- Environmental Working Group: Eating Organic Lowers Cancer Risk
- FDA: First New Influenza Treatment In 20 Years Approved
- Recall: New Seasons Market Recalls Hot & Sour Broth
- USDA: October 24 - 31 Proclaimed Bat Week
- Visiting Hooves: Airing Tonight On KOMO
- Toledo High School Sports: October 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Mrs. Hendrickson handed out a Toledo Pride Shirt Wednesday!
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington confirmed: Tuesday night's weather system improved air quality across the region. Most monitoring sites reporting "good" air quality* Wednesday afternoon!
No wonder I had trouble breathing for the last week or so… No word on a primary pollutant or source. Visit AirNow.gov for current air quality conditions.
*Good = barely under the 50 PPM marker.
USGS Science in Washington shared these gorgeous photos ·
See our planet in a whole new way with stunning satellite images from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). USGS scientists are revealing the planet's changing land surface in ways our eyes can't see -- in colorful satellite images with creative combinations of visible and infrared light. Check out more mesmerizing images of Earth as art: https://on.doi.gov/2pVPXiN
Findings Released as Major Scientific Study Shows Eating Organic Lowers Cancer Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
WASHINGTON – A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children. These test results fly in the face of claims by two companies, Quaker and General Mills, which have said there is no reason for concern. This is because, they say, their products meet the legal standards.
Yet almost all of the samples tested by EWG had residues of glyphosate at levels higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children’s health with an adequate margin of safety. The EWG findings of a chemical identified as probably carcinogenic by the World Health Organization come on the heels of a major study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that found a significant reduction in cancer risk for individuals who ate a lot of organic food.
Recall Alert linked this article from CNN: Dozens of common breakfast cereals -- such as Honey Nut Cheerios and Quaker Simply Granola Oats -- have trace amounts of a controversial herbicide found in the weed killer Roundup, according to a report released today by an environmental advocacy group. More...
- A new report argues that most breakfast foods tested have glyphosate levels that might pose a cancer risk with long-term consumption
- Manufacturers say their products are safe and are below legal limits on glyphosate
Summary: The Environmental Working Group concluded "We are talking about lifetime cumulative exposure," she said. "But if you do want to reduce your risk, we do know that organic oats and organic cereals are a better option."
FDA News Release
FDA approves new drug to treat influenza
For Immediate Release
October 24, 2018
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
“This is the first new antiviral flu treatment with a novel mechanism of action approved by the FDA in nearly 20 years. With thousands of people getting the flu every year, and many people becoming seriously ill, having safe and effective treatment alternatives is critical. This novel drug provides an important, additional treatment option,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “While there are several FDA-approved antiviral drugs to treat flu, they’re not a substitute for yearly vaccination…”
Xofluza was granted Priority Review under the FDA.
The most common adverse reactions in patients taking Xofluza included diarrhea and bronchitis.
Complete Release: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm624226.htm
FDA Recall: New Seasons Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Hot & Sour Broth
For Immediate Release
October 22, 2018
New Seasons Market is recalling 193 jars of New Seasons Market Hot & Sour Broth because it contains undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The Hot & Sour Broth was distributed to all New Seasons Market stores in Oregon and Washington from 10/08/18 to 10/20/18.
UPC Code 840600108672
Expiration Date: All
Product Photo link
No illness of injury reports have been received to date.
Complete company announcement link: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm624016.htm
U.S. Department of Agriculture is: Celebrating Bat Benefits during Bat Week
On August 10 of this year, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue proclaimed (PDF, 1.3 MB) October 24 through 31 to be National Bat Week.
“Bats provide incredibly valuable ecosystem services to our society’s well-being. Many agricultural crops and native plants depend wholly or partially on bats to pollinate their flowers or spread seeds. Bats also help control damaging or bothersome insect pests,” said Rob Harper, national director for the Water, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants staff of the Forest Service. “Addressing the decline of bats across North America is one of the most important conservation efforts that private sector partners, the states, tribes, and federal agencies can agree to and work together on.”
Full story here…
More about Bat Week at batweek.org
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility deadline for registration October 26
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools shared:
Visiting Hooves’ Victoria Smith updated:
tonight Oct. 25, 7:30 pm, ch.5 Seattle
(Wednesday) at Heritage House, Morton, WA. I took 3 of the bunnies and Ron had Takoda. One lady who had been sitting in her room complaining about life in general came down to see the bunnies and ended up smiling and petting Luna for 15 minutes, In memory care, 2 of the ladies had Luna and Topaz on their laps petting them and were talking so sweetly to the buns for a long time (Rusty was on table getting loved on); they always love the animals coming to visit.
Ron L. Smith and Takoda visiting a resident.
Takoda was a sweetie as usual and even put up with a stuffed animal riding on his back for the entire visit.
Chicky, the mini, Luna the bunny, and Victoria Leona Smith.
Luna the therapy bunny.
You can support this uniquely Toledo enterprise and help bring a little magic to appreciative audiences in our community and beyond. Check out: https://visitinghooves.com
Toledo High School Sports: October/November 2018
Oct 26th @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:20
Nov 1st Crossover game TBD
Nov 9th & 16th Playoffs
Nov 23rd Semi Finals
Nov 30th Finals
Oct 27-30 Soccer Playoffs
Nov 1 State
Oct 27 Districts
Nov 1 Districts
Nov 3 Districts
Oct 27 District @ Onalaska bus @ 8:30 am
Nov 3 State in Pasco
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
FYI: The deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 29
In Washington State: Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
October 27: TES PTO Annual Harvest Festival
October 27: Donna’s Place Hosts Comedy Show FCCLA Fundraiser
October 27: Camp Singing Wind Halloween Costume Party!
November 3: Fiber Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
November 6: Election Day
November 8 - 10: LCSW & WSU Extension Host Free Tire Recycle - Winlock
November 10: THS Class of 2021 Fundraiser selling Lucky Eagle Casino Bus Spots
November 10: Toledo Presbyterian Hosts Annual Veterans Day Bake Sale
November 10: Lewis County Seniors Host A Night Of Magic
November 11: Veterans Day Ceremony @ Toledo Wall of Honor
November 13: Toledo High School Hosts FCCLA Lip Sync Contest
November 29 - December 1: LCSW & WSU Host Free Tire Recycle - Mossyrock
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