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Pathways’ Genetic Test Kit Review: Good or Bad, Safe or Risky?

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Anyone out there who tried Pathway’s genetic testing kit, the Pathway Genomics Insight Saliva Collection Kit, which supposedly helps people assess their risk for inherited diseases? Any review on the product? Is it good or bad, helpful or ridiculous, risky or safe, etc. etc.?

Anyhoo, the FDA isn’t impressed by the fact that the manufacturer is selling the test kit without the agency’s approval and so it sent the manufacturer a letter asking it to explain why it shouldn’t get its ass spanked.

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Is Vita Breath Dietary Supplement Safe?

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Is Vita Breath, a dietary supplement manufactured by American Herbal Lab Inc, and marketed at health fairs and the internet safe?

You should avoid it according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The agency is currently conducting an investigation on the safety of Vita Breath after the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found out that a sample of Vita Breath contained 1,100 parts per million of lead.

This is 10,000 times higher — yup, its a freaking ten thousand times higher — than FDA’s maximum recommended level.

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