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  • Asthmatics Beware: The Government May Ban Your Inhaler

    01/27/2006 3:07:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 102 replies · 2,204+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | January 26, 2006 | CFIF
    Eco-terrorists have struck again. Not in the dead of night, to be pursued by diligent agents of the FBI, but right out in the open, in a public meeting, under the auspices of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On January 24, one of those ubiquitous FDA panels of "outside experts" voted, by an 11 to seven margin, to recommend that FDA ban non-prescription, over-the-counter asthma inhalers, used routinely by millions of asthma-sufferers to control the symptoms of their debilitating condition. As frequently noted in the press, while such recommendations are not binding, they are most often adopted. The...
  • Light bulb malfunction sends 18 to hospital with radiation burns

    09/15/2005 6:50:46 AM PDT · by rawhide · 66 replies · 2,633+ views
    ajc.com/news ^ | 09/14/05 | Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A malfunctioning light bulb in an elementary school gym exposed more than 100 people to short-wave radiation for an hour, sending 18 to the hospital with severe sunburns and swollen eyes. The incident occurred during a 9/11 memorial service held Friday afternoon at the Baker Elementary School in Columbia. Attendees, many of whom were veterans, said that they started to feel symptoms soon after the event began. "While I was sitting in the auditorium, my forehead started itching real bad," said Fred Young, 73. "When I got home I looked into the mirror and my face looked...