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‘Birth Defects’ Category

WKPS Lawyers Block Boeing from Dismissing Workers’ Birth Defect Claims

WKPS Lawyers Block Boeing from Dismissing Workers’ Birth Defect Claims

An article published by Law360 highlights the work of Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel attorneys who secured a closely watched ruling on behalf of Boeing manufacturing plant employees seeking to hold the company accountable for birth injuries caused by exposure to toxic chemicals on the job.

In “Boeing Can’t Exit Wash. Worker’s Birth Defect Suit,” reporter Rachel Riley...

Consumers exposed to toxic chemicals in everyday products

Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

Consumers exposed to toxic chemicals in everyday products

Many common consumer products, including nail polish, dish soap and shampoo, contain dangerous chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive or developmental problems, according to a new study.

Published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the research found more than 100 types of products used for personal care and cleaning that contain at least one harmful chemical. Many...

Does fracking cause birth defects?

Fracking and Birth Defects

Does fracking cause birth defects?

A significant part of a nation’s economy runs on oil and gas – transportation systems, home heating and even the military depends on petroleum products. Take oil and gas out of the national conversation, and the economy grinds to a halt. Because there is such a premium on these fuels and because not all fuel sources can be accessed strictly by traditional drilling techniques, new and...

DOJ Sues ‘Cancer Alley’ Chemical Company Over High Cancer Risks

Cancer Alley Lawsuit

DOJ Sues ‘Cancer Alley’ Chemical Company Over High Cancer Risks

Federal authorities are cracking down on chemical manufacturers along Louisiana’s notorious “Cancer Alley” in an effort to reduce hazardous chemical emissions that pose an imminent health hazard to nearby communities.

The legal action comes after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a series of civil rights investigations into Louisiana state agencies over permitting...

5 Ways to Lower Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

Reduce Toxic Chemical Exposure

5 Ways to Lower Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

Washing your hands is considered one of the most effective ways to stay healthy and prevent the spread of common diseases. But if your soap, like many personal care products on the market, contains hazardous chemicals, simple actions like getting clean may cause harm over time.

Why Do Personal Care Products Contain Harmful Chemicals?

Some of the chemicals to look out for have...

Researchers Perform World’s First Stem Cell Treatment During Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

Stem Cell Treatment for Spina Bifida

Researchers Perform World’s First Stem Cell Treatment During Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

News of a wanted pregnancy can be the most wonderful of tidings an expectant couple can get. In most cases, that joy continues throughout the pregnancy. However, some expectant and new parents get news of birth defects, such as spina bifida, that can dampen their joy.

Doctors and medical researchers continually work to create treatments that can help minimize the effects of these birth...

Freshwater Fish “Forever Chemicals” Contamination

Freshwater Fish Contamination

Freshwater Fish “Forever Chemicals” Contamination

Freshwater fish is significantly more contaminated than seafood, according to a recent study conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that focuses on research and advocacy in regard to toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, and corporate accountability.

Consuming one serving of freshwater fish is equivalent to drinking water laced with 48 parts...

Poor, Minority Communities Bear Brunt of ‘Cancer Alley’ Exposure

Louisiana's Cancer Alley

Poor, Minority Communities Bear Brunt of ‘Cancer Alley’ Exposure

Much has been written about Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, a region comprising more than 100 miles along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. This stretch of land is home to many manufacturing plants and is known for high levels of air pollution. As a result of that pollution, it is also known for higher-than-normal rates of cancer, respiratory diseases and birth defects. Recent...

Pesticides Linked to Climate Change, Despite Declining Efficacy

Pesticides & Climate Change

Pesticides Linked to Climate Change, Despite Declining Efficacy

Pesticides are a key contributor to climate change – posing risks to the environment, public health, and food security – while their effectiveness is declining, according to a recent study.

Developed by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), the study describes a vicious cycle: pesticides add emissions to the air that contribute to climate change, and as temperatures rise,...

Workers exposed to toxic chemicals at Boeing facility seek justice

Boeing Chemical Exposure

Workers exposed to toxic chemicals at Boeing facility seek justice

A former Boeing security guard who claimed she has suffered lasting health issues from exposure to chemical sprays on the job will receive an undisclosed monetary settlement with Boeing and the plaintiff’s former employer, the security company Allied Universal.

In November 2019, Holly Hawthorne worked security at Boeing’s Everett Campus, where employees used aerosolized chemical...

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