Weather Alert(2)!
"Winter Weather Advisory" ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... * locations...New Haven and western Suffolk counties. * Hazard types...accumulating snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. * Winds...north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. * Temperatures...25-30. * Timing...snow tapers off into early evening. * Impacts...hazardous travel conditions due to snow covered roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EST Tuesday... * locations...coastal locations along Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 2 1/2 feet above astronomical tides tonight * timing...water levels are receding this afternoon...minor coastal flooding is expected for tonights high tide cycles. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. Any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1102 PM.......10.0-10.5..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.7-10.2..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........8.7-9.2...........minor.... -- Monday Feb.08 16,04:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Infection Risk with Certain Tattoo Inks and Kits, FDA Warns

National & World News, Health & Wellness

Before going for that tattoo, check that the ink used is not under recall. The FDA has reported cases of infection with certain tattoo inks.

Before getting a tattoo, take extra caution with what ink and tools are being used. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about the potential of pathogenic bacterial contamination with the use of recalled tattoo products.

According to the FDA, a Calif. company called White and Blue Lion, Inc. has recalled all lots of its tattoo inks, needles, and tattoo kits. Using these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.

The products under recall have been sold for use by consumers directly or may be used at tattoo parlors.

So far, at least one skin infection case has been linked to the company’s products and the FDA is aware of other reports of infection involving tattoo ink with similar packaging.

The FDA has advised to not use the recalled products from White and Blue Lion, Inc. as well as bottles with a multicolored Chinese dragon image with black-and-white lettering. Everyone should also be wary about using ink bottles missing the brand name and the manufacturer or distributor’s name and location.

The risk for skin infection is particularly high to individuals with pre-existing heart or circulatory conditions. Reactions to contaminated ink may also result years later.

Less severe conditions may include bumps to the skin site, discharge, redness, swelling, blisters or excessive pain.

Infections left untreated or improperly treated could spread through the bloodstream requiring treatment with antibiotics, hospitalization and/or surgery.

The contaminated products were recalled on July 11, 2014 by White and Blue Lion, Inc., but there are concerns the products are still being purchased through other distributors.

In addition to caution around permanent tattoo ink, the FDA has previously warned that temporary tattoos popular with kids may also pose a danger for skin reactions.

[Source: FDA]

Join Our Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for a free weekly newsletter covering things to do, hottest local headlines, and everything Long Island! Read more here or enter your email to signup.

   
     Newsletter Archive
Advertisement
Advertise With Us
 
Open Feedback Dialog