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Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Cost U.S. Over $500 Million per Year

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Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Cost U.S. Over $500 Million per Year

In the year preceding the onset of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, the opioid epidemic led the headlines. Studies were conducted, opioid lawsuits were filed, and new regulations aimed at holding drug manufacturers and prescribers responsible for the havoc the highly addictive drugs wreaked on millions were passed. Yet the stranglehold of addiction persists, albeit in the shadow of...

New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

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New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

In 2018, Bayer AG acquired the Monsanto Company in a $63 billion gambit. Today, it is deemed one of the worst corporate deals in recent memory following Bayer’s inheritance of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits. The parent company now seeks to distance itself from the concerns associated with the glyphosate-based herbicide by attempting to settle more than 100,000 court claims and future...

The Chipmaking Industry’s Toll on Reproductive Health

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The Chipmaking Industry’s Toll on Reproductive Health

In the last few decades, technological advancements have immersed so solidly into the fabric of our global society that they show no signs of slowing down. Computers in all forms, whether smartphones or laptops have become part and parcel of our daily lives—especially since the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Our demand for high-tech will continue to grow in the coming months with the...

EPA Urged to Use TSCA Authority on PFAS Maker The Chemours Co.

EPA Urged to Use TSCA Authority on PFAS Maker The Chemours Co.

(Westlaw Today – Reuters) Enviros to EPA: Use novel power to get industry to pay for PFAS research.

Public health and environmental groups in a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court say the Environmental Protection Agency should utilize its untapped power under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to order a chemical company to subsidize...

Prescribed Opioids Among Pregnant Women May Cause Birth Defects

Prescribed Opioids Among Pregnant Women May Cause Birth Defects

Since the early 1990s, the United States has faced a unique crisis. Though we only make up around 5% of the earth’s population, Americans consume 80% of all prescription opioids. Though the epidemic has been blamed in large part on the pharmaceutical industry, which often markets powerful medications as safe, doctors have faced far less scrutiny for their role in the crisis. The excessive...

Fracking: A Contributor to Climate Change and Birth Defects

Fracking a Contributor to Climate Change and Birth Defects

Fracking: A Contributor to Climate Change and Birth Defects

Many consider climate change the defining issue of our time. With each passing year, scientists uncover new findings that confirm the alarming impacts of climate change on human health – one of which is birth defects caused by environmental factors.

Heat Extremes Due to Climate Change Raise Incidence of Congenital Abnormalities in Infants

According to a recent study in the...

Study Finds Toxins Leaking into Texas Groundwater

Study Finds Toxins Leaking into Texas Groundwater

An hour south of San Antonio lies the most contaminated groundwater in Texas, according to a report issued by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). The discovery was made when the operator of a coal-fired plant – under the 2015 federal coal ash rule – was forced to release its pollution data. While the federal rule implemented by former President Obama’s U.S. Environmental...

Hawaii Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto Over Children’s Birth Defects

Hawaii Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto Over Children’s Birth Defects

On October 24th, 2019, two Maui families filed a lawsuit against Monsanto and its parent corporation Bayer AG, alleging that the pesticides and herbicides developed by the company led to severe birth defects in their children. Living just a few hundred yards away from Monsanto’s genetically engineered seed facility in Kihei, both plaintiffs, Dana Fulton and Max Coleman, along with their...

César Chávez Day–The Commonwealth Not Helping Common People

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César Chávez Day–The Commonwealth Not Helping Common People

America remembers César Chávez’s work to fight for the lives of farmworkers and the working poor.

On March 31, the United States recognizes César Chávez Day as an opportunity to celebrate the lasting legacy of civil rights leader and labor activist César Chávez. A farm worker himself, Chavez later went on to become co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association.

Perhaps...

Celebrating the Role of Law in Improved Working Conditions on Law Day

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Celebrating the Role of Law in Improved Working Conditions on Law Day

Law Day gives the attorneys at Waters Kraus & Paul the chance to appreciate why each lawyer practices and what they are fighting for. One driving factor of this firm is the improvement of conditions for workers. A person should be able to make a living without being exposed to toxic substances such as asbestos, benzene, pesticides or chemicals which harm the health of the worker or...

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