I have been known to reach for vitamin C pills and lozenges at my very first sniffle, but it turns out that this is not good health advice. Our seasonally savvy colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports tell us that while it feels good to do something when you feel a viral illness coming on, a fistful of zinc lozenges isn’t the best idea. [More]
Procter & Gamble In Class-Action Suit Over Alleged Nerve Damage From Overexposure To Zinc In Fixodent
Procter & Gamble is currently involved in a class-action lawsuit that claims the zinc in its Fixodent denture adhesive can eventually lead to debilitating nerve damage for some users. And a new report from ABC News asks whether or not the company crossed an ethical line with regard to a report associating excessive exposure to zinc-containing denture cream with neurological disease.
ConsumerAffairs.com reports that independent tests of the cat food recently recalled by Nutro does indeed contain more zinc than recommended, which was why Nutro recalled the product in the first place. However, Nutro says it’s received no complaints from pet owners, while pet owners have told ConsumerAffairs.com otherwise. They say that Nutro either won’t respond to them or says it’s not responsible for their pets’ illnesses or deaths.
The Wall Street Journal says that Matrixx, the manufacturer of the allegedly smell-destroying cold remedy Zicam, is defending their product, but also admits that they didn’t share 800 reports of smell loss with the FDA. Despite this, they described the FDA’s warning about Zicam as a “complete surprise.”