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Eric Terry

FDA Warns Parents Not to Use Popular Teething Tablets and Gels

Popular homeopathic teething tablets and gels have been linked to the deaths of 10 children and 400 adverse reports. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to caregivers to stop using the products. The deaths and adverse […]

Jessica Hoerman

E-Cigarettes Proven to Contain Potentially Dangerous Molecules

According to a Science Daily report, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) produce highly reactive molecules that are associated with cell damage and cancer. The molecules, known as free radicals, may pose a health risk to users, according to researchers at Penn State […]

Eric Terry

Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.7 Million in Landmark Asbestos Case

The estate of a deceased factory worker and his wife were recently awarded $1.7 million by a Philadelphia jury in the first asbestos case successfully tried against an employer. The award, $1 million to Doris A. Busbey and $700,000 to […]

Chad Finley

Federal Judge Sends GMO Corn Lawsuits Back to State Court

More than a thousand Syngenta GMO corn lawsuits have been remanded to state court by U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum in Kansas. The remands happened quickly after last month’s ruling that rejected Syngenta’s argument for keeping the cases in federal […]

Jacob Plattenberger

$2.6 Million Verdict Awarded in Diacetyl Exposure Case

In February, an Orange County, California jury awarded a $2.6 million verdict to a 38-year-old Tongan American man who was diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans as a result of a work exposure to diacetyl, a toxic chemical commonly used in the […]

Jacob Plattenberger

$7 Million “Popcorn Lung” Lawsuit Upheld

A federal court in Colorado has dismissed the defendant’s post-trial motions for judgment as a matter of law for a new trial. The court upheld a $7.5 million jury award to plaintiff,…

Jacob Plattenberger

The Pop that Must Stop: Butter Flavoring Linked to Respiratory Problems

Sometimes change isn’t always for the better.

When the first exposed risks to diacetyl, a chemical used in butter flavoring, was linked to lung damage in workers at microwave…

Jessica Hoerman

USDA – Are You As Smart As A 5th Grader?

If you have been paying attention to the news this week, you may have noticed stories running with regards to “pink slime” being served in school lunches. This “slime”…

Steven Davis

Brazilian Blowup

For seven months we have watched GIB LLC market their popular “Brazilian Blowout” product as “formaldehyde-free” while simultaneously being investigated by the FDA, OSHA,…

Steven Davis

Cosmetic Industry Speaks on Formaldehyde – Will the FDA Listen?

For the first time, the mainstream cosmetics industry has declared formaldehyde unsafe at any level in hair straighteners.
As a result of a meeting this week, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review…