Engulfed in Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson to Halt North American Sales of Talc-Based Johnson's Baby Powder Consumer Protection

Engulfed in Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson to Halt North American Sales of Talc-Based Johnson’s Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson announced that it will halt North American sales of its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder, a product that for decades evoked images of cherubic infants and adoring moms, but in recent years has dragged the company into a quagmire of expensive litigation.

A Blue County-Red County Divide on Who (For Now) Bears the Brunt of the Coronavirus Warning Wire

A Blue County-Red County Divide on Who (For Now) Bears the Brunt of the Coronavirus

With U.S. deaths from Covid-19 nearing 100,000, the toll has been greater in politically blue counties than in red, exacerbating differences in policy and ideology as political leaders chart a path to reopening the country. But with cases surging in some red counties across the country, the pattern may be changing.

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Pesticides and Produce: Environmental Group Lists Cleanest and Dirtiest Fruits and Vegetables Consumer Protection

Pesticides and Produce: Environmental Group Lists Cleanest and Dirtiest Fruits and Vegetables

An environmental advocacy group is out today with its annual report on pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables. Raisin lovers, take note.

Nearly all conventionally-grown raisins have traces of two or more pesticides, according to government test data cited in a new report. That’s worrisome, says the environmental group that authored the report, because raisins are such a popular children’s snack.

"I win. I got the most toilet paper." Public Health

“I win. I got the most toilet paper.”

Americans are being told to limit public interactions during the coronavirus pandemic, and to stay at home as much as possible. They’re also being told not to denude grocery shelves by hoarding food and other essentials. But have these messages at times been contradictory? If people are supposed to avoid venturing out in public, including…