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Public Health Groups File Suit Against EPA to Overturn Its Denial of Their Right To Know Petition to Require Reporting on Asbestos Importation And Use

EPA Sides with Industry in Refusing to Require Chemical Data Reporting to Protect the Public from Deadly Asbestos. ADAO et al. vs Andrew Wheeler and the EPA.

Washington, DC — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, filed suit in the US District Court for the...

2019 SoCal Super Lawyers: Gary Paul Reaches 15-Year Milestone

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Gary M. Paul is a “top-rated” products liability attorney selected to Southern California Super Lawyers for 15 consecutive years, from 2005 to 2019. Gary is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He represents clients in matters of personal injury involving product liability and general personal injury. Gary practices in the surrounding community and...

Study Finds Increased Rates of Mesothelioma in Firefighters

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According to a new study, firefighters are fighting more than fires — they’re also battling deadly cancer.

Our nation’s 1.1 million firefighters are among the first responders to save people in an emergency––and among the first to come in contact with hazardous materials such as asbestos. A study funded by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that firefighters...

Will Banning Just One Pesticide Protect American Families?

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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...

EPA Refuses to Move Forward with Asbestos Ban

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New documents indicate a refusal to protect the public and vulnerable populations.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will not move forward on an asbestos ban, despite Congress giving the agency the power to do so under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act. Further, the agency said it will not prohibit new uses or review exposures from abandoned uses of...

$3.5M Settlement in Walgreens Healthcare Fraud Case

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Walgreens ignored Wisconsin’s medically appropriate treatment restrictions and billed Medicaid for medically unnecessary drugs, False Claims Act case reveals.

DALLAS –– Retail pharmacy giant Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) has agreed with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the United States Department of Justice, and Whistleblower Loyd F. Schmuckley, Jr. to...

Pearl Harbor and the Ongoing Fight for Life

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On Dec. 7, the United States takes time to remember and honor all the service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

On this day in 1941, 2403 people died and 1143 were injured when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. They destroyed 20 American naval vessels including 8 battleships and over 300 airplanes. The next day, President...

Rachael Ray’s Dog Food Line Contains Dangerous Chemical

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The celebrity chef’s kibble claims to be “natural,” but a suit filed in New York claims otherwise.  

When a man in New York realized that Nutrish, the natural dog food line made by Rachael Ray, contained glyphosate, a dangerous weed killer, he filed a lawsuit against the company. The plaintiff says that he relied on the Nutrish dog food label information when doing his shopping....

Hiding in Plain Sight: Asbestos in Crayons

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Crayons purchased by a consumer advocacy group were found to contain asbestos.

Crayons purchased at a Chicago Dollar Tree have tested positive for asbestos. U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer advocacy organization, tested six kinds of crayons from various brands. Green Playskool crayons showed trace amounts of the asbestos fiber tremolite.

How Does Asbestos End Up in...

New Study Links Prenatal Opioid Use and Birth Defects

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A new study finds a causal link between prescribed opioid treatment during pregnancy and birth defects in newborns.

Researchers found a link between opioid painkillers use just before or during pregnancy and birth defects in a growing fetus.

Birth Defects and Opioids

Two to three percent of participating mothers in the CDC study reported treatment with opioid painkillers...

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