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Turmeric powder from Bangladesh reveals high levels of lead

Lead is dangerous when ingested by humans, especially children. Children in New York, or across the country, who are exposed to lead may be developmentally impaired, and their ability to learn may be diminished. The last couple of decades have produced multiple studies on the effects of lead. Most...

Federal oversight failing to prevent fatal bus accidents

Safety officials blamed poor government oversight for a series of fatal bus accidents over the course of the last year that claimed a total of 25 lives and injured 83 people. The statements were made after an investigation into the work of the Transportation Department (responsible for overseeing...

Painful symptoms from fumes cause hot sauce factory to close

The factory that manufactures the popular Sriracha hot sauce was forced to suspend its activities this week after residents living near the factory reported fumes coming from the premises that had created a health concern, most notably burning eyes and throats and severe headaches. The story got a...

Males less acutely aware of risks of texting while driving

At this point, there are very few Albany readers who are not aware of the dangers of texting while driving. Texting behind the wheel is illegal in New York and many other states, but for some reason drivers continue to pull out their phones, often believing that they are immune to the risks of...

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