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Concerns Over Scientific Journal's Decision to Retract Decision to Retract an Ethically and Scientifically Flawed Article on Asbestos Dec 19, 2016

Back on August 10 of this year, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene’s (JOEH) Board of Directors voted to retract an article, which has since been withdrawn by the article’s authors , after numerous scientists called for its ...

Companies Can Be Held Liable When Asbestos Dust Sickens Workers' Families Dec 13, 2016

The California Supreme Court unanimously voted on Thursday, December 1 that companies can be held liable when people get sick from asbestos dust brought home from a job site. Following this ruling, people who contracted mesothelioma from asbestos ...

Children Sent to ER Over Antibiotics Side Effects Dec 7, 2016

A new study released by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that over 65,000 children end up in emergency rooms every year over adverse reactions to antibiotics, most commonly due to allergic reactions to the ...

EPA Selects Asbestos for Evaluation, May Result in Restriction or Ban Dec 1, 2016

Following months of speculation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected asbestos as 1 of the 10 substances they will evaluate under the recent powers granted to them under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The act was ...

Traffic Deaths Up By More Than 10 Percent in First Half of 2016 Nov 29, 2016

Traffic-related deaths saw the largest increase in half a century in 2015, and recently released statistics show that 2016 is proving to be even deadlier to drivers. According to a preliminary estimate released by the United States Department of ...

Denver Apartment Renovations Near Broncos Stadium Released Asbestos During Multiple Playoff Games Nov 23, 2016

The United States Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges in the United States District Court in Denver, CO against Willmax Capital Management Inc., the company that owns an apartment complex close to the Denver Broncos’ stadium, as well as John ...

Superbug Infections Threatens the Lives of Patients Throughout the United States Nov 14, 2016

Sharley McMullen, a 72-year-old former resident of Manhattan Beach, was a patient at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in May of 2014. She was there to receive treatment for a bleeding stomach ulcer, but developed a fever hours after leaving the ...

Do You Know How to Find out If There's Asbestos in Your Home? Nov 8, 2016

Asbestos is a well-known cause of mesothelioma , a devastating cancer that can take decades to appear. Unfortunately, this knowledge only became common knowledge relatively recently, which means that if your home was built before 1979, there’s a very ...

Asbestos Remains In Buildings Across The Country Nov 4, 2016

Asbestos was used for decades as one of the most popular building materials for construction projects across the nation, and inspectors are still discovering its presence in new locations every year. Despite our growing knowledge about the deadly ...

Stay On The Lookout For A More Effective Shingles Vaccine Oct 17, 2016

No matter how you look at it, shingles is an awful disease to deal with, and everyone who’s ever had chickenpox is already a host to the shingles virus. While we’re young, our body’s immune system is more than capable of keeping it quiet and tucked ...

Are Judicial Campaign Donations Giving Big Business A Legal Advantage? Oct 13, 2016

It may now feel like the norm in the United States, but corporations haven’t always spent millions of dollars to finance election campaigns. The Center for American Progress, a left-leaning progressive public policy research and advocacy ...

Senator Barbara Boxer Introduces Proposed Ban on Asbestos Oct 12, 2016

Continuing her ongoing fight to protect asbestos victims across the United States, California Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016 , co-sponsored by Montana Senator Jon Tester, to the Senate on September ...

Aaron Heckaman Invited to Speak at Asbestos Litigation Conference Sep 28, 2016

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman’s own Aaron Heckaman was invited to speak on the topic of “Special Issues in Asbestos Depositions and Settlements” on Friday, September 23 at Harris Martin’s Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference in St. Louis, MI. ...

IVC Filters Provide No Benefit Over Medication Sep 27, 2016

A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on April 28, 2015 found that retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters offered no additional benefit to patients at risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots that ...

Largest Importer of Asbestos May Need To Find A Replacement Sep 22, 2016

Chlorine and caustic soda manufacturers may need to make some major changes to their use of asbestos now that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been amended. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended the TSCA ...

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