Morning Round-up: TAG Manufacturing Expands in Chattanooga & Essential Oil Poisoning Warning

TAG Manufacturing plans a $15 million expansion in Chattanooga. The maker of assembled steel parts for construction plans to add 200-jobs as part of the expansion. The company currently employs 300-workers. TAG operates at Enterprise South and will use a 19-acre lot across from its existing plant to accommodate the growth.

Officials with the Tennessee Poison Control Center warn they are seeing an increasing number of toxic exposures, mostly involving children. The problem comes from essential oils used in aromatic and homeopathic natural remedies. Poison control specialists say some essential oils such clove, lavender, and eucalyptus are highly toxic when ingested — or inappropriately applied to the skin.

A a study by the nation’s largest automobile club concludes there is no scientific basis for tests used to determine if drivers are impaired by marijuana. AAA says it’s not possible to set a reliable blood-test threshold for THC, the chemical in marijuana that makes people high.

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