Category: California Department of Consumer Affairs

Calling Out the Cult of Chlorine Dioxide

The medicine show is back in town. You know, the one where the self-proclaimed “doctor” sells bottles of cure-all off the back of his wagon to people desperately looking for help for a sickness? In the old days, the bottle usually contained a mixture of basically nothing medicinal—plus a good shot of alcohol. These days,…

Save the Date: DCA’s Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day is May 22

DCA's Earth Safety and Wellness Day flyer

Get ready for DCA’s 6th annual Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day, which will be held on Wednesday, May 22, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at DCA headquarters at 1625 North Market Blvd. in Sacramento’s Natomas area. This year’s event will feature ideas and solutions on how to protect and preserve the environment, information on…

Department of Consumer Affairs Launches Open Data Portal

New portal offers licensing, enforcement, and application data, sortable by board or bureau It’s no secret that the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issues licenses in more than 280 professional categories to 3.9 million Californians. But until now, the statistical information hasn’t been easy for everyday consumers to access. That’s changed with the launch of…

Brain Food: Bicycle Helmets are Good for Your Noggin

Alternative means of transportation in the forms of a bicycle, scooter–motorized and non motorized–skateboard, or in-line or roller skates, are great for recreation and they can be enjoyed alone or with others. They also provide an added benefit to your overall health, the environment–especially the people powered options–and they can aid in avoiding heavy commuter…

ALL PHYSICIANS ARE DOCTORS — BUT NOT ALL DOCTORS ARE PHYSICIANS

What makes a doctor a doctor? This question was asked in the fall of 2018 after Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D., testified during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When covering the hearing, some news outlets did not refer to Christine Blasey Ford as Dr. Ford because she holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology…