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12 States Report Widespread Increase in Flu Cases

CDC’s most recent FluView report says seasonal influenza activity continues to increase in the United States, and 12 states reported widespread flu activity during the first week of December. The report adds that the proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like-illness increased sharply from the previous week and has been Read the full article…


FDA Warns of Risks From Inaccurate Results From Certain Lead Tests

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a warning that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate results, which could affect compliance with OSHA’s workplace health standards for lead. Employers and healthcare providers conducting medical surveillance for Read the full article…


NIOSH’s IDLH Values

NIOSH recently announced the availability of final Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) value profiles for four chemicals. They are: acetonitrile, chloroacetonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and nitrogen dioxide. Each profile summarizes the health hazards of acute exposures to high airborne concentrations of a chemical and discusses the rationale for the chemical’s proposed IDLH value. Read the full article…