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We tell our children to wash their hands routinely, clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly (since they tend to harbor the most germs), and buy eco-friendly cleaners to protect our planet. But, despite our best efforts, hazardous and counterfeit materials are still slipping into our homes and environment. While you may know the basics of shopping for safe and environmentally friendly products, including the brands to look for, it is still easy to miss products that pose health risks. In fact, some hazardous materials, albeit small amounts, are allowed in the products we buy: musical birthday cards, earrings, light bulbs, hair bands and brushes, school supplies, and even electronic and non-electronic toys. Do you know that chemicals in common household products can be everywhere, from plastics to packaging to your garden hose?

We tell our children to wash their hands routinely, clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly (since they tend to harbor the most germs), and buy eco-friendly cleaners to protect our planet. But, despite our best efforts, hazardous and counterfeit materials are still slipping into our homes and environment. While you may know the basics of shopping for safe and environmentally friendly products, including the brands to look for, it is still easy to miss products that pose health risks. In fact, some hazardous materials, albeit small amounts, are allowed in the products we buy: musical birthday cards, earrings, light bulbs, hair bands and brushes, school supplies, and even electronic and non-electronic toys. Do you know that chemicals in common household products can be everywhere, from plastics to packaging to your garden hose?

Location:

Tempe, AZ

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We tell our children to wash their hands routinely, clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly (since they tend to harbor the most germs), and buy eco-friendly cleaners to protect our planet. But, despite our best efforts, hazardous and counterfeit materials are still slipping into our homes and environment. While you may know the basics of shopping for safe and environmentally friendly products, including the brands to look for, it is still easy to miss products that pose health risks. In fact, some hazardous materials, albeit small amounts, are allowed in the products we buy: musical birthday cards, earrings, light bulbs, hair bands and brushes, school supplies, and even electronic and non-electronic toys. Do you know that chemicals in common household products can be everywhere, from plastics to packaging to your garden hose?

Language:

English

Contact:

877-427-0685


Episodes

Encore: Manufacturing Process Management Equals Toxin Free Products

12/8/2015
Changing product demand, increasing competition, fewer resources and consumer demand for transparency and safety are sending clear signals about continued changes in every company’s manufacturing processes. New business models and stringent regulations are becoming the norm, so streamlining operations, while maintaining quality is becoming non-negotiable for any reputable institution. Not an easy task, but certainly one that is being demanded today. This week Stan Salot and his guest, Indra...

Duration:00:54:52

Encore: Shopper Alert: WHY Say NO to Toxins

12/1/2015
We hear about toxic toys and fake Gucci bags frequently, usually when their blatant occurrence or discovery makes the news. Sometimes people lose “only” money and respect for the retailer, other times they risk losing a lot more. Recognizing the risk of toxic and counterfeit products to their customers, some retailers such as Target just established supplier requirements. However, 90% of major retailers do not have rules about toxins and counterfeits and continue to choose to carry millions...

Duration:00:57:45

Encore: Black Friday Sales: Verify First, Buy Later?

11/24/2015
There are over 140 million products manufactured worldwide- and many of them will be on sale for this approaching holiday season. This is the season to share- and buy: more new products enter our households, from toys to couches to electronics than any other time of the year. It is nearly impossible to know the ingredients in these products or whether they contain counterfeit parts. Join us on learning how to avoid the probability of the paying tenfold for deeply discounted items! This show...

Duration:00:56:17

Encore: Accreditation Bodies Can Guard Our Safety

11/17/2015
The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board plays an important role in ensuring the safety and quality of goods and services and in protecting the environment in the US. The Board accredits testing and calibration labs, inspection and certification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. You wouldn't want to be treated by a doctor who isn't board certified in her specialty, or send your child to a college that isn't accredited, would you? Like those accrediting...

Duration:00:56:47

Encore: Together We Can: Protecting the Planet

11/10/2015
Air, next to water and soil, is a third critical resource for humans, plants, animals and all other organisms within a natural area. Air must be monitored in order to control and lower pollution levels, control smoke caused by wild land fires, and to monitor air quality. The USDA Forest Service monitors the effects of air pollution that may impair visibility, harm human health, injure trees and other plants, acidify or cause unnatural fertilization of streams and lakes, leach nutrients from...

Duration:00:46:31

Encore: Ten Ways to Protect Your Brand from Counterfeiters

11/3/2015
Counterfeiting is a complex, dynamic and global problem that negatively impacts brands in every industry and often threatens the health and safety of consumers around the world. Diversion of products into unauthorized sales channels and distribution of “gray market” goods cause significant losses for many companies. While there is no ‘cookie cutter’ solution to address the brand protection challenges that a company may face, companies seeking to better protect their brands should consider...

Duration:00:56:30

Stay Away from Counterfeit Drugs: They Take Lives

10/27/2015
As of Friday, October 23, four people have been found dead due in San Francisco alone, to overdosing on what are believed to be counterfeit Xanax pills containing a strong opioid called fentanyl. According the FDA, counterfeit medicine is fake medicine. It may be contaminated or contain the wrong or no active ingredient. Join our host, Stan Salot Jr. for a discussion on why counterfeit drugs are illegal, ways they pose threats to our health and for our communities at large, and how to stay...

Duration:00:56:29

Encore: Misleading or Deceptive Marketing: Know the Difference?

10/20/2015
Do you know the difference between misleading or deceptive marketing strategies? Some companies put trademarks on their own products or services that are close in appearance or meaning to those of the original manufacturer. These companies use these “logos” in ways that confuses or misleads the purchaser into thinking that the goods come from or are associated with and authorized by the original source. The harm goes beyond loss of business: confused customers buy the infringer’s goods...

Duration:00:55:38

Encore: Toxins and Counterfeits: Safety for All?

10/13/2015
Did you know that the federal Environmental Protection Agency encourages efforts to reduce packaging and household waste, but through low-key exhortation rather than regulations. The United States, unlike Britain for example, imposes no special federal tax on landfills, and weaker regulation makes it easier to expand them. These practices, often differ in emerging countries, coupled with ways industry counts on consumers buying products without much scrutiny can lead to our willingness to...

Duration:00:56:05

Counterfeit Taylor Swift Concert Tickets!

10/6/2015
What has changed since the last general update on Toxic Substances and Counterfeiting? Living with risk is a reality that we are faced with each and every day. From the time we are conceived until the day we die we are faced with the danger of coming in contact with Toxic Substances and Chemicals in their natural form or from something that was manmade. Over time we learn about dangerous substances that we have created and eventually we take steps to mitigate their effects. Some identify...

Duration:00:57:23

Special Encore Presentation: Be Safe Not Sorry: Consumer Industry Dialogue

9/29/2015
On June 23 2014, Homeland Security Investigations just finished an investigation to conclude that the department seized $37 million worth of counterfeit of National Football League-related products amid Super Bowl XLVIII this year. The very same day, a Maine company has pleaded guilty to manufacturing and trafficking of counterfeited apparel bearing the trademarks of the New York Yankees, Harley Davidson, John Deere, Jack Daniels, Orange County Choppers, and Playboy. Employees designed...

Duration:00:56:42

Health and Safety Tips for Pets and Families

9/15/2015
Did you know that veterinarian offices are the busiest during the last three months of the year? As we are approaching the holiday season, our routines get disrupted, social calendars fill to the brink, and often as a result, we pay less attention to our pets. From food hazards to decorations, plants and costumes, our four legged friends could be exposed to hazards resulting in serious harm and injuries. We can avoid emergency visits to veterinarians if we are aware of the potential triggers...

Duration:00:55:08

Dr. Carpenter: Enhance Your Health, Eliminate Medical Emergencies

9/8/2015
According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million have diabetes in the United States, a disease that can affect many parts of the body and is associated with serious complications, such as heart disease and stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputation. Diabetes can be treated and managed by healthful eating, regular physical activity, and medications to lower blood glucose levels. Still, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone loses a lower...

Duration:00:55:50

Special Encore Presentation: Final DFARS Rule

9/1/2015
The Department of Defense published a proposed rule on May 16, 2013, entitled “Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts”. The rule addressed contractor responsibilities for detecting and avoiding the use or inclusion of counterfeit electronic parts or suspect counterfeit electronic parts, the use of trusted suppliers, and requirements for contractors to report these parts. Following the publication, private-sector firms, industry associations, and government agencies made...

Duration:00:55:50

Special Encore Presentation: China Hazardous Substance Process Management

8/25/2015
This week, join our host, Stan Salot and his guest, Mr. Chris Yau, Vice Chairman of the IECQ CABC, to discuss ways the industry is engaged in Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) in order to address our common safety. IECQ HSPM provides the requirements used to demonstrate to the international market place that the organization has developed, documented, and implemented processes for managing the production, selection and use of electronic components, assemblies, processes and...

Duration:00:56:08

Special Encore Presentation: Consumer Decisions: Buying Appliances

8/18/2015
Buying a new large appliance for your home or office can be a daunting task. For refrigerators alone, today's shopper will find an ever-increasing range of color and style options, some designed to disappear into the decor, and a wide variety of new smart features, including ones aimed at transforming the kitchen itself into an entertainment hub. According to CNET, the choices available can make one wonder if the ol' fridge might be going through a bit of an identity crisis. But how about...

Duration:00:55:33

Keeping Our Pets Healthy and Safe

8/11/2015
Did you know that many products sold by the millions in the pet supply and grocery stores can cause serious health consequences to pets and humans? Even some items specifically designed for family fun, such as holiday lights and toys, can cause health problems for our pets. Join us today for a special conversation with Dr. Ashley Geoghegan, DVM, to learn about ways to keep our pets healthy and safe, including tools and tips on prevention and treatment that embraces holistic and integrative...

Duration:00:53:07

Toxins and Our Bodies: Guide to Optimal Health

8/4/2015
A recent study by the Environmental Working group, in conjunction with the Red Cross, conducted blood tests on the umbilical cord of babies. There was an average of 287 chemicals tested for in every specimen. These chemicals included toxic heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, herbicides and industrial chemicals. Approximately 180 of these substances are cancer-causing, 217 are toxic to the brain in nervous system, and 208 are known to cause birth defects. Worried? So are we… In order to...

Duration:00:56:28

Special Encore Presentation: Counterfeit Avoidance Technologies

7/28/2015
According to FBI, Interpol, World Customs Organization and International Chamber of Commerce estimates, roughly 7-8% of world trade every year is in counterfeit goods. That is the equivalent of as much as $512 billion in global lost sales, many of them as a result of counterfeit goods coming into the U.S. undetected. Faced with the complex and growing phenomenon of counterfeiting, global action is necessary. In order to mitigate this costly and widespread problem, the World Customs...

Duration:00:59:16