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Natural Disasters Warnings: Alerts for Seniors and Disabled Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Warnings, Alerts and Advisories category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Natural Disasters Warnings: Alerts for Seniors and Disabled Publications

2018-05-24 : 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.

2018-01-25 : 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.

2017-06-24 : 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.

2017-06-06 : 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.

2017-05-10 : Thermal Paper Cash Register Receipts Account for High BPA Levels in Humans : University of Missouri research reveals BPA from thermal paper used in cash register receipts accounts for high levels of BPA in humans.

2016-11-05 : 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.

2016-10-25 : Important Safety Tips and Guidelines for Halloween : Guidelines from FDA, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a safe and happy Halloween.

2016-10-06 : 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.

2016-10-03 : 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.

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

2016-08-17 : 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.

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

2016-07-01 : 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.

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

2016-05-28 : 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.

2016-04-28 : 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.

2016-03-21 : Evenflo Mattress Pad Responsible for Suffocation of Child : Jury determines defective Evenflo mattress pad responsible for suffocation of infant.

2016-03-17 : Glyphosate: Claims against Monsanto for 'Farmer's Cancer' : Studies of occupational exposure to Glyphosate report increased risks for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Hairy Cell Leukemia, and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

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

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

2015-11-04 : Experts Predict Super Cold with Snow for Much of U.S. - Prepare for the Worst : Forecasters predict that ice and snow in winter 2015-16 will hit hard across much of the United States.

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

2014-12-12 : 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.

2013-11-18 : Polio Outbreak in Syria a 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.

2013-06-16 : Colorado Wildfires and People with Disabilities : The Black Forest area of Colorado is located north of Colorado Springs and currently enduring a dangerous wildfire.

2013-06-12 : Extreme Heat and Health Problems : Information regarding possible health problems during periods of excessively hot days and heat waves.

2012-10-29 : Preparing for Hurricane Sandy: Home Medical Equipment and Service Providers : Providers of medical equipment and services are working alongside first responders to ensure safety of seniors and people with disabilities.

2012-08-30 : Tropical Storm Isaac - Public's Help Needed Say's American Red Cross : American Red Cross needs help with donations for people recovering from Isaac a tropical storm in the U.S. gulf.

2011-08-27 : Hurricane Irene Hits East Coast - Red Cross Begins Large Relief Operation : Information including wind and rainfall warning update regarding Hurricane Irene for the US and Canada.

2011-06-05 : 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.

2011-05-22 : 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.

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

2011-04-28 : 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.

2011-03-30 : 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.

2011-03-18 : 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.

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

2010-12-26 : 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.

2010-10-24 : Relocation and Evacuation Plans for Tropical Storm Richard - Belize Tourism Board : Belize Tourism Board Announces Relocation and Evacuation Plans for Tropical Storm Richard.

2010-10-23 : 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.

2010-09-06 : 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.

2010-09-05 : Christchurch Earthquake Update - New Zealand : Information on the Christchurch earthquake and aftershocks disaster in New Zealand.

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

2010-09-05 : 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.

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