The holidays are quickly approaching and electronics top many people's wish lists in Tennessee. A popular gift item in recent years has been a digital photo frame that allows one to display some of those photos shot with the ever-improving smart phone cameras. One such frame, made by Skylight, may be among the season's dangerous products.
Protecting the health of young people in Tennessee is a priority for parents, teachers, those in the medical profession and other caring adults. There is a product in the marketplace that may have the capacity to negatively impact the health of a large number of young people. Students in middle and high schools are particularly at risk. The dangerous products that kids are using in ever growing numbers are vaping devices, or e-cigarettes.
Vaping is on the rise in many Tennessee middle and high schools. There is a state law prohibiting the use or possession of such products on school grounds, but one month into the new school year 342 students in East Tennessee have been caught vaping or in possession of vaping related items. With the significant increase in reported lung ailments that appear to be connected to vaping, it is not a stretch to identify the items as being potentially dangerous products.
Vaping is not a new occurrence in Tennessee or the United States. This summer, a new phenomena around vaping became apparent with the outbreak of lung ailments that quickly become serious and life threatening. There have been at least seven recent deaths linked to vaping, and many suspect that the dangerous products responsible for the outbreak may be counterfeit vaping pods containing cannabis oil.
Americans are ever on the lookout for products calling themselves natural remedies, miracle cures and so on. A recent product, marketed under the brand name Miracle Mineral Solution or Miracle Mineral Supplement, has not been approved by the FDA, and it now appears that the product can turn into a bleach-like substance that has apparently caused serious and possibly life-threatening illness in those who have taken it. This has resulted in dangerous products designations, and people in Tennessee should exercise caution regarding them.
E-cigarettes were introduced to the world as another means to assist people in their desire to quit smoking. E-cigarette use morphed from being a smoking cessation tool to the latest fad among teens in Tennessee and elsewhere. In recent months, the juice used in the electronic smoking devices has resulted in them being identified as potentially dangerous products.
The health risks of vaping and the increased use by teens has been in the news a lot lately. Validating the health concerns is a recent news story concerning several teens in two states who have recently been hospitalized with ailments believed to stem from vaping. This indicates that the products being ingested through vaping, namely juices that contain nicotine, could qualify as dangerous products in Tennessee and around the country.
It seems that the entire world is battery operated these days. Laptop computers, cell phones, electric vehicles and any number of other items in Tennessee such as hoverboards and scooters are all powered by batteries. Most of these items run on what are believed to be efficient and long-lasting lithium-ion batteries. Many of these are purchased on Amazon, and the safety and quality of the battery being sold may be in doubt. The batteries purchased may indeed be dangerous products.
Standing in line at the deli counter to order lunch meats is something shoppers do many times a day in Tennessee and all over the country. Unfortunately, the products that they rely on to provide lunches for family members may cause their family members to become ill. A recent listeria outbreak has been linked to deli meats and cheeses that have caused them to be considered potentially dangerous products.
Consumers in Tennessee should be able to expect that the food they purchase from the grocery store is safe for them and their families. Unfortunately, as recent recalls have demonstrated, food items can be dangerous products. Fresh cut fruit that was distributed to a number of states recently sickened nearly 100 people. While there have been no reports of illness in Tennessee, the salmonella-tainted fruit was also distributed to the state.