Poppy seed tea is in fact a growing concern among health experts and legislators because it can contain the opiates morphine and codeine. (Paul Johnson) On July 12, the Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to the owner of a website selling a product known as PoppySeed Wash. In the letter, the FDA warned that the product was being marketed not as a food but as a drug. Among the claims on the website: The product can be used as a sleep aid, a pain reliever, and a remedy to ease opioid withdrawals. (However, these claims appear to have been taken down.) The site goes on to say that the product can even replace prescription opioids, including oxycodone and fentanyl. “Your PoppySeed Wash product is not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced use and, therefore, the product is a ‘new drug,’” states the letter. “New drugs may not be legally introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce … [Read more...] about Poppy seeds: delicious bagel topping or dangerous narcotic?
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Thick smoke rises from the Maple Fire, obscuring the Olympic Mountains on August 8, 2018.Paul Christian Gordon/ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Firefighters are continuing to tackle huge blazes across British Columbia and the American West—as of Friday, 16 large fires and many more small fires were burning across Washington and Oregon. Heavy smoke blankets cities from Oregon to Colorado, and in Seattle, authorities have advised even healthy adults to stay indoors. Schools and sports teams have been urged to postpone outdoor activities, and flights have been delayed across the Pacific Northwest. Portland Public Schools suspended all outdoor sports practices Monday, while in Seattle residents reported waking to a blood-red sun. Thick smoke in Denver also prompted air quality warnings, while air quality dropped from “very unhealthy” to “hazardous” in Spokane. After two … [Read more...] about Summer in the Pacific Northwest Is a Smoky, Hazy Mess Right Now
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByKirk Johnson July 11, 2018 ELLENSBURG, Wash. — When a company from Seattle came calling, wanting to lease some land on Jeff and Jackie Brunson’s 1,000-acre hay and oat farm for a solar energy project, they jumped at the idea, and the prospect of receiving regular rent checks. They did not anticipate the blowback — snarky texts, phone calls from neighbors, and county meetings where support for solar was scant. Critics said the project would remove too much land from agricultural production in central Washington. If approved by regulators, it would be one of the biggest solar generators ever built in the state, with five large arrays spread around the county, covering around 250 acres with sun-sucking panels. Ms. Brunson said the critics should mind their own business and respect property rights. … [Read more...] about Solar Plan Collides With Farm Tradition in Pacific Northwest
When he was discharged from the Army in 2013, Clinton Foriska’s formal education included only a high-school diploma. It wasn’t much, for a guy who likes to say he didn’t come from much. But Foriska, who was 27 at the time, thought he could do more. “I wanted to do something extraordinary — I always wanted to be a doctor. But I never knew how to get there.” Four years later, he has found his path. He’s set to graduate from the University of Washington Bothell June 10 with a near-perfect GPA. Earlier this month, he was awarded UW Bothell’s Chancellor’s Medal, given to inspirational students who overcome significant obstacles. And this fall, he’ll start his first year of medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, a private four-year school for osteopathic medicine in Yakima. He hopes to work with veterans living in rural areas when he graduates. At UW Bothell, Foriska is known for his sense of humor and … [Read more...] about From the infantry to medical school, this soldier perseveres
Spectators watch three of four large smokestacks being demolished near Kellogg, Idaho, on May 26, 1996. After decades of cleanup at the Bunker Hill mining complex, the area's residents are still feeling the consequences of toxic pollution. Ron Swords/AP Tech & Science Idaho Update: This article has been updated and corrected throughout to include additional information provided by the EPA and the Panhandle Health District after initial publication.“This place stunk so bad,” says Paul Flory, “and you had that metal taste in your teeth.”Flory was born in 1970 and grew up in the same part of the country he lives in today: the Coeur d’Alene River Basin of northern Idaho. Beginning in the 1880s and for more than a century, locals have mined this region—also called the Silver Valley—for its abundance of silver, lead and zinc. Some residents can trace their ancestors in the valley back six generations, and “Uncle Bunker”—Bunker … [Read more...] about Bunker Hill Superfund Site Is Still a Toxic Mess, With Legacy of Suffering