‘Birth Defects and Childhood Injury’ Category

Closure of Coal Plants Linked to Drop in Preterm Births

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Study shows that extreme air pollution posed danger for mother and baby.

Researchers have found that preterm birth rates dropped after oil and coal power plants in California were shut down. Across the country, the U.S. is turning to alternative forms of power because these plants put out dangerous air pollutants.

Did you work in or live near a coal plant or ash pond and then...

Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?

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The EU banned these chemicals because of their danger to honeybees, but they are believed to be harmful to humans—and they are in use in the United States

After a scientific review, the European Union has decided to implement a complete ban on neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides killing honeybees and affecting crop pollination. This full ban goes into full...

Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Pesticide

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Chlorpyrifos causes brain damage in developing fetuses, but this state took a bold stance against it.

On June 13, 2018, Hawaiian governor, David Ige, signed new legislation that phases out the use of chlorpyrifos and increases regulation on other restricted use pesticides. Chlorpyrifos is known to cause brain damage in developing fetuses and children. There is...

Plaintiff Wins Appeal in Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case

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California Supreme Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Favor of Sony Electronics, Inc.; Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case Can Proceed to Trial.

CALIFORNIA –– The California Supreme Court has issued a decision on plaintiff’s appeal in Dominique Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc. (Case No. S235357), holding that the prenatal toxic exposure injury case is not barred by the...

Calif. Justices Revive Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Suit

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(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...

Arkansas Bans Monsanto Pesticide During Growing Season

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A state committee creates the toughest regulations in the country against the pesticide wreaking havoc on almost everything it touches.

The Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB), which regulates the use of pesticides in Arkansas, has banned Monsanto’s newest pesticide: dicamba, during the warm growing season.

What is Dicamba?

Dicamba is a pesticide that...

La ira de César Chávez de uvas discurso 50 Aniversario: El infortunio sigue

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Los trabajadores agrícolas migratorios son a menudo un pueblo olvidado. Conmemoración del 50º aniversario de César Chávez la ira de las uvas discurso por sacar a la luz la lucha que enfrentan los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes.

En mayo de 1968, hace cincuenta años ira de las uvas de César Chávez comenzó, como él viajó alrededor del país en un...

César Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech 50th Anniversary: The Plight Continues

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Migrant farm workers are often a forgotten people. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of César Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes speech by bringing to light the fight faced by migrant farm workers.

Fifty years ago in May 1968, César Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes began, as he traveled around the country delivering a speech that highlighted the plight of the farm worker....

Día de César Chávez – La Mancomunidad no Ayudar a la Gente Común

birth defect attorneys Los Estados Unidos recuerda el trabajo de César Chávez para luchar por la vida de los trabajadores agrícolas y los trabajadores pobres. 

El 31 de marzo de 2008, los Estados Unidos reconoce Día de César Chávez como una oportunidad para celebrar el legado duradero del líder de los derechos civiles y activista laboral César Chávez. Un trabajador de granja a sí mismo, Chávez más...

César Chávez Day–The Commonwealth Not Helping Common People

birth defect attorneys 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...

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