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Consumer Minute: Local flu fighter on store shelves

8:27 PM, Aug 9, 2012   |    comments
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Have you been consuming your fair share of beer? You're not alone. A new report shows the world's appetite for beer hit an all time high last year. Nearly 51 billion gallons of brew were produced. This is the 27th year in a row that beer production increased. The United States is the second largest producer of beer, falling short to China.

More than a million GE dishwashers are being recalled because heating elements can fail and cause fires. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall includes, GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers. The government says stop using the dishwashers immediately and disconnect the electric supply. Call the stores where the dishwashers were purchased for repair information.

Halo Oral Antiseptic is a new product on all of the major retailers shelves this week. But it's a hometown product. It was developed by UH Case medical Center, produced and manufactured in Northeast Ohio. It's a mouth spray that can kill 99.9 percent of airborne germs for up to 6 hours. It helps to kill strep, H1N1, the flu virus and other bacteria.

NBC, Associated Press/WKYC

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