CDC state data shows high costs due to excessive alcohol use

Costs mainly due to binge drinking

Excessive alcohol use causes a large economic burden to states and the District of Columbia, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Excessive alcohol use cost states and D.C. a median of $2.9 billion in 2006, ranging from $420 million in North Dakota to $32 billion in California.

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Fun in the Sun with...Toxic Chemicals?

New Tests Detail Chemical Content in Common Picnic Products

(Public News Service SEATTLE - There may be more than ants and sunburns to worry about at this year's picnics and barbecues.

A coalition of consumer watchdog groups has released results of tests on products commonly used at backyard events and found 96 percent of them contained at least one chemical that's a health concern.

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