Toxic herbicides used during the Vietnam War are still causing cancer and reproductive disorders across generations, study finds
(Natural News) Half a century after being used in the Vietnam War, Agent Orange is still affecting people living in the area where it was used. In fact, one study has linked exposure to Agent Orange that was sprayed during the war to higher levels of some hormones in women as well as their breastfeeding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Narcissists and Abusers Use This to Target Empaths
Projection is a defense mechanism commonly used by abusers, including people with narcissistic or borderline personality disorder and addicts. Basically, they say, “It’s not me, it’s you!” When we project, we’re defending ourselves against unconscious impulses or traits, either positive or negative, that we’ve denied in ourselves. Instead we attribute them to others. Our thoughts or feelings about someone or something are too uncomfortable to acknowledge. In our mind we believe that the thought or emotion originates from that other person or thing. We might imagine “She hates me,&r...
Source: Psych Central - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Anger Codependence Narcissism Personality Boundaries Defense Mechanisms emotional maturity externalization projection Shame Source Type: news

Postmortem findings of pipamperone after fatal intoxications and its distribution in body fluids and tissues - Henning K, Teske J, Klintschar M, Dziadosz M.
Three cases of fatal intoxication after self-administered pipamperone are reported. The case histories and especially the toxicological findings along with a description of the analytical method are presented. Detection and quantification were performed by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Solar panels made with the heavy metal lead may soon be able to use "green" element BISMUTH instead
(Natural News) Scientists have finally found a non-toxic alternative to lead that can be used to build solar cells in the future — the so-called green element, bismuth. In a new study that was published recently in Advanced Materials, researchers found that bismuth may be incorporated into solar panels for roughly the same features and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solar panels made with toxic lead may soon be able to use "green" element BISMUTH instead
(Natural News) Scientists have finally found a non-toxic alternative to lead that can be used to build solar cells in the future — the so-called green element, bismuth. In a new study that was published recently in Advanced Materials, researchers found that bismuth may be incorporated into solar panels for roughly the same features and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatic and Renal Toxicity in HIV-Infected Children on ART Hepatic and Renal Toxicity in HIV-Infected Children on ART
How prevalent are liver abnormalities and kidney dysfunction among HIV-infected children receiving ART? Which factors may be associated with these adverse events?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 die from toxic hooch in India
Indian police have launched a crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 people were killed drinking toxic moonshine in the country's north, police said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heterochromatin anomalies and double-stranded RNA accumulation underlie C9orf72 poly(PR) toxicity
How hexanucleotide GGGGCC (G4C2) repeat expansions in C9orf72 cause frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not understood. We developed a mouse model engineered to express poly(PR), a proline-arginine (PR) dipeptide repeat protein synthesized from expanded G4C2 repeats. The expression of green fluorescent protein–conjugated (PR)50 (a 50-repeat PR protein) throughout the mouse brain yielded progressive brain atrophy, neuron loss, loss of poly(PR)-positive cells, and gliosis, culminating in motor and memory impairments. We found that poly(PR) bound DNA, localized to heterochromatin, an...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, Y.-J., Guo, L., Gonzales, P. K., Gendron, T. F., Wu, Y., Jansen-West, K., ORaw, A. D., Pickles, S. R., Prudencio, M., Carlomagno, Y., Gachechiladze, M. A., Ludwig, C., Tian, R., Chew, J., DeTure, M., Lin, W.-L., Tong, J., Daughrity, L. M., Yue, M., Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Come Visit Visikol at Society of Toxicology 2019 in Baltimore at Booth...
With the start of 2019, conference season is in full swing, and now that Visikol has wrapped up SLAS, the team is getting ready for SOT in Baltimore. At this year’s SOT conference, Visikol will be...(PRWeb February 14, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/come_visit_visikol_at_society_of_toxicology_2019_in_baltimore_at_booth_3225/prweb16099929.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Corning Life Sciences to Feature 3D Cell Culture Technologies at SLAS 2019
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) will showcase advanced 3D cell culture technologies and workflow solutions for spheroids, organoids, tissue models, and applications including ADME/toxicology at the... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

FEFU scientists found persistent organic pollutants in animal fur
(Far Eastern Federal University) Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), working as part of an international toxicologists' team, studied fur samples of the wild terrestrial mammals in Primorye, Russian Far East. All samples contained persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which are resistant to decomposition, tend to accumulate in body tissues and are potentially risky for human and animal health. Some of them are prohibited by the Stockholm Convention. The research outcome was published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Read this first BEFORE you buy pre-washed vegetables
(Natural News) Vegetables are naturally healthy. However, if you bought them pre-washed, you may want to read this article first. Researchers at the University of Cagliari in Italy examined various pre-washed vegetables and found that they contain contaminants called trihalomethanes (THMs), which are toxic byproducts of water sanitation. THMs, such as chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood test could improve early detection of lung cancer
New research led by scientists at the MRC Toxicology Unit suggests that by analysing levels of DNA in the blood, the early detection of lung cancer could be improved. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 12, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Eating Processed Foods Tied to Shorter Life
Foods like instant noodles and soups, breakfast cereals and chicken nuggets were associated with an earlier death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Food Hazardous and Toxic Substances Diet and Nutrition Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Chemo-Carrying Gold Nanoparticles Tested on Mesothelioma
Italian researchers have found early success using gold nanoparticles as a chemotherapy-delivery vehicle for mesothelioma. They are hopeful their discovery will lead to an improvement in mesothelioma treatment in the future. The researchers tested their strategy on pleural mesothelioma cells in the lab. They first designed gold nanoparticles with a specific antibody targeted to the cells. Then they loaded the chemotherapy drug Alimta (pemetrexed) into the nanoparticles and observed its effect on the cancer cells. Delivering Alimta through the gold nanoparticles proved more effective than standard chemotherapy. But the me...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 12, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Early stages of lung cancer could be detected with a simple blood test
Scientists at the MRC's Toxicology Unit at the University of Cambridge analysed the blood tests of mice with a genetic mutation known as KRAS, which replicates the early signs of lung cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marshall School of Medicine professor earns ASPET for career achievements
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) Gary O. Rankin, Ph.D., a professor and vice dean for basic sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Career Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Division for Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New research suggests a simple blood test could improve the early detection of lung cancer
(Medical Research Council) New research led by scientists at the MRC Toxicology Unit suggests that by analysing levels of DNA in the blood, the early detection of lung cancer could be improved. The study, published in the journal Disease Models and Mechanisms, found that in preliminary tests using mice, a blood test could measure the circulating levels of DNA in the blood which cancer cells shed as they grow and multiply, and could even predict the presence of tumours in the lungs before they became cancerous. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inflammation, necrosis, and the kinase RIP3 are key mediators of AAG-dependent alkylation-induced retinal degeneration
DNA-alkylating agents are commonly used to kill cancer cells, but the base excision repair (BER) pathway they trigger can also produce toxic intermediates that cause tissue damage, such as retinal degeneration (RD). Apoptosis, a process of programmed cell death, is assumed to be the main mechanism of this alkylation-induced photoreceptor (PR) cell death in RD. Here, we studied the involvement of necroptosis (another programmed cell death process) and inflammation in alkylation-induced RD. Male mice exposed to a methylating agent exhibited a reduced number of PR cell rows, active gliosis, and cytokine induction and macropha...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Allocca, M., Corrigan, J. J., Mazumder, A., Fake, K. R., Samson, L. D. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Freezing pollution before it enters homes removes 99 percent of fumes, scientists say
(Natural News) British and Chinese researchers have come up with a cool idea to practically eliminate the amount of toxic fumes that we breathe in every day. They want to freeze air drawn from outdoors so that the polluting particles can be separated from the breathable gas. Only when the air is absolutely clean will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is CRM a Better Alternative than Stress Echocardiograms?
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) has the potential to be a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to stress echocardiograms, catheterizations, and stress nuclear exams in identifying the severity of heart disease, according to a study. The study appears online Feb. 8 in JAMA Cardiology. Duke University Medical Center researchers looked at data from more than 9,000 patients who underwent CMR at seven U.S. hospitals, encompassing up to 10 years of follow-up. Research from the study shows that patients without any history of heart disease and at low risk based on traditional clinical criteria, those with an abnormal CMR scan wer...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Combination Gaining Momentum
Recent studies from France and the Netherlands have shown patients with pleural mesothelioma can benefit significantly from a second-line immunotherapy drug combination. In separate phase II studies, the combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab) created a synergy that helped stop or slow tumor growth after traditional chemotherapy had failed. “Our results add to the growing evidence that immunotherapy is a promising treatment,” wrote lead author Dr. Maria Disselhorst of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. “The combination of nivolumab plus ipilimumab showed marked efficacy in pa...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 11, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Millions of people in the UK must travel to GP surgeries in areas with 'toxic' air pollution
A third of people in England are registered at surgeries in areas of high pollution, a report from UK100 found. London is worst affected with 75% of patients affected, and 100% in some areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking the vicious cycles of age-related diseases
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Aleksey Belikov from MIPT has proposed that rapid progression of age-related diseases may result from the formation of so-called vicious cycles. An example of this is when toxic products of a biochemical reaction trigger that same reaction to happen again. The study, published in the January issue of Ageing Research Reviews, highlights the most promising options for age-related disease treatment that focus on interrupting vicious cycles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NUS marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters
(National University of Singapore) A team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics (which are pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimetres in size) collected from the coastal areas of Singapore. These bacteria are capable of causing coral bleaching, and triggering wound infections in humans. The team also discovered a diversity of bacteria, including useful organisms - such as those that can degrade marine pollutants like hydrocarbons - in the plastic waste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Engineered miniature kidneys come of age
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) A research team at Harvard University has now removed a major barrier for the use of kidney organoids as a tool to model kidney diseases, test drug toxicities and eventually for the creation of organ replacements, the lack of a pervasive blood vessel system (vasculature). The team solved this problem with a powerful new approach that exposes stem cell-derived kidney organoids to fluidic shear stress and thus enables them to vascularize and mature further than they could before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New heated tobacco device causes same damage to lung cells as e-cigs and smoking
(European Lung Foundation) A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study finds that toxic chemicals found in nail polish enter women's bodies just hours after application
(Natural News) For many women, going to the salon to get their nails done is the perfect way to cap off a stressful week. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that the nail polish market is booming, as it rakes in more than $700 million every year. Unfortunately, the majority of commercially available nail polish still... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shorter course of radiation therapy effective in treating men with prostate cancer
A new UCLA-led study shows that men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer can safely undergo higher doses of radiation over a significantly shorter period of time and still have the same, successful outcomes as from a much longer course of treatment.This type of radiation, known as stereotactic body radiotherapy, is a form of external beam radiation therapy and reduces the duration of treatment from 45 days to four to five days. The approach has been in use since 2000, but has not yet been widely adopted because of concerns over how safe and effective this approach would be in the long term.“Most men with lo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer ’s Disease
Periodontal experts stress the importance of gum health in older adults and other at-risk groupsCHICAGO – JANUARY 29, 2019 –A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer ’s disease risk.The study, published in the journalScience Advances, uncovered a potential link betweenP. gingivalis, the bacteria associated with periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease) and Alzheimer ’s. Researchers analyzed brain tissue, spinal fluid, and saliva from Alzheim...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Goop has a Netflix deal – this is a dangerous win for pseudoscience | Arwa Mahdawi
The brand that championed coffee colonics and jade vagina eggs is coming to our TV screens. Is there no escaping Gwyneth Paltrow ’s woo?Are you wary of experts? Do you enjoy a fact-free lifestyle? Are you itching to splurge on non-toxic skin creams and24-carat-gold sex toys? Well, I ’ve got brilliant news. Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial lifestyle brand, hassigned a deal with Netflix. Soon we will all be able to stream Paltrow ’s glamorous strain of woo on demand.Keeping with the general theme of Goop, facts about the new Netflix project are hard to come by. All we know so far is that the docu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Health & wellbeing Science Life and style Gwyneth Paltrow Netflix Film Culture Media Healthcare industry Source Type: news

Goop's deal with Netflix is a dangerous win for pseudoscience | Arwa Mahdawi
The brand that championed coffee colonics and jade vagina eggs is coming to our TV screens. Is there no escaping Gwyneth Paltrow ’s woo?Are you wary of experts? Do you enjoy a fact-free lifestyle? Are you itching to splurge on non-toxic skin creams and24-carat-gold sex toys? Well, I ’ve got brilliant news. Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial lifestyle brand, hassigned a deal with Netflix. Soon we will all be able to stream Paltrow ’s glamorous strain of woo on demand.Keeping with the general theme of Goop, facts about the new Netflix project are hard to come by. All we know so far is that the docu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Health & wellbeing Science Life and style Gwyneth Paltrow Netflix Film Culture Media Healthcare industry Source Type: news

Munitions at the bottom of the Baltic Sea
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The bottom of the Baltic Sea is home to large quantities of sunken munitions, a legacy of the Second World War -- and often very close to shore. Should we simply leave them where they are and accept the risk of their slowly releasing toxic substances, or should we instead remove them, and run the risk of their falling apart -- or even exploding? (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Microbiome could be culprit when good drugs do harm
New Yale research describes how bacteria in the gut can transform three drugs into harmful toxic compounds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School-aged children with cognitive dysfunction may have been exposed to air pollution while in the womb, according to new study
(Natural News) Air pollution is a modern-day scourge many city folks can’t ignore. It’s in the toxic smoke we inhale from vehicles. It’s in the cigarette smoke we unwittingly inhale from the guy standing next to us in the checkout counter. More sad news: Even unborn children suffer from the sins their elders commit against... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Separating host and microbiome contributions to drug pharmacokinetics and toxicity
The gut microbiota is implicated in the metabolism of many medical drugs, with consequences for interpersonal variation in drug efficacy and toxicity. However, quantifying microbial contributions to drug metabolism is challenging, particularly in cases where host and microbiome perform the same metabolic transformation. We combined gut commensal genetics with gnotobiotics to measure brivudine drug metabolism across tissues in mice that vary in a single microbiome-encoded enzyme. Informed by these measurements, we built a pharmacokinetic model that quantitatively predicts microbiome contributions to systemic drug and metabo...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zimmermann, M., Zimmermann-Kogadeeva, M., Wegmann, R., Goodman, A. L. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Cells to Society: 130 Years of Innovation / Research News
This study explores experiences related to hearing loss and barriers to hearing health care among older Korean Americans.      Read more   Aging ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More than 10 million Texans are drinking water contaminated with atrazine, a toxic herbicide with gender bender effects
(Natural News) Atrazine is the most common pesticide found in drinking water and surface water. In fact, it is one of the top two pesticides used in the United States — second only to glyphosate, which is used in Monsanto’s Roundup. As a weedkiller, atrazine is used in industrial farming operations as well as formulations... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet owners report dog deaths from recalled food
While one company is facing rash of unhappy consumers, it's one of at least 10 that distributed potentially toxic food (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These highly effective alternatives to toxic medication help beat depression
(Natural News) Dealing with depression is tough under the best of circumstances, but if you’re someone who wants to avoid the risks of medication, it can be even more challenging. If you’re depressed, the last thing you need is a medication that will raise your risk of suicide and illness, so what can you do... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain is in the midst of a 'toxic air crisis', Unicef warns
At least 4.5million children in the UK - 30 per cent of all under-18s - are growing up in areas with unsafe levels of particulate matter in the air, according to a report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Attorneys General Push for Tougher Asbestos Reporting Rule
A coalition of 15 attorneys general are calling for a tougher asbestos reporting rule as part of the recently-revised Toxic Substances Control Act. Maine’s newly elected Attorney General Aaron Frey said last week the coalition wants to eliminate the exemptions for asbestos within the current Chemical Data Reporting guidelines. The attorneys general have asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to initiate a new rulemaking process, helping it comply with their interpretation of the legislation. “This [new] rule would allow the EPA to comply with the Act by giving it the info...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 6, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Britain is in the midst of a 'toxic air crisis', Unicef warns
At least 4.5million children in the UK - 30 per cent of all under-18s - are growing up in areas with unsafe levels of particulate matter in the air, according to a report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Request for Nominations: Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) requests nominations for the Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panels (SEP) in the the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Reviewers with research and evaluation expertise in opioid use disorder, child abuse and neglect, elder maltreatment, suicide, environmental health, policy evaluation, and other areas related to injury and violence prevention are being sought. Nominations are due April 1, 2019. (Source: F...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Insured Urges N.J. Federal Court To Deny Arbitration Of Environmental Claim
NEWARK, N.J. - An insured argues in a Jan. 16 sur-reply to a motion to compel arbitration in a dispute concerning coverage for a $367 million environmental contamination settlement that arbitration is not warranted because all of the named defendant insurers implicated in the dispute, pending in New Jersey federal court, have not requested arbitration (Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. v. Allianz Versicherungs Ag, et al., No. 18-15947, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Allows Property Owner To Amend Resource Conservation And Recovery Act Claim
SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Jan. 22 dismissed without prejudice a property owner's claim that companies that worked on a construction project violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when dumping materials from the project on his property, holding that while he sufficiently alleged that the defendants contributed to the disposal of hazardous waste, he did not allege that the waste presented an imminent threat to human health and the environment (Todd Ingalls v. AMG Demolition& Environmental Services, et al., No. 17-cv-2013, S.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10198). (Source: LexisNexi...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Magistrate Says Man's Suit Over Pesticides Should Be Dismissed, Amended
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York on Jan. 29 recommended denying a man's request to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) and dismissing his suit accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, its administrator and others of poisoning him and his dog through the use of pesticides, finding that he failed to sufficiently allege violations of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Toxic Substances Control Act and Food Quality and Protection Act (David v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 19-cv-0064, N.D. N.Y., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14808). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Awards More Than $7M In Fees And Costs In Nuclear Waste Exposure Case
DENVER - A federal judge in Colorado on Jan. 28 ordered lead class counsel in a nuclear waste exposure lawsuit to pay more than $7 million in attorney fees and costs to the law firm of a disbarred attorney after a settlement was reached in a related case (Merilyn Cook, et al. v. Rockwell International Corp., et al., No. 90-181, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news