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FDA says: You’re antibacterial? Then prove it

WASHINGTON — The federal government said Monday it has no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks. Regulators at the ...

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Government health and safety efforts slowed or halted

WASHINGTON — The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans’ health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in ...

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With U.S. help, city to be schooled on safety

The Baltimore City Public Schools system was selected as one of 100 school districts across the country to participate in a White House-led safety initiative, and school officials said they’re excited to be at the forefront of the effort.

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Wal-Mart agrees to safety fixes at 2,857 stores

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at more than 2,800 stores as part of a settlement agreement with the Labor Department. The retail giant has also agreed to ...

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Bethesda area ranked as safest in U.S.

The Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick metropolitan area has been ranked as the most secure among large metro areas in the country by the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, topping a list of 20 metropolitan areas ranked on the basis of safety and security.

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FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

WASHINGTON — The government’s oversight of hundreds of domestic and overseas repair stations that service U.S. airliners is ineffective and doesn’t target the factors most likely to present safety risks, the Department of Transportation’s inspector general said Monday. The Federal ...

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William A. McComas: State has a duty to protect youth, including female lacrosse players

Opposition to the recently proposed Maryland legislation regarding the adoption of protective head gear in girls’ youth lacrosse is founded on two familiar biases — one concerning gender and the other the role of state government.

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