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Where should I go to find consumer information on www.FDA.gov?

FDA centers and offices want the public to understand the agency’s mission and how it impacts the lives of millions of people living in the United States. Because of this, each of the centers develops articles, fact sheets, videos, and other content directed at consumers. Links to consumer information on FDA-regulated products and a variety of health topics on FDA’s website can be found on the “For Consumers” page, http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm. This includes Consumer Updates—articles written about health-related topics that draw on the expertise of FDA scientists and researchers—and eight general topics (Foods; Drugs; Medical Devices; Vaccines, Blood & Biologics; Animal & Veterinary; Cosmetics; Radiation-Emitting Products; and Tobacco Products). Links to some articles in Spanish and other languages are also available on the “For Consumers” page.

Because many people are specifically interested in product recalls and safety alerts, look for the Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts link, which is also on the “For Consumers” page.