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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...

Will Banning Just One Pesticide Protect American Families?

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Will Banning Just One Pesticide Protect American Families?

If health and safety are of any concern, a study says that a whole family of pesticides should be outlawed.

No safe level of exposure to organophosphate pesticides exists, says a recent comprehensive study of all existing scientific literature on the subject. The writers contend the entire family of pesticides known as organophosphates must be phased out because they cause brain damage...

Calif. Justices Revive Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Suit

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Calif. Justices Revive Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Suit

(article by Y. Peter Kang and published on Law360) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday revived a suit alleging a woman’s injuries were caused by in utero exposure to chemicals at a Sony manufacturing plant where the woman’s mother worked, saying a state toxic exposure law tolled the claims until the woman reached age 18.

In a unanimous ruling, the state’s highest court...

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...

Are Current Coal Ash Regulations Strong Enough?

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Are Current Coal Ash Regulations Strong Enough?

Coal plants and industrial plants are a known facet of the U.S. economy, so it is important to be aware of the risks posed by certain activities. One big example of this is coal-fueled power plants which create coal ash, a byproduct containing several toxins known to cause childhood birth defects and cancer.

With a product as potentially dangerous as coal ash, most would expect it to be...

Coal Ash Toxins Risk Childhood Birth Defects in Your Family

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Coal Ash Toxins Risk Childhood Birth Defects in Your Family

Ponds in High Rock Lake, North Carolina are being filled with arguably toxic waste from coal fueled power generation plants by Duke Energy. This waste, known as “coal ash,” contains a number of heavy metals including arsenic, lead, and selenium. These heavy metals are confirmed causes of childhood birth defects, cancer, and neurological issues. These birth defects may even be reason to...

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