Some 7.3 million visitors clicked on “Consumer Updates” at FDA’s website during 2012, and according to the agency, the top 10 most popular topics during the year included mercury in skin care products being sold in the US as well as triclosan safety.
Here’s the list of the top 10 most popular topics, as released by FDA:
Disposing of unused medicines.
Mercury in skin products sold illegally in the US
HCG diet products—a dangerous fad.
Dietary supplement Hydroxycut—can be hazardous to health.
Examining arsenic in rice: A work in progress.
Tattoo inks linked to serious infection.
Is the common additive triclosan safe? What you should know.
Thickening agent may be deadly for infants.
Expanded advice: Take statins with care.
Symptoms of Cushing’s disease in dogs, and how to treat it.
More info: www.fda.gov