The Licensing Board will hold a hearing next week about a recent wedding event at the Proprietor's Lodge that city health officials say violated COVID-19 occupancy limits while attendees defied mask and social distancing rules.
Though state reports showed a Pittsfield nursing home had no COVID-19 cases, Springside Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center told residents’ families something else, The coronavirus had infected people in the facility.
The city of Pittsfield and community volunteers are moving forward in response to continuing concern for the health and well being of homeless people taking up camp in Springside Park. The Berkshire Eagle reports that on Monday, city workers installed portable toilets and hand-washing stations i…
Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects. FDA’s investigation of methanol in certain hand sanitizers is ongoing. The agency will provide additional information as it becomes available.
The FDA just added five more names to its list of toxic hand sanitizers you should throw out immediately. Last month, they said nine types made in Mexico tested positive for something called methanol that's extremely toxic. All five of the new ones were made in Mexico too...
Experts help interpret the evidence, but they may differ on details that can be confusing for non-experts, and filtering out what matters from a rising sea of misinformation has become a daunting task.
Don't let this scare you away from using hand sanitizer, because it's an important tool for fighting the virus. But the FDA put out a warning this weekend about nine different brands that could actually cause health issues.