business
Heinz said on Monday it had recalled four batches of a cereal product for infants after regulators in eastern China said they had found lead that exceeded regulation levels in its AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal. Infant products are particularly vulnerable to food safety scares in China after powdered milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine led to the deaths of at least six infants in 2008.
A Texas jury has awarded $ 2.925 million to a family that filed suit after their air and drinking water were contaminated by an oil and gas company, a win attorneys are calling “the first fracking verdict in U.S. history,” according to a post on DeSmogBlog.
Plaintiffs Bob and Lisa Parr sued Aruba Petroleum Inc. in 2011 alleging that drilling and fracking at the company’s 22 sites, located within a few miles of their home, were making them sick.
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – California's drought has put 10 communities at acute risk of running out of drinking water in 60 days, and worsened numerous other health and safety problems, public health officials in the most populous U.S. state said on Tuesday. "The drought has exacerbated existing conditions," said Mark Starr, deputy director of the California Department of Public Health. The contamination warning comes days after President Barack Obama announced nearly $ 200 million in aid for the parched state, including $ 60 million for food banks to help people thrown out of work in agriculture-related industries as farmers leave fields unplanted and ranchers sell cattle early because the animals have no grass for grazing. The California Farm Bureau estimates the overall impact of idled farmland will run to roughly $ 5 billion, from in direct costs of lost production and indirect effects through the region's economy.
Fonterra apologizes for China milk powder contamination
By Megha Rajagopalan. BEIJING | Mon Aug 5, 2013 3:16am EDT. BEIJING (Reuters) – New Zealand's Fonterra apologized on Monday for a milk powder contamination scare in China that has raised safety concerns that threaten New Zealand's $ 9 billion …
New Zealand dollar hit by milk recall
Fonterra 'sorry' for contaminated product scare
Chinese producers benefit amid New Zealand milk scare
By Melanie Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Sophie the Giraffe is a teething toy taking over the world one baby mouth at a time. The toy, handmade in France from Malaysian rubber sap, is the rage for parents of toddlers the world over, including China. But the knobby chew toy is priced around $ 30 in China, nearly three times the price in France. It's not a shock for Chinese parents, who have long lived with imported baby products that are sharply more expensive than elsewhere in the world. …