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Maker of children’s vitamins to pay refunds after making false claims about nutritional value

More than $2 million in refunds are being offered to consumers who bought children’s vitamins that claimed to contain far more nutritional substance than they actually did. The vitamin’s maker, NBTY, and two of its subsidiaries, Rexall Sundown and NatureSmart, claimed in advertising and on packages of its Disney and Marvel Complete Tablets that the vitamins contained 100 percent of a child’s daily requirement of DHA. However, in some cases the vitamins were found to contain only a tiny fraction of DHA. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish. The vitamins’ packages claim the DHA in its vitamins supports ... Read More

Chemical in spray tanners may put users at risk for cancer

Spray tans are considered to be a safer way to get the look of a suntan without damaging the skin or risking skin cancer, but a new report suggests the chemicals found in spray tans may be dangerous as well. Six medical experts in the fields of dermatology, toxicology and pulmonary medicine are speaking out about the potential dangers of a chemical commonly found in spray-on tanners – dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. ABC News pulled together the panel of medical experts to review 10 of the most publicly available studies on DHA. While none of the studies were conducted on humans, ... Read More