Entries by TFC Team

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Plastics Additives Chemicals, Oh No, Oh My

Plastics, Food Additives and Chemicals Affect Our Children  Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP In the 1967 classic film “The Graduate,” the aimless, recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock (played by the inimitable Dustin Hoffman) is advised by a friend his parents to pursue a career in plastics.  Plastics are, according to the friend, the future. […]

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FDA Warns No Benzocaine for Teething Babies

FDA Warns No Benzocaine for Teething Babies Patient Care at TFC On May 23, 2018, the FDA came out and said avoid using over-the-counter teething products containing benzocaine. That means no teething gels like Anbesol, Baby Orajel, Cepacol, Chloraseptic, Hurricaine, Orabase, Orajel, Topex or other generic brands. In general, most pediatricians think of teething as a developmental […]