Posts by Deni Yacoobian

Climate Change Could Be Contributing to the Rising Tick Population—And Cases of Lyme Disease

Climate change isn’t just being linked to the endangerment of animal species anymore. Recently, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) have begun to release warnings about heightened tick activity in 2019. Speculation implies that changes in the climate are creating a more friendly environment for ticks to multiply…

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CVS and Walgreens Jump on the CBD Bandwagon

Mainstream retailers CVS and Walgreens have both recently announced that they will begin to sell CBD products in select stores. Not only is it big news for accessibility, but it’s also a step towards destigmatizing CBD as a useful wellness and health management tool. It will hopefully give the industry more traction and open the…

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Asbestos Fibers Have Been Found in Claire’s Makeup, the FDA Warns

In March 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers about certain Claire’s brand makeup products, which were independently tested and confirmed to contain asbestos fibers. While Claire’s has since removed nine products from its shelves, the company has not issued a recall to consumers regarding the contaminated products. This lack…

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JUST and Jaden Smith Are Making Moves to Fix the Flint Water Crisis

Jaden Smith’s environmental organization JUST, in collaboration with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, has recently made moves to help fix the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. JUST is planning on deploying a mobile water treatment system called The Water Box, which filters out lead and additional contaminants in water. Flint’s water crisis has been ongoing…

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