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NCL fact sheet on saw safety

Table saws cause tens of thousands of serious injuries every year, costing billions of dollars.

Table saw accidents preventable with technology improvements

Did you know that each year, tens of thousands of people are brutally injured by table saws – including 4,000 amputations – at a cost of more than $2 billion a year to treat victims? This just in: CPSC, in a unanimous 5-0 vote on October 5, 2011, decided to move forward with an ANPR regarding a national table saw safety standard. Click here to view NCL's press release hailing the decision.

Get off to a healthy start this school year

It’s back to school season for much of America. There are many ways – for the health and well-being of the entire family – that parents and their families can start the year off right.

Don't waste your money-or your health-on counterfeit drugs

When shopping around for prescription medications, watch out for fakes! You could throw your money away on drugs that don’t work, or — even worse — get sick by taking counterfeits that aren’t what they pretend to be.

Door-to-door sales: Questions for consumers

When a young salesperson comes knocking at your door, how can you tell whether it's a legitimate sales company rep or a teenager who's become involved in a dangerous traveling sales crew? The following tips can help you evaluate the situation, while keeping you - and the young worker - safe.

Alcohol: How it all adds up

Wine. Beer. Wine cooler. Cocktail. Mixed drink. Different kinds of drinks, different amounts of alcohol, right? Wrong!

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