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New method can selectively remove micropollutants from water
Engineers have developed a new way to get toxic micropollutants, including pesticides and pharmaceuticals, out of water. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hemp seed oil may possibly (but not probably) cause cannabinoid poisoning
2.5 out of 5 stars Cannabinoid Poisoning by Hemp Seed Oil in a Child. Chinello M et al. Pediatr Emerg Care 2017;33:344-345. Abstract This interesting but non-dispositive short case report from Italy suggests that, in rare instances, commercially marketed hemp seed oil can cause mild cannabinoid toxicity. A 2-year-7-month old male was brought to hospital with altered mental status and several hours of “decreased alertness, refusal to walk, and no verbal response.” Additional findings included: “paleness, stupor, [and] low reactivity to stimulation.” Pulse rate was 129 bpm. There was no ataxia. The p...
Source: The Poison Review - May 10, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabinoid cannabis hemp seed oil pediatric subacute poisoning Source Type: news

The dark side of helping coworkers
(Michigan State University) If you show up at work tired, you may want to focus strictly on your own tasks. New research suggests helping coworkers in the morning can lead to mental exhaustion and self-serving behavior in the afternoon that ultimately can create a toxic work environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts argue that obesity is a chronic, relapsing, progressive disease
(Wiley) In a new article, World Obesity Federation experts consider the argument for obesity as a chronic relapsing disease process. They note that obesity fits the epidemiological model of a disease process except that the toxic or pathological agent is food rather than a microbe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New method can selectively remove micropollutants from water
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Engineers at MIT and in Germany develop a new way to get toxic micropollutants, including pesticides and pharmaceuticals, out of water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ardene necklaces recalled after lead found in popular 'best friends' pendants
Months after Canadian fashion retailer Ardene vowed stricter monitoring to keep toxic metals out of its jewelry, Health Canada has recalled two types of necklaces sold in its stores that the agency found contain lead. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Meet The Man Making Surfboards More Green
Surfing is an unfortunately wasteful sport. Surfboards can be made with one of two types of foam: polyurethane or polystyrene. Neither material is biodegradable, and they can both be toxic to aquatic life. Polystyrene, the kind typically used for foam packaging like styrofoam, is a petroleum-based product that is banned in various cities. When boards break, leftover foam is typically left in the ocean or sent to a landfill where it could hypothetically sit for centuries. Luckily, there are people working for a solution by implementing recycled foam into new boards. Recycling foam into boards is an obvious but seldom practi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secondary disasters and toxicological effects of fire - Bulut M.
A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community. Secondary disasters often occur following the destructive disasters, such as flood, fire, explosion and diffuse of poison gas, etc. Harmful substances enter the body via respire, contami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Unintentional ingestion of Cordyceps fungus-infected cicada nymphs causing ibotenic acid poisoning in Southern Vietnam - Doan UV, Mendez Rojas B, Kirby R.
We report 60 cases of apparent Cordyceps poisoning in Souther... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A review on acute toxicity of a pesticide on human health - I çen HB.
Pesticides are known as the chemicals for human needs in various fields. They are generally used for agricultural activities in research and application areas. These agricultural chemicals are grouped as herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides etc. Apart ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Toxicities from illicit and abused drugs in cats and dogs - Yurdakok-Dikmen B, Filazi A.
Toxicities from illicit and abused substances in pet animals by accidental, intentional or malicious ingestion, are an occasional problem in veterinary practice; where the difficulties of clinical diagnosis and the possible lack of good of anamnesis (owner... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug toxicity in children: a clinical review - Chung EY, Tat ST.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most widely used classes of medications in children. Despite a reported positive safety profile, NSAIDs have been associated with toxicities in both overdose and routine use. Most children with N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lethal mushroom toxins: analysis of the amanitins and application of lateral flow immunoassay - Kaya E.
Deaths from mushroom poisoning, due to the ingestion ofmushrooms containing amatoxins, seem to be increasingboth in Turkey and worldwide. The amatoxinsfound in Amanita phalloides (also called thedeath cap mushroom) are most toxic agents, and they are respo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Patients Satisfed With HDR Brachytherapy Prostate Cancer Patients Satisfed With HDR Brachytherapy
A single outpatient treatment with high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy for prostate cancer was associated with low toxicity and high quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Histogenics finishes trial planning in pursuit of Japanese NeoCart approval
Histogenics (NSDQ:HSGX) said today it completed all formal consultations with the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency’s Office of Cellular and Tissue-based Products as it seeks regulatory clearance for its NeoCart in Japan. NeoCart is designed to stimulate the body’s ability to regenerate cartilage in the knee, using neocartilagenous tissue developed from patients’ chondrocyte cells, the Waltham, Mass.-based company said. Histogenics said that it is nearing enrollment completion in the 245-patient Phase 3 clinical trial of its NeoCart under a Special Protocol Assessment as it see...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Histogenics Source Type: news

Fatal cardiac glycoside poisoning due to mistaking foxglove for comfrey - Wu IL, Yu JH, Lin CC, Seak CJ, Olson KR, Chen HY.
We report a patient who ingested foxglove mistaking it for comfrey and developed refractory ventricular arrhythmias. The patient died despite treatment w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Tox Tunes #110: Nutmeg (John Legend & Stephen Colbert)
Started thinking about this song again earlier in the week as I prepared to take part in an hour-long discussion of the spice on Connecticut Public Radio’s Colin McEnroe Show. The discussion touched on many aspects the spice: historical, economic, culinary, medicinal, and toxicological. To listen to the show, click here. To read my 2011 Emergency Medicine News column about nutmeg, click here. (Source: The Poison Review)
Source: The Poison Review - May 7, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical john legend nutmeg stephen colbert tox tunes Source Type: news

15 Signs That You Are Emotionally Intelligent
When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: People with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90 percent of top performers have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This May Be The 'Most Contaminated Killer Whale' On The Planet
Researchers in Scotland believe they’ve found one of the most contaminated killer whales on the planet. They fear members of the orca’s pod may also have sky-high levels of chemicals in their bodies that render them infertile, scientists at Scotland’s Rural College said in a news release this week. New analysis of a deceased adult female killer whale, named Lulu by researchers, shows that the animal’s blubber contained some of the highest levels ever recorded of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a toxic chemical once pervasive in electrical components. The researchers called Lulu the “Scotti...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

CytoSorbents touts Refresh trial study data
CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) today presented results from the Refresh trial of its CytoSorb blood purification technology, touting that the trial met its safety goals and that treatment reduced toxic inflammatory mediators during complex heart surgery. Data was presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s centennial conference in Boston this week. The Monmouth Junction, N.J.-based company’s CytoSorb is an extracorporeal cytokine filter, made up of biocompatible, porous polymer beads that use pore capture and surface adsorption to remove toxic substances from the blood and other bodily fluids. Th...
Source: Mass Device - May 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

Concerns about alleged 'harmful' arsenic levels in baby rice cakes
Conclusion Arsenic is found in the earth's crust and is naturally present in the environment. Certain countries – including India, China and Bangladesh – are known to have higher levels of arsenic in ground water than others. Water supplies in the UK are low in arsenic, but we may be exposed to arsenic through foods – such as rice and other crops – that have been exposed to contaminated water. This study shows that babies tend to have higher levels of arsenic metabolites in their urine when exposed to food – including formula milk and rice – and that rice contains higher than recommend...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

More Side Effects With CRT Plus Metformin in Head, Neck Cancer
Metformin group less likely to tolerate cisplatin, have grade ≥ 3 nausea/vomiting, hematologic toxicities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

New and improved genome sequence of Daphnia pulex
By understanding how they respond to toxic elements, scientists can look at how environmental changes caused by agriculture and road runoff or warming temperatures and climate change could impact populations in lakes, rivers and standing bodies of water. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Poultry feed with arsenic more problematic than assumed?
Supplements containing arsenic have been banned in the European Union since 1999 and in North America since 2013. In many countries they are still added to poultry feed to prevent parasitic infection and promote weight gain. Scientists have now demonstrated that the danger to human health may be greater than previously thought because the metabolic breakdown of these compounds in chickens occurs via intermediates that are significantly more toxic than the initial additives. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years. Here's What You Need To Know.
Tick season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a real doozy. Scientists predict 2017 will bear the highest number of ticks in recent years, with a jump in reported cases of tick-borne illnesses in some regions of the U.S. Ticks are thriving thanks to a recent explosion of the white-footed mice population, which carry Lyme disease, Powassan virus and other tick-borne illnesses. Meanwhile, warmer winters caused by climate change are allowing ticks to remain active longer and carry diseases into new regions of the U.S. Experts suggest people living in regions where these diseases are most prevalent ― the North...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists reveal new and improved genome sequence of Daphnia pulex
(University of Notre Dame) By understanding how they respond to toxic elements, scientists can look at how environmental changes caused by agriculture and road runoff or warming temperatures and climate change could impact populations in lakes, rivers and standing bodies of water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Poultry feed with arsenic more problematic than assumed?
(Wiley) Supplements containing arsenic have been banned in the European Union since 1999 and in North America since 2013. In many countries they are still added to poultry feed to prevent parasitic infection and promote weight gain. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now demonstrated that the danger to human health may be greater than previously thought because the metabolic breakdown of these compounds in chickens occurs via intermediates that are significantly more toxic than the initial additives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Wood filter removes toxic dye from water
Engineers have developed a new use for wood: to filter water. Scientists added nanoparticles to wood, then used it to filter toxic dyes from water. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NovoCure launches 2 pediatric trials of TTFields
NovoCure (NSDQ:NVCR) said today it is launching 2 pilot trials exploring the use of tumor treating fields to treat pediatric patients with high grade gliomas. The St. Helier, N.J.-based company produces the Optune, a mobile device that delivers low-intensity, intermediate frequency, alternating electric fields, referred to as “tumor treating fields” to inhibit cancer cell replication and cause cancer cell death. The 1st trial is being sponsored by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and will study the feasibility of using TTFields on children w...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Oncology NovoCure Source Type: news

NTP Update - May 2017 now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - May 4, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

NTP Update – May 2017 now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - May 4, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Domestic violence, children, and toxic stress - De Jong AR.
It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million women and 830,000 men experience physical or sexual assault annually in the United States by intimate partners. In the U.S. more than 15 million children live in families in which domestic violence occurs and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Feeling sick? The average American home collects 40 pounds of toxic dust per year
(Natural News) A recent report by Today.com showed that the average American home collects as much as 40 pounds of dust annually. According to the report, dust is home to microscopic organisms called dust mites, which reproduce fast and pose a threat to the general public’s health. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) cautioned that dust... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bio-inspired catalysts that work in water open door to greener chemical processes
(Universit é Laval) Universit é Laval researchers have developed catalysts that, like enzymes present in living cells, are able to function efficiently in water. This discovery shows that it may be possible to substantially reduce the use of toxic and non-recyclable organic solvents in a host of chemical reactions, particularly when synthesizing pharmaceutical ingredients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mauritius invites primate research labs to set up shop
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: Pharmacology, Toxicology, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

Tox-App: a TOXMAP-like app for iOS
Tox-App lets iOS users search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment to the US EPA TRI program. Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. Tox-App was developed by NLM interns and is based on the web-based version of TOXMAP. Tox-App provides some of the basic TOXMAP functions, including the ability to search for reporting facilities, or browse for these facilities by chemical, state, or county. You can download Tox-App from the Apple App Store (Source: TOXMAP News)
Source: TOXMAP News - May 4, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: TOXMAP Admin Source Type: news

EPIDEMIC: 38 States have reported toxic lead levels in children
(Natural News) A large number of children with elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) might have been left undiagnosed in the U.S., according to a study published in Pediatrics, the flagship journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). As part of the study, the researchers pooled data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Childhood... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Radiotherapy Tied to Cardiac Toxicity (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Radiation doses to the heart should be minimized, experts caution (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 3, 2017 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Statins side effects 'have been overstated', says study
Conclusion This is a complex study that provides a plausible explanation for the difference in reports of adverse effects of statins in RCTs and observational studies, some of which have suggested as many as 1 in 5 people get side effects from statins. However, we need to be aware of some limitations and unanswered questions: When people knew they were taking statins, they were more likely to report muscle pain than those not taking statins. But they were less likely to report muscle pain than in the first phase of the study, when they didn't know whether they were taking statins or placebo. We don't know why this is. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Statins side effects 'have been overstated,' says study
Conclusion This is a complex study that provides a plausible explanation for the difference in reports of adverse effects of statins in RCTs and observational studies, some of which have suggested as many as 1 in 5 people get side effects from statins. However, we need to be aware of some limitations and unanswered questions: When people knew they were taking statins, they were more likely to report muscle pain than those not taking statins. But they were less likely to report muscle pain than in the first phase of the study, when they didn't know whether they were taking statins or placebo. We don't know why this is. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Cheap Test Might Pinpoint Where Zika Mosquitoes Lurk
WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 -- Some countries struck by the Zika virus have discussed widespread use of toxic pesticides to control virus-carrying mosquitoes. But researchers say there may be a low-tech, low-cost alternative. An existing DNA-screening... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Antibiotic doxycycline may offer hope for treatment of Parkinson's disease
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that doxycycline, an antibiotic used for over half a century against bacterial infections, can be prescribed at lower doses for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. According to the authors, the substance reduces the toxicity of α-synuclein, a protein that, under certain conditions, forms abnormal accumulations of aggregates in central nervous system cells, which are damaged as a result. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Woman: Company Liable For Husband's Cancer Death Due To Chemical Exposure
PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania woman who contends that her late husband died from exposure to various toxic chemicals while operating a printing press for a company that makes checks used by bank customers filed a lawsuit on Pennsylvania state court on March 29, contending that the company and its affiliates are liable for his death (Evelyn J. Hamilton, individually and as administratrix of the Estate of Joel W. Hamilton, v. Deluxe Financial Services Inc., No. GD-17-4439, Pa. Comm. Pls., Allegheny Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

New Jersey Residents: Case Against Smelter Is Valid
TRENTON, N.J. - A group of New Jersey residents on April 16 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court contending that their complaint against a refining company alleging contamination from heavy metals asserts valid claims (Juan Duarte, et al. v. United States Metal Refining Company, No. 17-1624, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2nd Circuit Dismisses Creosote Injury Case Brought Against Chemical Company
NEW YORK - A panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 20 ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to decide a case in which a group of residents sued Tronox Inc. contending that they had been harmed as a result of exposure to wood treated with creosote at the company's plant in Pennsylvania (Avoca Plaintiffs v. Kerr-McGee Corporation; In Re: Tronox Inc., No. 16-343, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Man: Case Against Monsanto Should Not Be Stayed Pending Ruling On MDL Transfer
ST. LOUIS - A Missouri man who sued Monsanto Co. for allegedly causing his non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) through the manufacturing and distribution of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on April 25 filed a brief in Missouri federal court arguing that the district court should reconsider the stay it issued pending a determination on transfer to the multidistrict litigation because the case does not need to be transferred (Steve Salvaggio, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 17-1113, E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2 More Glyphosate Cancer Cases Against Monsanto Transferred To MDL
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on April 25 transferred two more glyphosate injury lawsuits to the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products liability litigation in California federal court (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

6th Circuit: Local Controversy Exception Not Applicable In Flint Water Crisis Case
CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 25 ruled that the local controversy exception to the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) did not apply in a putative class action related to the Flint water crisis, and it reversed a district court's decision sending the case back to state court (Tiffany Davenport, et al. v. Lockwood, Andrews& Newnam Inc., et al., No. 17-1200, 6th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 7273). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Flint, Mich., Residents' Claims Not Precluded By Law, Groups Tell 6th Circuit
CINCINNATI - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the American Civil Liberties Union on April 11 filed an amicus brief in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that the civil rights claims of the residents of Flint, Mich., related to lead-contaminated drinking water are not precluded by federal law pertaining to safe drinking water (Melissa Mays, et al. v. Rick Snyder, et al., No. 17-1144, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Residents Seek Damages From State, City For Flint, Mich., Lead Water Crisis
DETROIT - A group of Flint, Mich., residents on April 13 sued state and city officials in Michigan federal court, contending that they are liable for lead contamination in the city's drinking water for their respective roles in making the decision to use the Flint River as the water supply for the city without first ensuring that the pipes were protected against corrosion (Kimberly Gaddy, et al. v. City of Flint, et al., No. 17-11166, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news