Defective Military-Issued 3M Earplugs Lead to Hearing Loss

Manufacturer and U.S. military supplier 3M supplied a version of the Combat Arms™ Earplugs (CAEv.2) as standard-issue hearing protection to service members in training and in active combat between 2003 and 2015. Recent allegations now suggest 3M—and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, Inc.—neglected to inform users…

Injuries Caused by Exploding E-Cigarettes on the Rise

One surgeon with years of experience in physical trauma has noted an increase in the number of injuries stemming from exploding e-cigarettes. An article on this growing danger appears here. An assistant professor of surgery working inside the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care…

FDA: Cosmetics Sold by Claire’s Test Positive for Asbestos

Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to use certain makeup products sold by Claire's, noting samples had tested positive for asbestos. A detailed article on the warning is available here. The Warning The FDA issued the warning after Claire’s…

IVC Filter Complications—What You Should Know

Were you or someone you love fitted with an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter due to being at risk for sudden artery blockages or pulmonary embolism? Did you suffer health problems due to the device? If so, it’s important to know that you may be…

The EPA and Asbestos: What You Need to Know

Asbestos was widely used in construction and industrial applications throughout the early to mid-20th century in America. However, its usage was significantly reduced, or even banned in many cases, after it was discovered that it was linked to cancers, including lung cancer and mesothelioma, among…