Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Neti Pots and Other Nasal Irrigation Systems

Many people who have sinus problems often treat themselves by using nasal irrigation systems such as the Neti pot.  The FDA recently released a report about these devices, including some questions and answers and how to use them safely.

Friday, January 13, 2012

FDA Webinar: Reporting Bad Reactions From Cosmetics

Here's the notice from the FDA:

From morning until night—styling our hair for work to showering before bed—Americans depend upon personal care products. Most are safe, but some may cause problems, and that’s when FDA gets involved.

FDA collects information about consumers’ bad reactions to products it regulates. If you have a reaction to a beauty, personal hygiene, or makeup product, FDA wants to hear from you.

In this 30-minute webinar, learn:

  • how FDA regulates cosmetics and monitors their safety
  • steps consumers can take to minimize their chances of having a bad reaction to a cosmetic
  • how to report a bad reaction to a cosmetic
  • how this information helps FDA in its public health mission.

An opportunity to ask questions will follow the presentation.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2:00 p.m. ET

Length: 30 minutes

Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions here. Webinar slides are posted here also.

Host: FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors

Featured speakers: Interdisciplinary Scientist Wendy Good, Ph.D., and Policy Fellow Jon Hicks, M.P.P, both from FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors

This webinar is part of a series of online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.