Ohio consumers who use weight loss supplements should take note of a recent recall. A dietary supplement used for weight loss has been linked recently to 56 serious hepatitis cases and one death. A 48-year-old woman died in Hawaii on Oct. 9 within weeks of taking the product. The supplement is believed to be the cause of the disease in 44 patients connected to the outbreak in Hawaii, as well as additional patients in 12 other states just since October.
Workers in Cleveland, take note: A recent alert published jointly by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warned of high levels of silica dust at oil and gas fracking sites. Hazardous materials like silica dust discovered at these workplaces have been linked to lung disease and lung cancer, as well as to other conditions like tuberculosis.