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Disaster Warnings and Alerts for Seniors and Disabled Document List

Summary: Our library below features 40 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Warnings and Advisories category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Warnings and Advisories RSS feed.

Warnings and Advisories Publications

ADA and COVID-19 Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers
U.S. Department Of Justice warns of inaccurate flyers and postings regarding the use of face masks and The Americans With Disabilities Act.
Publish Date: 2020/07/01 - Updated: 2021/08/23

Coronavirus Pandemic: COVID-19 Updates and Statistics
(Informative) Regular updates, statistics, warnings, and current information resources from the U.S. CDC regarding the new novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Publish Date: 2020/01/31 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Important Safety Tips and Guidelines for Halloween
Hints and tips provided by authoritative sources including U.S. FDA, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to enjoy a safe Halloween.
Publish Date: 2019/10/23

Scammers Target Consumers with Fake FDA Warning Letters
U.S. FDA warns consumers about criminals forging FDA warning letters to target people who tried to purchase medicines online or over the phone.
Publish Date: 2018/07/13 - Updated: 2019/04/30

Interior Car Temperature Can Become Life-threatening for Children in an Hour
An average of 37 children in the US die each year due to complications of hyperthermia after being trapped in overheated, parked cars.
Publish Date: 2018/05/24 - Updated: 2018/07/22

FDA, FTC Warn Companies for Selling Illegal, Unapproved Opioid Cessation Products Using Deceptive Claims
FDA and FTC take action against companies illegally marketing unapproved products with claims to help with opioid addiction and withdrawal.
Publish Date: 2018/01/25 - Updated: 2018/03/15

Yemen Cholera Outbreak Is The World's Worst
Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000.
Publish Date: 2017/06/24

Some Hip Implants May be Toxic to the Brain
Recent research reveals brain injury from highly toxic metal cobalt alloy leeched from failing artificial joints causing brain toxicity can be detected and measured.
Publish Date: 2017/06/06 - Updated: 2018/04/30

Thermal Paper Cash Register Receipts Causing High BPA Levels in Humans
(Study) University of Missouri research reveals BPA from thermal paper used in cash register receipts accounts for high levels of BPA in humans.
Publish Date: 2017/05/10 - Updated: 2023/09/16

First Candida Auris Cases Reported in United States
U.S. CDC reports cases of Candida auris (C. auris), a serious and sometimes fatal fungal infection that is emerging globally, have been identified in the United States.
Publish Date: 2016/11/05 - Updated: 2023/04/19

FDA Warning: Use of Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels
FDA warns homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose risk to infants and children and recommends consumers stop using these products.
Publish Date: 2016/10/06 - Updated: 2017/06/26

Food Labelled Gluten Free May Still Contain Gluten
Study finds some foods labelled gluten-free do not comply with Australian standard that requires GF-labelled foods to contain no detectable gluten.
Publish Date: 2016/10/03 - Updated: 2020/04/26

Mercury Poisoning From Skin and Beauty Products
FDA warning to avoid skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotion products that contain mercury.
Publish Date: 2016/09/20 - Updated: 2017/02/20

Yellow Fever Outbreak on Brink of Going Global
Save the Children warns Yellow Fever epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola could spread to the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Publish Date: 2016/08/17 - Updated: 2020/04/11

Zika Spread in Miami Area - CDC Travel Guidance
U.S. CDC issues new travel guidance related to Miami neighborhood with active Zika spread.
Publish Date: 2016/08/01 - Updated: 2016/11/06

Firework Safety - Physicians Remind People of Home Fireworks Dangers
To help prevent firework injuries PAO, PACEP, PAMED and the Academy debunk myths about consumer fireworks risks.
Publish Date: 2016/07/01

Exploding E-Cigarette Causing Serious Mouth Injuries
Severe oral and abdominal burns, oral lacerations, and lost and fractured teeth sustained when E-cigarette exploded.
Publish Date: 2016/06/02

Public Health Notice Regarding Zika Virus, 2016 Paralympics and Olympic Games
Public health advice from WHO regarding the RIO 2016 Paralympic Games, Olympics and Zika virus threat.
Publish Date: 2016/05/28 - Updated: 2016/11/06

Acne Drug Isotretinoin (Accutane) Use During Pregnancy
Isotretinoin (Accutane), used to treat severe acne, can severely harm a fetus, causing craniofacial, cardiac and central nervous system defects, and high likelihood of miscarriage or medical termination.
Publish Date: 2016/04/28

Macular Degeneration - Urgent Supplement Warning
Commonly prescribed AMD vitamin supplement containing zinc ingredient might actually be harmful in some cases.
Publish Date: 2016/03/07

Health Insurance Agency Fake Phone Calls Scam
Robocaller scammers from the Health Insurance Marketplace are threatening fines to obtain sensitive personal information.
Publish Date: 2016/03/06

Common Poisons: Prescription Drugs, Bath Salts, Fake Pot, Laundry Pods
Poisonings from bath salts, synthetic marijuana, rx drugs and laundry detergent pods are emerging threats to public health in the U.S..
Publish Date: 2014/12/17 - Updated: 2021/02/23

Exposure to Metal Cadmium May Accelerate Cellular Aging
Study looks at metal cadmium and finds higher human exposure can lead to significantly shorter telomeres associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other aging diseases.
Publish Date: 2014/12/12 - Updated: 2023/06/21

Polio Outbreak in Syria Serious Threat to Europe
Recent tests confirmed polio in children in Deir al-Zour Province Syria and officials are concerned the outbreak may spread in Europe.
Publish Date: 2013/11/18 - Updated: 2021/08/30

Colorado Wildfires and People with Disabilities
The Black Forest area of Colorado is located north of Colorado Springs and currently enduring a dangerous wildfire.
Publish Date: 2013/06/16 - Updated: 2019/01/12

Extreme Heat and Health Problems
Information regarding possible health problems during periods of excessively hot days and heat waves.
Publish Date: 2013/06/12 - Updated: 2021/11/10

Deadly E. coli Strain - New Clues Found in Tracing the Origin
BGI and collaborators announce new clues found in tracing the origin of the deadly E.Coli strain.
Publish Date: 2011/06/05

Do Not Feed SimplyThick to Premature Infants
FDA is warning not to feed SimplyThick a thickening agent for management of swallowing disorders to infants born before 37 weeks.
Publish Date: 2011/05/22 - Updated: 2022/03/28

Possible Measles Exposures in Bucks and Lancaster Counties
Suspected cases of measles in Bucks County with a possible link to Lancaster County Pennsylvania.
Publish Date: 2011/05/05 - Updated: 2015/02/05

Tornadoes and Severe Weather in Southern States - World Vision
Much of the country has been or runs the risk of being severely impacted by weather this year.
Publish Date: 2011/04/28

Radioactivity from Japan Detected in Seattle
The presence of cesium isotopes in ratios that indicate the radioactivity was a result of fission in a nuclear reactor.
Publish Date: 2011/03/30

Statement Regarding Fears of Radiation Exposure to North America
Fears of radiation exposure to the population in North America from the potential plume of radioactivity crossing the Pacific Ocean.
Publish Date: 2011/03/18 - Updated: 2017/12/24

Japan Earthquake - Safety Tips for Travelers
Safety tips warnings and advice following the massive earthquake in Japan measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale.
Publish Date: 2011/03/11 - Updated: 2011/03/12

Urgent Call for Blood Donors as Winter Storm Strikes
New York Blood Center calls upon the community to donate blood and platelets as the tri-state area braces for a huge predicted winter snowstorm.
Publish Date: 2010/12/26

Relocation and Evacuation Plans for Tropical Storm Richard - Belize Tourism Board
Belize Tourism Board Announces Relocation and Evacuation Plans for Tropical Storm Richard.
Publish Date: 2010/10/24 - Updated: 2010/10/25

Concern Worldwide Responds to Haiti Cholera Outbreak
Confirmed outbreak of cholera in Artibonite region of Haiti with 142 deaths reported and an estimated 1,000 people infected.
Publish Date: 2010/10/23 - Updated: 2021/02/09

Tropical Storm Hermine Hurricane Watch for Texas and Mexico
A hurricane watch for Tropical Storm Hermine has been issued for the coasts of Texas and Mexico.
Publish Date: 2010/09/06

Christchurch Earthquake Update - New Zealand
Information on the Christchurch earthquake and aftershocks disaster in New Zealand.
Publish Date: 2010/09/05 - Updated: 2010/09/06

Hurricane Earl Nova Scotia
Information on where Hurricane Earl will track next after making landfall at Nova Scotia, Canada.
Publish Date: 2010/09/05 - Updated: 2010/09/25

Red Cross Provides Comfort and Shelter as Hurricane Earl Moves Up Atlantic Coast
Red Cross Provides Comfort and Shelter from the Storm as Hurricane Earl Moves Up the Atlantic Coast.
Publish Date: 2010/09/05 - Updated: 2010/09/25

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