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04/2024

Public health alert issued over ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli (USA Today) Apr 22, 2024

Nationwide health alert issued for ground beef over potential E. coli risk (WFLA - TV - Tampa, FL) Apr 21, 2024

Health alert issued due to presence of blue-green algae blooms in Caloosahatchee (WINK -  TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Apr 21, 2024

Salmonella Outbreak Sparks Recall Expansion Amid Threat-to-Life Warning (Newsweek) Apr 20, 2024

Weed Recall Map Shows States Where Urgent Warnings Not to Use Issued (Newsweek) Apr 20, 2024

Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Weekly Blue-Green Algae Update (WQCS - FM - Fort Pierce, FL) Apr 19, 2024

Trader Joe’s recalls basil from shelves in 29 states after salmonella outbreak (USA Today) Apr 18, 2024

Is delta-8 safe? As it flies off shelves, thousands call poison control over bad experiences (USA Today) Apr 18, 2024

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: What you need to know this summer about the silent killer (WHNT - TV) Apr 17, 2024

Salmonella outbreak causes Trader Joe’s to recall a Miami Firm’s herbs in 29 states (Miami Herald) Apr 17, 2024

California Woman Dies of Lead Poisoning After Using Hemorrhoid Ointment (People) Apr 16, 2024

Rise in temperatures is also increasing snake bite chances in north Florida (WTLV - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Apr 16, 2024

Warning: Poisoning danger from recalled laundry pods (WJXT - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Apr 16, 2024

Accidental poisoning deaths in young children nearly doubles nationwide (KFVS - TV) Apr 15, 2024

Here’s what you need to know about the poisoning danger from recalled laundry pods (KXAS - TV) Apr 15, 2024

NNPH issues lead poisoning warning after death of Sacramento woman (KOLO - TV) Apr 15, 2024

Opioids remain deadliest drug in the United States (Lynnwood Times) Apr 14, 2024

Students sent to hospital after possibly eating THC gummies at Treasure Coast middle school (WPBF - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Apr 12, 2024

2 students accused of selling THC gummies after violent scene at Fort Pierce school (WPEC - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Apr 12, 2024

Four Dan McCarty Middle School students Thursday suspected of ingesting THC gummies (TC Palm) Apr 12, 2024

4 students at Dan McCarty Middle School taken to hospital, suspected of eating THC gummies (WPTV - West Palm Beach, FL) Apr 12, 2024

Algae alert issued for Palm Beach and Martin Counties (WPEC - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Apr 12, 2024

Blue-Green Algae Alerts Issued For Western Palm Beach, Martin Counties (WLFA - FM - Tampa, FL) Apr 12, 2024

Nitazenes found in 5 overdose deaths in Philly – here’s what they are and why they’re so deadly (beaumontenterprise.com) Apr 12, 2024

Blue-green algae bloom triggers health alert in part of Lee County (WINK - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Apr 12, 2024

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM CAUTION FOR LAKE PEARL (Orange.floridahealth.gov) Apr 12, 2024

East Texas doctors warn parents about dangers of excessive use of melatonin gummies among children (KLTV - TV) Apr 11, 2024

Water conditions in the Caloosahatchee River warrant a fourth blue-green algae warning (WUSF - FM) Apr 10, 2024

Department of Health warns about algae in Winter Haven’s Lake Conine. What to know (The Ledger.com) Apr 10, 2024

Blue-green algae spotted in Southwest Florida, again (WINK - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Apr 10, 2024

Health alert issued for dangerous algae blooms in Polk County lake (WFTS - TV - Tampa, FL) Apr 9, 2024

Some Aruba Aloe hand sanitizer, gel products recalled due to warnings of methanol contamination (ABC News) Apr 9, 2024

Coca-Cola Recalls Its Popular Sports Drink Due to Potential Foreign Metal Object (Yahoo.com) Apr 9, 2024

Powerful synthetic opioids stronger than fentanyl were found in several overdose deaths in Philly (The Philadelphia Inquirer) Apr 9, 2024

‘Zombie’ drug xylazine found in cannabis THC vapes in UK (BBC) Apr 9, 2024

Hand sanitizer, aloe gel recalled over warnings it could cause comas or blindness (FOX Business) Apr 8, 2024

Toxic Hand Sanitizer Recalled Over Warnings It Could Cause Comas, Blindness (Newsweek) Apr 8, 2024

Fuzzy monsters: Tussock moth caterpillars found in Jacksonville hair could cause itchy rash (WTLV - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Apr 5, 2024

Procter & Gamble recalls 8.2 million laundry pods including Tide, Gain, Ace and Ariel detergents (USA Today) Apr 5, 2024

Blue-green algae blooms found in Caloosahatchee (WFTX - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Apr 5, 2024

Procter & Gamble Recalls More Than 8 Million Bags Of Tide Pods And Other Laundry Detergent Packets (Forbes) Apr 5, 2024

Do You Know Which Flowers and Plants are Toxic to Pets? Our Experts Explain! (ASPCA.org) Apr 5, 2024

‘Leaves of three’ rhyme not the best defense from poison ivy rashes, Virginia Tech researchers say (WTOP - FM) Apr 4, 2024

Dogs eating ‘pot scraps’ leads to concern among owners, expensive vet bills (Yahoo.com) Apr 4, 2024

Amid Recalls, Are Eye Drops Safe to Use? (New York Times) Apr 4, 2024

Florida residents warned not to touch Tussock moth caterpillars (NBC News) Apr 4, 2024

Blue-green algae blooms are back (WINK - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Apr 4, 2024

Smoking fentanyl now fueling more overdoses than injecting, CDC study shows (WTTG - TV) Apr 3, 2024

Two additional blue-algae blooms reported in Martin County (WPBF - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Apr 3, 2024

‘They’re all over:’ Tussock moth caterpillars are swarming in Jacksonville (WJAX - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Apr 3, 2024

California woman’s fatal poisoning from hemorrhoid cream highlights lead risks (CBS News) Apr 3, 2024

Don’t touch the alien-like creatures: What to know about the caterpillars all over Florida (USA Today) Apr 3, 2024

Pet Patrol: Watch out for these household toxins (WBTW - TV) Apr 3, 2024

Police find nearly 200 fentanyl pills hidden in Easter eggs, Alabama man arrested (USA Today) Apr 3, 2024

Testing found this recalled medicine can have a deadly bacterial contamination (yahoo.com) Apr 3, 2024

From “Just say NO” to “Just say KNOW”. What happened when we put fentanyl test strips to the test. (CBS News) Apr 3, 2024

California woman dies after using hemorrhoid ointment containing lead, health officials say (msn.com) Apr 3, 2024

Candy Recall as Nationwide Warning Issued (Newsweek) Apr 2, 2024

Blue-green algae warnings issued for two Martin County waterways (WTVX - Fort Pierce, FL) Apr 2, 2024

Deaths from ‘gas station heroin’ users bring renewed fears for parents, medical experts (ABC News) Apr 2, 2024

Blue-green algae concerns in Lake Uihlein postpone fishing tournament (Observer) Apr 2, 2024

Doctors give insight on Ozempic’s weight loss revolution (WWSB - TV - Sarasota, FL) Apr 1, 2024

Project Opioid expands in Central Florida with hopes of preventing overdose deaths (WESH - TV - Orlando, FL) Apr 1, 2024

Overdose deaths drop, Narcan gets results, Project Opioid says (WKMG - TV - Orlando, FL) Apr 1, 2024

Dog Is ‘On His Own Planet’ After Accidentally Eating Something He Shouldn’t (Newsweek) Apr 1, 2024

‘Gas station heroin’ nearly killed her. How tianeptine became a ‘dark secret’ for many. (USA Today) Apr 1, 2024

Lead pollution anywhere is a public health threat everywhere (Vox) Apr 1, 2024

Leaves of three, let it be? Wide variability among poison ivy plants makes identification more challenging (phys.org) Apr 1, 2024


03/2024

Skin-irritating tussock moth caterpillars return to Central Florida for the season (WESH - TV - Orlando, FL) Mar 31, 2024

Blue-green algae bloom alert issued for portions of Martin County (WPBF - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Mar 29, 2024

‘Harmful’ blue-green algae found in Martin County waterways, health department says (WPTV - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Mar 29, 2024

‘This stuff is dangerous.’ Concerns grow over highly addictive ‘gas station heroin’ (New Jersey News 12) Mar 28, 2024

Toxic toads that can kill pets in minutes are breeding in Florida (The Hill) Mar 28, 2024

Fueled by fentanyl, drug overdose deaths have quadrupled in past 2 decades (USA Today) Mar 27, 2024

What are the fuzzy caterpillars in Florida? Are they venomous? (Florida Times Union - Jacksonville) Mar 27, 2024

Five toxic household items to keep away from pets (KTAL - TV) Mar 27, 2024

Alabama Department of Public Health warns about the dangers of water beads (Alabama Public Radio) Mar 27, 2024

Bufo Toads Terrorize Florida: Pets in Danger (WXKB - FM - Cape Coral, FL) Mar 27, 2024

Algae in Martin waters; Mast pens letter to Army Corps. Will either stop discharges? (TC Palm) Mar 27, 2024

Residents take precautions against surge of invasive bufo toads breeding in Florida (WBBH - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Mar 26, 2024

Tussock moth caterpillars: Why are there so many caterpillars right now? (WOFL - TV - Orlando, FL) Mar 26, 2024

Magic mushroom-related calls involving teens increased by 300%, study finds (WJLA - TV) Mar 26, 2024

Gators, Snakes and Cane Toads, Oh My! Weather brings creepy crawlers to SWFL (WINK - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Mar 26, 2024

A parent’s guide to poison prevention at home (Philly Voice) Mar 25, 2024

Organizations continue to hammer message of hope at Vera Francis Hall Park (Clay Today) Mar 24, 2024

‘The hallucinations are horrific:’ Jacksonville Poison Control seeing more Delta-8 related calls (WJAX - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Mar 22, 2024

More calls to Poison Control about children being exposed to edibles in Jacksonville (WTLV - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Mar 22, 2024

Nearly 108,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2022, breaking record, CDC says (CBS News) Mar 22, 2024

Venomous blue dragon sea slug: What to know if you see one on Florida beach during spring break (Florida Today) Mar 22, 2024

Ted Willich: Leading a company where ‘data science is a team sport’ (Jax Daily Record) Mar 22, 2024

OHSU study finds young children are being exposed to fentanyl more often (Opb.org) Mar 21, 2024

Are Daisies Toxic to Cats? (Yahoo.com) Mar 21, 2024

Synthetic THC products disguised as snacks putting children at risk: Chicago health officials (WFLD - TV) Mar 21, 2024

Clay County Sheriff’s Office confronts high number of drug arrests and overdoses through Hammer and Hope (WTLV - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Mar 21, 2024

Fisher-Price Recalls 204,000 Little People Mickey and Friends Figure Sets (Parents) Mar 21, 2024

Collier opioid crisis: Overdose deaths drop as county fights addiction (Naples Daily News) Mar 21, 2024

‘Hammer for Hope’ initiative to crack down on drug use in Clay County (WJAX - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Mar 20, 2024

Curious kids may face new poisoning risks as springtime arrives (Radio Iowa) Mar 20, 2024

Tips for taking antihistamines safely (VCU Health) Mar 20, 2024

Caffeine poisoning: when too much of a good thing is a bad thing (KFYR - TV) Mar 19, 2024

Spring brings puppy and kitten litters. So make sure to keep them away from toxic plants. (USA Today) Mar 19, 2024

Product recall events hit 7-year high in 2023 (propertycasual360.com) Mar 19, 2024

FWC: Red Tide Conditions Observed “at Background Concentrations” in One Sample Collected from Miami-Dade County (WQCS - FM - Fort Pierce, FL) Mar 18, 2024

DEP warns of toxic algae bloom, but Army Corps will continue Lake Okeechobee discharges (TC Palm) Mar 18, 2024

Poison prevention advocates stress the importance of safe storage (WTOL - TV) Mar 18, 2024

Delta-8 causes thousands of calls to poison control (WJXT - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Mar 18, 2024

Why Is Fentanyl Driving Overdose Deaths? (Yale Medicine) Mar 18, 2024

Common household items deadly to pets (WFLA - TV - Tampa, FL) Mar 18, 2024

‘Fourth wave’ of opioid epidemic crashes ashore, propelled by fentanyl and meth (Daily Montanan) Mar 17, 2024

Health alert issued for blue-green algal toxins in Lake Okeechobee (WPTV - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Mar 16, 2024

Over-the-counter ‘diet weed’ is the new go-to for teens, worrying scientists — and symptoms are hard to spot (New York Post) Mar 15, 2024

Attack of the Killer Jellyfish! Not really, but what to know about by-the-wind sailors (TCPalm) Mar 15, 2024

Poison Center Calls for ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Spiked Starting in 2019 (HealthDay) Mar 14, 2024

Delta-8, an unregulated form of THC, is popular among high school students (NPR) Mar 14, 2024

Cashews sold by Walmart in 30 states and online recalled due to allergens (CBS News) Mar 13, 2024

WSP Report: Carbon monoxide poisoning death of college student caused by improperly installed water heater (nbcrightnow.com) Mar 13, 2024

A significant number of US 12th-graders report using delta-8 products, study says, and it may be a public health concern (CNN) Mar 13, 2024

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK: Bloom found in Cape Coral canal not blue-green algae (WFTX - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Mar 12, 2024

Over 1 in 10 high school seniors report using delta-8 THC (NBC News) Mar 12, 2024

Pet Food Recall Over Salmonella Risk to Animals and Humans (Newsweek) Mar 12, 2024

Ashley Moody warns Spring Breakers about fentanyl in drugs (floridapolitics.com) Mar 12, 2024

What Is Delta-8 THC? 11% Of High School Seniors Using Potentially Harmful Psychoactive (studyfinds.org) Mar 12, 2024

Delta-8 THC Has Serious Health Risks: 5 Things To Know (scitechdaily.com) Mar 12, 2024

Students sharing marijuana-infused candy in US schools prompts heightened look at safety (WPEC - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Mar 11, 2024

‘Not normal to see’: Monstrous jellyfish washing up along Florida beaches (WFLA - TV - Tampa, FL) Mar 11, 2024

Turkey sausage recall: Johnsonville recalls more than 35,000 pounds of meat after rubber found (USA Today) Mar 11, 2024

Pasco County Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert For Dowling Lake (Tampa Free Press) Mar 11, 2024

Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Dowling Lake North (pasco.floridahealth.gov) Mar 11, 2024

Sun Pharma initiates recall of Febuxostat for gout in US (pharmaceutical-technology.com) Mar 11, 2024

Cinnamon Recall Widens Over Metal Poisoning Fears (Newsweek) Mar 10, 2024

Blue-green algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee could bring health risks to pets and people (WINK - TV - Tampa, Florida) Mar 10, 2024

Cheese Recalled In 15 States Over Listeria Concerns (Forbes) Mar 9, 2024

Florida Poison Control reports record calls for THC edibles (WPTV - TV - West Palm Beach, FL)  Mar 9, 2024

Florida Poison Control reports record calls for THC edibles (WFLX - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Mar 8, 2024

Rising number of fentanyl exposures among young children in Oregon, the US (KOIN - TV) Mar 8, 2024

Large mushroom cap jellyfish spotted on Southwest Florida beach (WBBH - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Mar 8, 2024

Recalls have been issued for frozen dumplings, eye ointment, gun safes and more — see the latest list (NBC News) Mar 8, 2024

‘Basically creating a “Bud-Light”:’ Compromise on FL hemp bill would allow half-potency THC edibles (WJAX - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Mar 7, 2024

Melatonin Overdoses Are Spiking in Young Kids (Time) Mar 7, 2024

Shredded cheese recall over listeria concerns in 15 states affects food-maker Sargento (NBC News) Mar 7, 2024

Pediatric ER visits linked to melanotin soar (axios.com) Mar 7, 2024

Human medications lead list of top pet toxins in 2023, data shows (veterinarypracticenews.com) Mar 7, 2024

FDA warns consumers to stop using six brands of ground cinnamon found to have high levels of lead (CNN) Mar 6, 2024

Is there red tide anywhere in Florida right now? What to know during start of spring break season (News-Press) Mar 5, 2024

What are kratom and delta 8, and why are medical professionals sounding the alarm? (KDKA - TV) Mar 5, 2024

On front lines of the opioid epidemic, these Narcan street warriors prevent overdose deaths (USA Today) Mar 5, 2024

Watch: Why fentanyl withdrawal is agony and how medication can prevent it (Statnews.com) Mar 5, 2024

Recalls Over 102,000 bottles of mouthwash recalled due to child poisoning risk (Scripps News) Mar 4, 2024

As xylazine surges, some lawmakers want jail time for dealers and people who use the drug (stateline.org) Mar 4, 2024

Trader Joe’s recalls more than 61,000 pounds of its signature chicken soup dumplings. What to know (NBC News) Mar 3, 2024

U.S. Customs find over $11 million in fentanyl pills at the Border (KFMB - TV) Mar 2, 2024

Fentanyl poisoning suspected cause of teen’s death in Liberty Hill (KTBC - TV) Mar 1, 2024

Florida lawmakers move to prohibit ‘gas station heroin’ (Tampa Bay Times) Mar 1, 2024

Alcohol-Related Deaths Spike By 29% in US, But Opioid Crisis Overshadows Alcohol Use Disorder (Behavioral Health Business) Mar 1, 2024


02/2024

More than 100,000 mouthwash bottles recalled for increased risk of poisoning children (USA Today) Feb 29, 2024

Chick-fil-A recalls Polynesian sauce dipping cups over allergy concerns (WTVJ - TV - Miami, FL) Feb 29, 2024

Hydrogen peroxide mouthwash recalled for poisoning risk (axios.com) Feb 29, 2024

Tianeptine, known as ‘gas station heroin,’ is easy to find, potentially dangerous to use (WLS - TV) Feb 28, 2024

Popular eye ointments may not be sterile, recall warns (CNN) Feb 28, 2024

Months after applesauce recall, parents remain in constant fear about possible long term effects (NBC News) Feb 28, 2024

Enough fentanyl to ‘kill global population — nearly twice over’ seized in California last year (The Hill) Feb 28, 2024

‘Magic Mushroom’ Calls Growing At Poison Centers (miragenews.com) Feb 28, 2024

‘It’s sold on our streets’: Deadly drug cocktail linked to local overdoses (WPEC - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Feb 27, 2024

‘Alarming’ spike in psilocybin calls after decriminalization, UVA study shows (WVEC - TV) Feb 27, 2024

The Rising Threat of Xylazine and Fentanyl Overdose in Florida: Understanding the Crisis, Impact, and Response (Medriva.com) Feb 26, 2024

Poison Center Calls for ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Spiked After Decriminalization, Study Finds (uvahealth.com) Feb 26, 2024

Supplements Recall As Poisonous Plant Warning Issued (Newsweek) Feb 25, 2024

Invasive Jorō spider is surprisingly tolerant of busy urban settings, according to new study (CNN) Feb 25, 2024

‘Tranq dope’ mixture of fentanyl, horse sedative involved in Florida deaths (Tampa Bay Times) Feb 24, 2024

South Florida dad recounts frightful moments after daughter was bitten by water moccasin (WFOR - TV - Miami, FL) Feb 23, 2024

Local students participate in National Poison Prevention Video Contest (WJXT - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 23, 2024

Cheese recall expands due to E. coli outbreak in multiple states (New York Post) Feb 23, 2024

Recall issued for ready-to-eat meat products sold in Publix, 2nd in 1 week (WFTS - TV - Tampa, FL) Feb 22, 2024

How vending machines help states battle the opioid crisis: ‘You don’t know when you’re going to need these products’ (CNN) Feb 22, 2024

Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese (February 2024) (FDA.gov) Feb 22, 2024

Ten Fun Facts About Jellyfish (smithsonianmag.com) Feb 22, 2024

Fentanyl Is Bad. ‘Tranq’ Might Be Worse. (Wall Street Journal Feb 21, 2024

Marijuana contamination linked to lethal illnesses — and even legal weed can be unsafe: ‘It’s a horror story’ (New York Post) Feb 21, 2024

Water moccasin bites 7-year-old girl in Broward park (South Florida Sun Sentinel) Feb 21, 2024

‘Fourth Wave’ of Opioid Epidemic Crashes Ashore, Propelled by Fentanyl and Meth (KFF Health News) Feb 21, 2024

Baby Vitamin Recalled Over Vomiting Fears (Newsweek) Feb 20, 2024

‘Use as directed’ (Safe and Healthy Magazine) Feb 20, 2024

Illnesses linked to ‘gas station heroin’ are growing, health officials warn (WHYY - TV) Feb 20, 2024

Plant Toxicity & Garden Hazards For Dogs: Pet-Safe Gardening Guide Released (Digital Journal) Feb 20, 2024

Access to Opioids Could Be Boosting Suicide Rates (Healthday.com) Feb 19, 2024

Publix recalls 11 ground meat products. They might have ‘foreign material’ (Miami Herald) Feb 18, 2024

Cheddar Cheese Recall As Warning Issued Over Potential Illness (Newsweek) Feb 18, 2024

Carbon Monoxide: A year-round threat (KYTV -TV) Feb 17, 2024

What Zyn pouches do to your brain, body, and heart (Business Insider) Feb 16, 2024

Cheese Recalls as Map Shows US Listeria Outbreak (Newsweek) Feb 16, 2024

Pork and Ham Recall as Fears Grow Over Listeria Outbreak (Newsweek) Feb 16, 2024

FULL LIST of 100+ products recalled because of listeria concerns (WHIO - TV) Feb 15, 2024

Salad kit from Bristol Farms now included in listeria-related recalls as outbreak grows (USA Today) Feb 15, 2024

Nitazenes are a powerful class of street drugs emerging across the US (theconversation.com) Feb 15, 2024

What to Know About the Risk of Food Poisoning From Listeria (The New York Times) Feb 15, 2024

Dole announces recall of salad kits for Listeria contamination. Here’s what you should know and how to get refunded (KNBC - TV) Feb 15, 2024

My Airbnb didn’t have a carbon monoxide detector, so I bought this portable one — it’s down to $18 at Amazon (yahoo.com) Feb 14, 2024

Publix and Aldi store brands among more charcuterie pack recalls on salmonella concerns (Miami Herald) Feb 14, 2024

Ham, Pork Recall as Nationwide Warning Issued Over Salmonella Illness (Newsweek) Feb 14, 2024

They’re pretty, but poison. Many common indoor and outdoor plants can make pets and people ill. (nola.com) Feb 14, 2024

Recall For Listeria Bacteria In Dairy Products – What You Need To Know (Forbes) Feb 14, 2024

Officers who helped save baby overdosing on fentanyl speak out (WINK - TV - Fort Meyers, FL) Feb 14, 2024

Dole Salad Kits Sold In 25 States Recalled For Potential Listeria Contamination (Southern Living) Feb 14, 2024

Jacksonville Poison Control experts cite ‘dramatic’ increase in children exposed to edibles (WTLV - TV) Feb 13, 2024

FDA warns addictive ‘gas station heroin’ supplement widely available in U.S. (PBS News Hour) Feb 13, 2024

Charcuterie meat packages recalled nationwide. Aldi, Costco, Publix affected (USA Today) Feb 13, 2024

Over-the-counter marijuana-based, Kratom gummies can be a health risk for young people, expert says (WJXT - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 13, 2024

Cheese, yogurt and dairy recall: Here’s a list of items linked to Listeria outbreak (CNN) Feb 13, 2024

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM CAUTION FOR LAKE PEARL – CENTER (orange.floridahealth.gov) Feb 13, 2024

Multiple students hospitalized after ingesting ‘unknown gummy substance’ at Twin Lakes Middle School (WOKV - FM - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 12, 2024

Multiple students hospitalized after ingesting ‘unknown gummy substance’ at Twin Lakes Middle School (WJAX - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 12, 2024

New class of deadly drugs raises fears (WGN - TV) Feb 12, 2024

Delta 8 THC Products: A Rising Concern for Child Safety (BNNbreaking.com) Feb 12, 2024

Florida House advances bill that would ban hemp products with psychoactive THC derivatives (WOKV - FM - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 12, 2024

Florida House advances bill that would ban hemp products with psychoactive THC derivatives (WJAX - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Feb 12, 2024

Recall alert: Fratelli Beretta recalls charcuterie meat over possible under-processing (WSB - TV) Feb 12, 2024

Cat and Dog Food Recalled Over Salmonella Risk to Both Pets and People (Newsweek) Feb 12, 2024

Family mourns Wylie teen who died from suspected fentanyl poisoning (KXAS - TV) Feb 11, 2024

Listeria recall: More cheese products pulled at Walmart, Costco, Safeway, other stores (USA Today) Feb 10, 2024

Costco, Trader Joe’s and Walmart products made with cheese linked to deadly listeria outbreak (CBS News) Feb 9, 2024

Costco, Trader Joe’s pull some products with cheese in expanded recall for listeria risk (USA Today) Feb 9, 2024

Reports of adverse reactions to Delta-8 surge: Unregulated THC products cause alarm (WEAR - TV - Pensacola, FL) Feb 9, 2024

Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart Recall Dairy Products Over Listeria Outbreak—What To Know (Forbes) Feb 8, 2024

Trader Joe’s announces recall for 4 items over Listeria concerns (The Hill) Feb 8, 2024

Construction Industry Grapples With Its Top Killer: Drug Overdose (New York Times) Feb 8, 2024

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM CAUTION FOR CYPRESS LAKE – WEST LOBE (orange.floridahealth.gov) Feb 8, 2024

Fresh Creative Foods Announces Voluntary Recall of Dressings and Taco Kit Due to Risk of Listeria in Ingredient From Cheese Supplier: Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc. (WHIO - TV) Feb 7, 2024

Jelly Roll Says He’s Scared of His Kids Encountering Fentanyl When ‘Experimenting with Drugs’ (Exclusive) (People) Feb 7, 2024

‘Likely’ source of recalled applesauce contamination found, FDA says (FOX Business) Feb 7, 2024

Trader Joe’s recalls products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (KRON - TV) Feb 7, 2024

Listeria recall includes 58 cheese, yogurt, and sour cream dairy products after deadly outbreak (fastcompany.com) Feb 7, 2024

Listeria outbreak prompts recall of cheese, other dairy products: What to know (Washington Post) Feb 7, 2024

Protecting Kids from Cannabis Edibles, Says California Poison Control (sanfernandosun.com) Feb 7, 2024

Deadly listeria outbreak results in ricotta cheese recall at Whole Foods (New York Post) Feb 6, 2024

Poison control issues warning over toy that ‘looks like candy’ but can cause serious harm (yahoo.com) Feb 6, 2024

Dog Food Is Being Recalled Nationwide—Here’s What You Need to Know (Parade) Feb 6, 2024

Psychedelic Drug Rising in ‘Popularity and Availability’ in the US (Newsweek) Feb 6, 2024

Surge in Police Seizures of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Mirrors Rise in Psilocybin Use (usnews.com) Feb 6, 2024

South Florida children overdosing on THC edibles stirs concern: CBS News Miami investigates (WFOR - TV - Miami, FL) Feb 6, 2024

Police Seizures of Psychedelic Drugs Are Soaring Throughout the United States (yahoo.com) Feb 6, 2024

Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Use in Adolescents: A Rising Concern Nationwide (psychiatrist.com) Feb 6, 2024

Poison Control warns parents about water beads toy (WSB - TV) Feb 5, 2024

Here’s how long it takes for your body to recover from food poisoning (CNN) Feb 5, 2024

Experts: Frequent Use of This Trusted Over-the-Counter Drug Can Lead to Severe Liver Damage (thehealthy.com) Feb 5, 2024

What To Do if a Child or Pet Eats a Poisonous Plant (familyhandyman.com) Feb 5, 2024

Florida’s overall overdose deaths drop, but some lethal drugs are on the rise (Palm Beach Post) Feb 4, 2024

Blue-green algae detected near Midpoint Bridge in Cape Coral (WGCU - FM - Fort Meyers, FL) Feb 3, 2024

Deadly Drug Tianeptine ‘Significant Risk’ in US (Newsweek) Feb 2, 2024

Blue-green algae returns to Cape Coral (WINK - TV - Cape Coral, FL) Feb 2, 2024

‘They still have side effects’: Doctors warn about taking weight loss medications as overdoses surge (WFTV - TV - Orlando,  FL) Feb 1, 2024

Quaker Oats recall expanded, granola bar added: See the updated recall list (USA Today) Feb 1, 2024

Some tianeptine products recalled as CDC links drug to ‘cluster of severe illness’ (WRAL - TV) Feb 1, 2024

DEA seizes record amount of fentanyl nationwide and in Montana (KTVQ - TV) Feb 1, 2024

Don’t Overuse Acetaminophen (FDA.GOV) Feb 1, 2024


01/2024

Florida’s Unregulated Kratom Market (WJCT - FM - Jacksonville, FL) Jan 31, 2024

Quaker Oats Company adds discontinued granola bar to recall list (WBND - TV) Jan 31, 2024

FDA warns against ‘gas station heroin’ that can be addictive, deadly (The Atlanta Journal Constitution) Jan 31, 2024

Ozempic, Wegovy Overdoses Have Drastically Increased—What Happens When You Take Too Much? (health.com) Jan 30, 2024

ADHD medication recalled due to pill mixup (CNN) Jan 30, 2024

Mom was high at hospital as her baby died of fentanyl poisoning, Florida police say (Miami Herald) Jan 30, 2024

ADHD medication recalled because bottles may contain completely different drug (CBS News) Jan 29, 2024

Pufferfish: An underwater balloon of death? (nhm.ac.uk) Jan 29, 2024

Are Edibles Safer Than Smoking? (The New York Times) Jan 29, 2024

Louisville medical experts address rise in melatonin use among kids (WLKY - TV) Jan 28, 2024

‘I don’t see how it ends’: expert sounds alarm on new wave of US opioids crisis (theguardian.com) Jan 28, 2024

Overdose deaths rise as opioid epidemic continues to sweep nation (KLAS - TV) Jan 28, 2024

Poison control center data shows the number of kids and adults exposed to laundry pods is still high (yahoo.com) Jan 28, 2024

Health providers see rise in self-poisoning among young people (Spectrumlocalnews.com) Jan 26, 2024

FDA Issues Warning About Certain Supplements Substituted with Toxic Yellow Oleander (FDA. GOV) Jan 26, 2024

Can You Overdose on GLP-1s? Poison Control Is Fielding More Calls About Weight Loss Drugs (verywellhealth.com) Jan 26, 2024

Robitussin cough syrup recall issued nationwide due to microbial contamination (USA Today) Jan 25, 2024

BRS Fuel Bottles Recalled Due to Risk of Burn and Poisoning; Violation of the Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Safety Act Due to Lack of Child Resistant Closure; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com by OAREA Outdoor Gear (CPSC.gov) Jan 25, 2024

A New Wave of Nicotine Products Comes Under Scrutiny (New York Times) Jan 25, 2024

Yaomiao Children’s Rhinestone Silver Tiaras Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com by LordRoadS (CPSC.gov) Jan 25, 2024

Exclusive: Suspected fake Ozempic linked to three US cases of hypoglycemia (Reuters) Jan 24, 2024

FDA issues new warning about supplements containing tianeptine (NBC News) Jan 24, 2024

Three Americans hospitalized with life-threateningly low blood pressure after taking fake Ozempic (Daily Mail) Jan 24, 2024

Cartels introduce dangerous drug variations: Fentanyl laced with Xylazine and Nitazene (KTUL - TV) Jan 24, 2024

Detergent Pod Poisoning Threat to Kids Hasn’t Gone Away (U.S. News and World Report) Jan 23, 2024

Exclusive: New York City accounted for 10% of all fentanyl seized in U.S. in 2023 (CBS News) Jan 22, 2024

What to know about “gas station heroin” (AXIOS) Jan 22, 2024

Publix Sauce recalled over undeclared allergen, risk of ‘life-threatening allergic reaction’ (al.com) Jan 22, 2024

Months after applesauce recall, Georgia sees more cases of lead poisoning (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Jan 22, 2024

Two-year-old dies from fentanyl poisoning in Bismarck (KXNET.COM) Jan 22, 2024

New Study Finds Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet Exposure Burden among Young Children Remains; Increase in Exposures among Older Children, Teens, and Adults (newswise) Jan 22, 2024

Escambia County continues to have alarming number of opioid overdoses (WUWF - FM, Pensacola, FL) Jan 22, 2024

Liquid laundry detergent packet exposure burden (sciencedaily.com) Jan 22, 2024

Salmonella outbreak in pre-cut cantaloupes that killed 13 is now over, CDC says (KTRK - TV) Jan 21, 2024

Costco brand added as illnesses rise in charcuterie meat Salmonella recall (USA Today) Jan 21, 2024

What is tianeptine? Lawmakers sound the alarm on ‘gas station heroin’ (FOXNOW) Jan 21, 2024

Your cat’s toys could be made of this ‘poison plastic’ material — here’s how to find out and what to replace them with (yahoo.com) Jan 21, 2024

This warty, toxic pest threatens entire ecosystems. These scientists have a secret weapon (WSVN - TV - Miami, FL) Jan 20, 2024

How to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning while on vacation (KXAS - TV - Dallas, TX) Jan 19, 2024

Charcuterie Meat Recall Expands as Salmonella Cases Double (U.S. News and World Report) Jan 19, 2024

Nut Mix Recall as Warning Issued Over Risk of ‘Life-Threatening’ Reactions (Newsweek) Jan 19, 2024

CDC is expanding a warning about salmonella poisoning tied to charcuterie meat snack trays sold at Sam’s Club and Costco (Fortune) Jan 19, 2024

Why Salmonella Makes So Many People Sick (New York Times) Jan 19, 2024

Northwest Florida law enforcement continues to face uphill battle with drugs, fentanyl (WEAR - TV - Pensacola, FL) Jan 19, 2024

DEA seized record 386 million deadly fentanyl doses in 2023 — enough to kill every American (New York Post) Jan 18, 2024

Marijuana gummy hospitalizes 1-year-old baby in Secaucus, NJ (WKXW - FM) Jan 18, 2024

‘Enough to kill every American’: DEA details just how bad the fentanyl crisis is in America (KSAZ - TV) Jan 17, 2024

14 workers hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning at Yale building under construction (USA Today) Jan 17, 2024

Heidi Klum Shares Video of Herself in Bed with ‘Food Poisoning’ Following Red Carpet Appearance (People) Jan 17, 2024

Warning For New York Dog Owners: Household Item Can Poison Pet (Hudson Valley Post) Jan 17, 2024

Invisible killer: How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning when temperatures drop (KPRC - TV) Jan 16, 2024

Quaker Oats recall list: See the dozens of products being recalled for salmonella concerns (USA Today) Jan 16, 2024

What is ‘budget Ozempic?’ Experts warn about TikTok’s alarming DIY weight loss ‘trick’ (USA Today) Jan 16, 2024

Bill adding more protections for kratom consumers clears first Senate hurdle (floridapolitics.com) Jan 16, 2024

Investigation of Elevated Lead & Chromium Levels: Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches (November 2023) (FDA.GOV) Jan 16, 2024

FDA Warns About Counterfeit Ozempic Found in U.S. Drug Supply Chain (Pharmacy Practice News) Jan 16, 2024

‘I thought I had lost her’: Doctors warn of marijuana edibles’ danger for kids (KGTV - TV) Jan 15, 2024

Five taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after running generator, cooking with propane indoors (KGW - TV) Jan 14, 2024

Quaker Oats Recalls More Products Over Potential Salmonella Contamination (New York Times) Jan 13, 2024

Quaker Oats recalls more granola products due to salmonella risk (CBS News) Jan 12, 2024

Nine sick from exposure to carbon monoxide in Broward home. How to avoid the toxic gas (Miami Herald) Jan 11, 2024

Cincinnati Children’s doctor talks what to do if child swallows button battery (WLWT - TV) Jan 11, 2024

Teen drug overdoses hit record high, driven primarily by fentanyl poisoning, says new report (FOX News) Jan 11, 2024

Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer.’ Here’s what to know about CO poisoning and how to prevent it (WTVJ - TV) Jan 11, 2024

The Most Common Causes of Death in the Home (and How to Prevent Them) (lifehacker.com) Jan 11, 2024

What are Different Types of Food Poisoning and How Can You Avoid Them? (Discovermagaizine.com) Jan 11, 2024

4 Immediate Steps to Take If Your Dog Ate an Edible (a-z-animals.com) Jan 11, 2024

Antifreeze: Good for cars. Not good for pets. (thecourierexpress.com) Jan 11, 2024

Benny T’s Vesta Dry Hot Sauces recalled due to possible life-threatening mislabeling issue (ABC News) Jan 10, 2024

‘Gas-Station Heroin’ Sold as Dietary Supplement Alarms Health Officials (New York Times) Jan 10, 2024

Mom arrested, dad at large after 4-year-old ODs on fentanyl on his birthday: court docs (WXIX - TV) Jan 10, 2024

BBQ Sauce Recall as Dire Warning Issued (Newsweek) Jan 10, 2024

Hidden Storm Hazard: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Tonight Gas Gen (patch.com) Jan 9, 2024

What’s Causing the Latest Baby Formula Recall (Time) Jan 9, 2024

Banner Poison and Drug Information Center reports more calls related to Ozempi, similar drugs (KOLD - TV) Jan 9, 2024

Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning (boston.com) Jan 9, 2024

Blue-Green Algae alert issued for Lake Monroe (The West Volusia Beacon) Jan 9, 2024

‘Everybody has them’: Invasive, toxic New Guinea flatworms now found in most Florida counties (WPTV - TV - West Palm Beach, FL) Jan 8, 2024

Pet Food Recall in 20 States as Warning Issued Over Salmonella Impact (Newsweek) Jan 8, 2024

About 22 high school age adolescents died each week from overdoses in 2022, driven by fentanyl-laced prescription pills (uclahealth.org) Jan 8, 2024

6 OTC Drugs That Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults (verywellhealth.com) Jan 8, 2024

The 13 Most Snake Infested Area In Florida (worldatlas.com) Jan 7, 2024

The applesauce pouches that gave kids lead poisoning had a ‘high level’ of another toxic chemical, FDA says (Fortune) Jan 6, 2024

FDA: Recalled applesauce pouches had elevated lead levels and another possible contaminant (USA Today) Jan 6, 2024

Water Beads’ Hidden Dangers (miragenews.com) Jan 6, 2024

15 States With The Highest Drug Overdose Death Rates In The US (Yahoo Finance) Jan 5, 2024

Recalled charcuterie meats linked to multistate salmonella outbreak (CNN) Jan 5, 2024

Parents of 4-Year-Old Girl Who Overdosed on ‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ Charged with Manslaughter (People) Jan 5, 2024

Tejocote Supplements Sold Online at Amazon, Etsy May Contain Fatal Poison: FDA (U.S. News and World Report) Jan 5, 2024

Florida’s “Angel” of Death: One of The World’s Most Toxic Destroyers (newsbreak.com) Jan 4, 2024

CRIME Clairton father arrested after 1-year-old daughter nearly dies overdosing on veterinary tranquilizer xylazine (KDKA - TV) Jan 4, 2024

Yes, peace lilies are toxic to pets (WTLV - TV - Jacksonville, FL) Jan 4, 2024

Blue Ridge Beef expands recall on kitten, puppy foods due to possible salmonella and listeria contamination (CBS News) Jan 4, 2024

I bought fake Ozempic to rid belly fat — it felt like my heart was going to explode (New York Post) Jan 4, 2024

Ham Recall as Stark Warning Issued Over Possible Salmonella Contamination (Newsweek) Jan 4, 2024

FDA Warns of Toxic Oleander in Supplements (Medpagetoday.com) Jan 4, 2024

Chicago man issues warning after taking fake Ozempic diabetes, weight loss drug (WLS - TV) Jan 3, 2024

More lead poisoning cases linked to recalled applesauce products (FOX Business) Jan 3, 2024

Even Narcan can’t save victims: What you should know about growing threat of ‘zombie drug’ (KPRC - TV) Jan 3, 2024

What To Know About Nitazenes: Rare But Emerging Opioids More Potent Than Fentanyl (Forbes) Jan 2, 2024

Nutramigen infant formula recalled due to potential bacteria contamination (USA Today) Jan 2, 2024

I took fake Ozempic to be skinny for my wedding — I thought I was going to die (New York Post) Jan 2, 2024

Nearly 50 people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at Mormon church in Utah (NBC News) Jan 2, 2024

Delaware student’s Apple Watch saves her life after she passes out from carbon monoxide poisoning (KYW - TV) Jan 1, 2024

More than 675K cans of baby formula recalled over bacterial infection risks (New York Post) Jan 1, 2024

With rise of mushroom foraging comes spike in poisoning calls, officials say (WWSB - TV - Sarasota, FL) Jan 1, 2024


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