FTC Targets EM Radiation ‘Blocking Patch’ Seller In Latest COVID-19 Warning Letter Salvo
The Commission serves up 35 more warning letters to companies making false and unsubstantiated COVID-19 claims, including Julie E Health, which marketed a prevention and treatment kit comprised of dietary supplements and purported EMF “remediation” products, capitalizing on conspiracy theory anxieties.
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