Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

FDA Warning about Health Risks of Contaminated Illegal Synthetic Cannabinoid Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a warning about severe illnesses and deaths resulting from the use of synthetic cannabinoid (marijuana) products that have been contaminated with brodifacoum, a very long-acting anticoagulant commonly used…

New Cannabis and Food Safety Resources from NEHA

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) released three new cannabis-infused product (CIP) tools. All resources are free and easily accessible on NEHA’s website here. The NEHA Food Safety Policy Statement Workgroup and the Cannabis Advisory Committee…

Annual Air Quality Report from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report on air quality, tracking the country’s progress in improving air quality since the passage of the Clean Air Act. The report, “Our Nation’s Air: Status…

Request for Comment on Proposed Fluoridation Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a proposed operational control range around optimal fluoride concentration in community water systems that adjust fluoride, and monthly adherence to that range. The proposed operational control…