It's a read that's not safe for the squeamish: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Defect Levels Handbook vividly details the imperfections that the agency allows in the foods we eat.
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Lone Star Ticks Spread on Island, Posing New Disease Threat Alex Elvin Monday, June 27, 2016 - 5:16am With funding for the Island’s tick-borne illness reduction initiative soon to dry up, local health agents and others face an uphill battle in stemming the advance of lone star ticks, which have gained a foothold in at least three Island...
The Zika virus is already believed to have caused thousands of infants in Brazil to be born with microcephaly, a potentially catastrophic birth defect characterized by a small head and often a smaller-than-normal brain. The World Health Organization in January said that 4 million people in the Americas could become infected with the virus in the next year.
Bed bug victims can have no skin reaction at all, a minor inflammation, a complex skin reaction or a systemic allergic reaction.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists recently tested 10 commercial lumber species to learn which woods a termite favors and spurns.