Black Licorice Is Made Even Less Appetizing with Added Lead

If you're like my 86-year-old grandmother, you probably love black licorice for whatever inexplicable reason exists for snacking on something that looks like braided horsehair lathered in pomade. Now, for your candy-chomping pleasure, you can enjoy black licorice with extra lead, which is especially helpful for all… » 8/23/12 10:00am 8/23/12 10:00am

Buying Cheap Jewelry Could Have Deadly Consequences

Oh, we all thought we were so clever, buying cheap but cute necklaces and colorful bracelets at places like Forever 21, Target, and Claire's. Sure they might make our outfits look better for a very low price, but it turns out these pieces of crappy jewelry might also be poisoning us. Grr. Looks like it's time to admit… » 3/20/12 7:00pm 3/20/12 7:00pm

The Best Lipsticks for Long-Lasting Color and Possible Lead Poisoning

So many of us smear our mouths in lipstick multiple times a day, but how often do you stop to think about what exactly is in it? Well, here's one terrifying ingredient it might have: lead. Lead? Yes, and lead is some serious shit. So just how much danger are we all in if we want to keep our lips looking sumptuously… » 2/15/12 11:00am 2/15/12 11:00am

Group Claims Disneyland Is Happiest & Most Lead-Filled Place On Earth

Sorry to tarnish your treasured family memories, but it seems that the goofy shot of you grabbing the Sword in the Stone statue at Disneyland is actually a picture of you exposing yourself to high levels of lead. An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against Disney for allegedly failing to remove or post adequate… » 10/18/11 11:53pm 10/18/11 11:53pm

Splenda And Several Other Products That Could Potentially Murder Your…

I was on JetBlue yesterday morning without headphones, but CNN was on the TV and the following question (or a reasonable facsimile) flashed across the screen: Is Splenda bad for your health? And I silently mouthed "NOOOOOO!" Not my favorite calorie-free sweetener! Then I read about it in today's New York Times » 9/23/08 4:30pm 9/23/08 4:30pm, and…