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Celebrate Independence Day Safely Barbecues, picnics in the park, outdoor entertainment and, of course, fireworks are all part of the July 4th holiday in the U.S. The experts at Consumer Reports have put together a comprehensive guide to help you safely celebrate America's birthday.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Beware the summer car-buying incentives Car makers and dealers are offering a flood of rebates and other enticements for car-shoppers this July 4th holiday weekend. But are they really great deals? Consumer Reports' experts tell you what you need to know.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Beware bird-flu scams Consumer Reports says online marketers are promoting supplements and prescription drugs such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) to guard against avian flu. Our experts warn of the dangers of these online pitches.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Are silver fillings safe for kids' teeth? The amalgams dentists use to fill in cavities contain a mix of materials, including lead--a heavy metal that can cause neurological disorders, especially in children. Should you be concerned for your kids' safety? Consumer Reports weighs in.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Consumer Reports: There's truth in the cocoa mulch myth Recent mass e-mails warn readers not to use mulch made from cacao, the plants that also produce cocoa and chocolate. Consumer Reports' home and garden experts say people—especially dog owners—shouldn't dismiss the e-mail as an urban legend.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Carbon monoxide and meat: Good to sell, good to eat? Consumer Reports' safety experts say that some supermarket chains are selling ground beef and steaks packed with the poisonous gas to keep the meat's natural red color longer. But is carbon monoxide meat safe? Here's what you need to know.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New safety concerns over mercury in canned tuna Consumer Reports warns that canned light tuna fish might not be as safe from mercury contamination as previously thought. Find out what the risks are and who should avoid eating canned tuna fish.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Consumer Reports on hurricane preparedness June is the beginning of hurricane season in the U.S. The home and safety experts at Consumer Reports have developed an online guide to help you prepare for the next major storm.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Safety group redefines risk reporting Consumer Reports warns that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering modifying its rules governing risky consumer products. Could these changes mean an increased danger to consumers? Find out what you can do about it here.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Consumers feel the pinch of fuel prices The latest survey conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center yields interesting information about how the rising cost of gasoline is affecting consumers' lifestyles. Read what may happen if gas prices jump even higher.
Consumer Reports | Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend