Consumer Alert: Tainted Breast Milk & Colored Contact Lenses

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Morning Consumer Alerts:

Colored Contact Lenses:

If you are looking for colored contact lenses to wear in time for Halloween, The BBB of North Alabama suggests keeping an eye out for reputable sellers who are also concerned about your eyes health. Contact lenses are not a one-size-fits-all product. There are major risks when purchasing from unofficial retailers.

The BBB suggests:

  • Watch out for websites that appear to target non-prescription buyers. Avoid those who sell prescription products like over-the-counter goods.
  • See to it that sellers request prescriptions in person, by fax, by mail, by email, by secured online form or via “direct communication” with the prescriber.
  • Notice that legitimate businesses take time to validate orders. Instant approvals are red flags.

Tainted Breast Milk:

Buying and selling breast milk over the internet is a growing trend for new moms.  But researchers at Nationwide Children`s Hospital bought milk on the internet and analyzed it in the lab.  They say three quarters of the milk they studied, was contaminated with either high levels of bacteria, or certain disease-causing bacteria like the kind found in human waste. The research is published in the November edition of pediatrics.

To learn more:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/10/16/peds.2013-1687.abstract