Aria Bendix, provided by Published 6:46 am PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Elaine Thompson/AP A watchdog report found evidence of PFAS, a class of toxic chemicals linked to cancer, in paper to-go boxes and one sandwich wrapper product at Whole Foods Market. Whole Foods immediately removed the items and said they were looking into replacements. The company said there was a "limited availability of environmentally responsible packaging made without [PFAS]," but the report said that safer alternatives are "widely available and competitively priced." As state and city governments begin to crack down on PFAS, consumers can be on the lookout for certain warning signs. When Whole Foods Market made the switch from plastic to compostable containers, the company thought it was doing something good for the environment. But a recent report from three environmental watchdog groups discovered a type of toxic chemical that's been linked to cancer in the company's paper … [Read more...] about Whole Foods packaging contained little-known chemicals linked to cancer until a report called them out. Here’s how to protect yourself.
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Danica Coto, Associated Press Updated 11:09 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island; without treatment, the patients would die. less In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in ... more Photo: Carlos Giusti, AP In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, dialysis patients prepare to board a plane at the airport in Vieques, that will take them to Ceiba Puerto Rico. As weeks have turned into months, the seats on the tiny plane ferrying dialysis patients from Vieques to … [Read more...] about A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death
VICTORIA Beckham launches yet another desperate PR campaign as figures show her fashion brand has lost £4,000 a day over the last eight years. The former Spice Girl, 44, held her first London Fashion Week event on Sunday, just as figures revealed her brand has lost a total of £12million over eight years. But in an interview broadcast on Radio 2 last night, she described her failing eponymous brand as her “fifth child.” She said: “This feels like my fifth child, this brand. "I’d be lying if I said I didn’t care, I do. “I feel like I’m standing naked in front of a room full of people saying, ‘What do you think? “I’m so focused, none of this has just been given to me. I work really, really hard, my whole team works hard. “So I probably never sort of high five myself which maybe I should do more often because what I have achieved is great. “But of course I’m proud, I mean I’ve gone from being in a … [Read more...] about Victoria Beckham strangely calls fashion line her ‘fifth child’ despite it losing £4,000 a day
Danica Coto Associated Press Published 11:39 p.m. UTC Aug 28, 2018 San Juan, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s governor raised the U.S. territory’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate, sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted. The new estimate of nearly 3,000 dead in the six months after Maria devastated the island in September 2017 and knocked out the entire electrical grid was made by researchers with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. “We never anticipated a scenario of zero communication, zero energy, zero highway access,” Gov. Ricardo Rossello told reporters. “I think the lesson is to anticipate the worst. … Yes, I made mistakes. Yes, in hindsight, things could’ve been handled differently.” He said he is creating a commission to study the hurricane … [Read more...] about Hurricane’s death toll in Puerto Rico put at nearly 3,000
The annual U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings, now in their 12th year, offer guidance to parents seeking the best place for their very sick child. The top 50 medical centers are ranked in 10 specialties, including pediatric cardiology & heart surgery, pediatric cancer and pediatric orthopedics.In the 2018-19 rankings, 86 hospitals ranked among the top 50 in at least one specialty. Ten of those hospitals earned a place on the Best Children's Hospitals 2018-19 Honor Roll by accumulating points for being highly ranked in many specialties.Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll 10 PHOTOS Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll 2018 See Gallery Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll 2018 10. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Getty) 9. Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora (Getty) 8. Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore (Getty) 7. Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (Getty) 6. Children's … [Read more...] about This is the No. 1 children’s hospital in the nation