The statistics of GM’s recalls this year are staggering. There are more than 70 different vehicle recalls ranging from defective ignition switches to faulty tie rods and brakes, all affecting more than 26 million cars in the U.S. alone.
Even low levels of lead in the blood (5 micrograms per deciliter µg/dL) can result in lower IQ, hyperactivity, hearing problems and anemia, and in rare cases has led to seizures, coma and even death. To put that into context, accidentally eating a chip of lead paint about the size of a period (.) can cause an elevated blood lead level of 20 µg/dL in a young child.
As many Americans are all too aware, lung cancer continues to be the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. It is mainly seen as a disease of the elderly, with more than 82 percent of those suffering 60 years of age or older.