DuPont ordered to pay $10.8 Million in Punitive Damage over Teflon Toxin – Why it Matters

For decades, DuPont intentionally dumped C8 into the Ohio River, knowing it is poisonous and that it causes cancer. C8 is a term for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). It was used in making Teflon, the non-stick coating on skillets and other cookware. PFOA was recently phased out in the U.S. It has been linked to cancer, […]

An End to The Western Diet – National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Eating a healthy diet is the key to preventing Type 2 diabetes, reducing your risk of developing gestational diabetes, and preventing or delaying complications of Type 1 diabetes. The Standard American Diet, aptly referred to by its acronym SAD, is a prescription for developing Type 2 diabetes, the most […]

Top Injuries that Happen During Summer Vacations

Make your summer fun last by avoiding these common summer vacation injuries. Food Poisoning Whether you’re trying new foods in exotic locations, or packing your own for a road trip or camping, don’t get so caught up in relaxing and having fun that you ruin your good times with food poisoning. When visiting strange places, […]

Zombie Awareness Month: Basic Zombie Safety Tips

In celebration of Zombie Awareness Month, we bring you some basic safety tips for preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Gather Your Emergency Supplies Prepare for a complete breakdown of services. You’ll need supplies for sheltering in place as well as a kit for evacuation. Supplies you will need include: Fully stocked fist aid kit. Don’t […]

Celebrating Earth Day and the Biggest Legal Wins for the Planet

In the 46 years since the first Earth Day, we have seen a lot of accomplishments. Whether we will succeed in salvaging the habitability of the planet, or if William Burroughs was right and our only chance of survival is in space, remains to be seen. But as we celebrate our 47th Earth Day, let’s […]

Football Safety: Party Safety Tips

Super Bowl parties are going to be bigger than ever this year. Whether you are planning to host a few friends or a big blow-out, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to keep yourself and your guests safe. Prepare Your Home Do a quick check of your property looking for […]

Holiday Hosting Checklist

With everything that’s on your mind this time of year, it’s nice to have a little cheat sheet to help keep you on track with your hosting plans. You can print this checklist to have on-hand, or use it as prompts for your own personalized list. Food Know when you need to start thawing the […]

Dangerous Donations: Why You Should Read Recalls

It’s that time of year again, when so many Americans find it in their hearts to donate food so that others in their community can enjoy a hearty holiday meal. If you donate food this season, the last thing you want is to find out that your charitable contributions made someone sick, or worse. It […]

What I learned During a Recent Power Outage

You can find a wealth of excellent emergency preparedness checklists online, ranging from generalized to specific types of emergencies and from your basic three-day stores to long-term “prepping”. I’m a firm believer in being prepared, but in reality, even those of us who are very aware of the need are not always on top of […]