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Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing

Sep. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant...

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Sep. 16, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because the vapor he inhaled wasn't CBD, a natural compound that marketers say can treat a range of ailments...

Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds

Sep. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations. The researchers with the University of Saskatchewan are set to publish their...

Concerns grow over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

Sep. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. But state inspectors ordered a halt to the practice in...

Vape death leads Oregon to ask pot shops to review products

Sep. 11, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in charge of Oregon's legal marijuana market said Wednesday that they will ask store owners to voluntarily review pot products on their shelves and pull any they feel might be unsafe as concern mounts about severe lung illnesses and deaths tied to vaping across the U.S....

No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbors

Sep. 11, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring. "People call me and say, 'I was on my terrace having lunch and we had to rush inside, the kids were in the swimming pool,'" says...

EPA to scale back use of animals to test chemical toxicity

Sep. 10, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mammals to test the toxicity of chemicals, a move backed by animal rights groups but criticized as irresponsible by a leading environmental organization. A directive signed Tuesday by EPA...

UK worries Brexit could bring 'chlorinated chicken' from US

Sep. 8, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom? The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely rinsed with chemical washes to kill germs. But the United Kingdom's planned exit from the EU is putting the practice back...

US agency sees low risk in contaminated blood pressure drugs

Aug. 28, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Wednesday tried to reassure patients that they face very low risks from ongoing contamination problems with widely prescribed blood pressure drugs. Drugmakers have issued more than 50 recalls since last July linked to low levels of a probable cancer-causing...

How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests

Aug. 26, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial products are...