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In a major shift, cancer drugs go 'tissue-agnostic
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Garber, K. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology In Depth Source Type: news

12th Annual Symposium of the Penn Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Several critical periods over a human life span - including before birth -- determine when individuals are the most susceptible to environmental toxicants. Researchers will gather at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania to discuss these " Windows of Susceptibility " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biotronik wins CE Mark for 3T scans with ProMRI pacers
Biotronik said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for 3 Tesla full-body scans with its latest range of MR conditional pacemakers featuring its ProMRI technology. The new clearance covers single and dual chamber pacemakers from the Edora, Evity and Enitra series during ultra-high field MRI scans. The approval makes it possible to scan areas of the body typically off limits to pacemaker patients, Biotronik said. “As 3 T MRI becomes increasingly prevalent in the management of a variety of diseases, it is vital that pacemaker patients also have access to this invaluable mode of imaging. Thoracic ima...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Biotronik Source Type: news

Prenatal exposure to lead, a toxic heavy metal, found to increase risk of autism
(Natural News) With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that one out of every 68 children is affected by autism, scientists are actively looking to learn more about this confounding disorder. While environmental and genetic factors have long been investigated as potential causes, an innovative study that examined the makeup of baby... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Math Is Reshaping Mesothelioma Chemotherapy
This study demonstrates the feasibility of this approach since both preliminary encouraging signs of activity and no unexpected toxicities were observed, in this heavily pre-treated patients’ population.” Study Size and Rarity of Mesothelioma Present Challenges As a phase I clinical trial, it is a novel approach at this point but a promising step for future chemotherapy treatment plan protocols. The limited number of patients in the study — nine NSCLC and three mesothelioma — is also problematic, but the planned second phase of the study will include the new model’s effect on the immune syste...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 13, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Aix-Marseille University anemia chemotherapy best vinorelbine regimen chemotherapy side effects Fabrice Barlesi low-dose oral chemotherapy drugs math cancer chemotherapy math to fight cancer mathematical modeling cancer mesothelioma chem Source Type: news

Hybrid membrane creates a stir on the global market
(ETH Zurich) ETH Professor Raffaele Mezzenga and his senior researcher Sreenath Bolisetty have developed a filter membrane that efficiently removes heavy metals and other toxic substances from water. Strong demand for the new technology has encouraged them to set up a new ETH spin-off, BluAct Technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers discover what may be earliest stage of Alzheimer's disease
This study presents the toxic, sticky amyloid protein as part of Alzheimer's disease -- the earliest precursor before symptoms arise. If Alzheimer's prevalence estimates were to include this " preclinical stage " before symptoms arise, the number of those affected would more than double from the current estimate of 5.4 million Americans, the study stated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Huddersfield collaborates with Australian firm for scientific research
(University of Huddersfield) Dr. Jason Camp is working with Circa Group, who produce the solvent Cyrene, to investigate the potential of a non-toxic and more greener way to produce a wide range of medicines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics and vitamin C could kill cancer cells
Conclusion This isn't the first time vitamin C has been studied for use against cancer: it has previously been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory and stop cancer growth in mice. This new two-pronged approach may well prove to be useful in eradicating cancer stem cells in humans, but robust clinical trials are necessary first as cells can behave very differently in a laboratory environment. Although all the drugs and natural products used in this study are already approved for use in humans, we don't know for certain what concentration would be required to obtain similar effects without being toxic. This study ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Cars 'boxes collecting toxic gases' that may stunt growth
Youngsters are most vulnerable to the effects of breathing in fumes because their bodies are still developing, Professor Sir David King, the former government chief scientific adviser said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cars 'boxes collecting toxic gases' that may shunt growth
Youngsters are most vulnerable to the effects of breathing in fumes because their bodies are still developing, Professor Sir David King, the former government chief scientific adviser said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Significant Toxicity, Infection Risk Associated With Elo-RVD in Myeloma
In patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, elotuzumab plus bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone was associated with significant toxicity and infections. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Conferences/ASCO Multiple Myeloma News Source Type: news

Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist
Exclusive: Walking or cycling to school is better for children ’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David KingOpinion: Smoking in cars is banned. But children still inhale toxic fumes in backseatsChildren are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former government chief scientific adviser has warned.Prof Sir David King,writing for the Guardian, says walking or cycling to school would be much better for children ’s health. The warning comes as the UKgovernment faces a third legal defe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Pollution David King Transport policy Environment UK news Research Asthma Health Science Source Type: news

Smoking in cars is banned. But children still inhale toxic fumes in backseats
Studies show pollution levels inside cars are higher than outside where NO2 emissions are dissipated into the wider atmosphere•Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientistBy now, if you are a pedestrian or cyclist you are probably aware that traffic pollution is a danger to your health, but there is one group of people who are perhaps more at risk: children in cars.Numerous studies have shown how high pollution levels are in cars. Astudy in Copenhagen found that a driver actually breathed in higher amounts of pollution than a cyclist on the same road. For the cyclist, the emissions ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David King Tags: David King Pollution Environment Science Research Health Health policy Asthma General election 2017 Society Politics Education Source Type: news

PETA science consortium donates $400K in animal-free test equipment
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. announced that it is providing equipment to laboratories working on human-relevant methods to replace the use of animals in inhalation testing. Valued at more than $400,000, VITROCELL Systems inhalation exposure machines were awarded to four institutions in the US, UK, and Belgium that are leading the field of in vitro (non-animal) inhalation toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Episode #15: How easy is it to get addicted to opioids?
TPR PODCAST EPISODE #15: HOW EASY IS IT TO GET ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS?     As has been well reported in medical papers, government studies and popular media, rates of overdose deaths from opioids have been increasing steadily over the last several decades. A recent article in the New York Times reported that there were likely more than 59,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016, an estimated 19% increase over the number in 2015. The total for 2017 is likely to be even higher.   Many deaths have been associated with prescription opioid analgesics, or have occurred among patients who became addicted to prescription opio...
Source: The Poison Review - June 11, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow The Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

Gelsemium elegans poisoning: a case with 8  months of follow-up and review of the literature - Zhou Z, Wu L, Zhong Y, Fang X, Liu Y, Chen H, Zhang W.
BACKGROUND: Gelsemium elegans (G. elegans) is a toxic plant indigenous to Southeast Asia. It is highly poisonous due to its strong respiratory depressive effect. However, G. elegans poisoning cases have not been summarized comprehensively and are rarely re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy for early stage cervical cancer
This research review has led to a practice changing update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that the addition of platinum-based chemotherapy to adjuvant radiotherapy (chemoradiation) may improve survival in women with early stage cervical cancer (IA2-IIA) and risk factors for recurrence. Adjuvant chemoradiation is associated with an increased risk of severe acute toxicity, although it is not clear whether this toxicity is significant in the long term due to a lack of long-term data. The evidence is limited by the small numbers and low to moderate methodological quality of the included studies. (Source: Current Awareness Servi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clemson graduate uncovers link between toxicants and lipid metabolism
(Clemson University) Doctoral graduate Namrata Sengupta's research on water fleas culminates in journal article that describes how certain toxicants can affect development and progression to reproductive maturity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BREAKTHROUGH science finds that exposure to toxic heavy metals (and deficiencies in nutritive minerals) linked to AUTISM
(Natural News) Anxious parents the world over have been waiting a long time to get definitive answers about the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD, which now affects one in 68 children, causes serious behavioral, social and communication issues. Though multiple studies have linked vaccines to the spike in autism rates – rates which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: 15 Million Americans' Drinking Water Tainted By Toxic Chemical
Some 15 million Americans across 27 states are drinking water that could be contaminated with potentially carcinogenic man-made chemicals without even realizing it. According to a new analysis and map released Thursday by the Environmental Working Group and scientists at Northeastern University, perfluorochemicals (PFCs) — a class of chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) — were detected in 162 U.S. drinking water systems in recent Environmental Protection Agency testing. The toxic chemicals have been used over the years in a wide range of consumer products, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Report: 15 Million Americans' Drinking Water Tainted By Toxic Chemical
Some 15 million Americans across 27 states are drinking water that could be contaminated with potentially carcinogenic man-made chemicals without even realizing it. According to a new analysis and map released Thursday by the Environmental Working Group and scientists at Northeastern University, perfluorochemicals (PFCs) — a class of chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) — were detected in 162 U.S. drinking water systems in recent Environmental Protection Agency testing. The toxic chemicals have been used over the years in a wide range of consumer products, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technical Reports Peer Review Panel - July 13, 2017
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - June 8, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Developments in the Screening and Prognostication of Melanoma
This peer-to-peer discussion reviews the current strategies for managing patients with melanoma, including screening and prognosis for high-risk patients and how to choose the best therapies to avoid toxicities and treatment resistance. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ahmad A. Tarhini, MD, PhD Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD Tags: Conferences/ASCO Street Team Melanoma Source Type: news

Research targets PFOA threat to drinking water
(Northwestern University) A highly toxic water pollutant, known as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), last year caused a number of US communities to close their drinking water supplies. PFOA contamination also is a pervasive problem worldwide. A Northwestern University-led research team now reports an inexpensive and renewable material that rapidly removes PFOA from water. The novel treatment effectively eliminates the micropollutant to below 10 parts per trillion, far below US Environmental Protection Agency and all state health advisory limits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

India resurrects forgotten leprosy vaccine
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kumar, S. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Epidemiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Toxicology In Depth Source Type: news

A maternal-effect selfish genetic element in Caenorhabditis elegans
Selfish genetic elements spread in natural populations and have an important role in genome evolution. We discovered a selfish element causing embryonic lethality in crosses between wild strains of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The element is made up of sup-35, a maternal-effect toxin that kills developing embryos, and pha-1, its zygotically expressed antidote. pha-1 has long been considered essential for pharynx development on the basis of its mutant phenotype, but this phenotype arises from a loss of suppression of sup-35 toxicity. Inactive copies of the sup-35/pha-1 element show high sequence divergence from acti...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ben-David, E., Burga, A., Kruglyak, L. Tags: Evolution, Genetics r-articles Source Type: news

Balance and movement improved in animal model of Parkinson ’s disease
This study is the first to demonstrate CLR01’s effectiveness in a mammal, one of the last important steps before human clinical trials.The researchers are now working on optimizing the blood-brain barrier penetration of CLR01 and measuring all the pharmacological features necessary for applying to the Food and Drug Administration to begin the first human, clinical trials.AUTHORSBitan and Dr. Marie-Fran çoise Chesselet, the Charles H. Markham professor of neurology at UCLA, are the senior authors of the study. Franziska Richter, assistant professor at the University of Leipzig in Germany, is the first author.JO...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Mix Doubles Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survival
Surgeon Paul Sugarbaker at the Washington Cancer Institute has nearly doubled the five-year survival rate for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma by adding long-term regional chemotherapy to his already groundbreaking protocol. Sugarbaker, a pioneer in advancing peritoneal mesothelioma treatment for more than two decades, believes this latest development could have far-reaching implications. “This could be a game changer,” Sugarbaker told Asbestos.com. “The reaction has been, ‘Wow! [It’s] hard to believe.’ We’ve got to exploit this [advancement] as best as we can.” Sugarbak...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: cytoreductive surgery epithelioid cell type European Journal of Surgical Oncology HIPEC hyperthermic perioperative chemotherapy International Journal of Hyperthermia intraperitoneal chemotherapy long-term regional chemotherapy MedStar Wash Source Type: news

10 Quick and Effective Ways to Nip Your Anxiety in the Bud
While we can all feel anxious from time to time, some people feel overwhelming anxiety daily that can be emotionally and physically taxing. For that, professional help could be needed to deal with the anxiety in a healthy manner, and to help mitigate symptoms. On the other hand, if you find that you experience anxiety from time to time, try to utilize the tips below to overcome your feelings of worry and get your emotions back in check by recalibrating and centering yourself. While a little bit of anxiety can be a good tool to help motivate a person, and it is a part of our natural flight or fight response, severe and unco...
Source: Psych Central - June 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Anxiety Healthy Living Mindfulness Self-Help Anxiety Disorder anxious thoughts Calm chronic worrier Depression Mental Health Panic Attack Present Moment Rumination Stress Management worry Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Plus Pazopanib Is Not Safe for Patients with RCC
Liver toxicity precludes development of pembrolizumab plus pazopanib immunotherapy for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Conferences/ASCO Renal Cell Carcinoma News Source Type: news

A more sustainable way to refine metals
(McGill University) A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could greatly shrink the environmental impact of producing metals from raw materials or from post-consumer electronics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch, study reveals
(University of Guelph) A University of Guelph study is the first to reveal that Ontario-grown red onions are the most effective at killing colon and breast cancer cells compared to other types of onions. This is because of the onions' high levels of quercetin and anthocyanin. As part of this project, the researchers are also the first to develop a non-toxic way to extract quercetin from onions making it more suitable for consumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Firms Ask High Court To Hear Flint Water Lawsuit; Residents Say Court Should Refuse
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The engineering firms asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case against residents of Flint, Mich., regarding liability for the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city on May 22 filed their reply brief contending that the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' decision that a plaintiff may obtain remand under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) without evidence of class members' citizenship results in a circuit split that is "stark and wide." The Flint residents who brought the initial lawsuit say the Supreme Court should refused to hear the case (Lockwood Andrews& Newnam P.C. v. J...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Chevron: No Legal Issue In Lago Agrio Case Warrants High Court Review
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chevron Corp. on May 15 filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that, with regard to the petition for writ of certiorari filed by a group of Ecuadorian residents and their attorney who challenge a fraud ruling with regard to an $18.5 billion judgment they previously won against the company, there is no legal issue warranting the Supreme Court's review (Steven Donziger, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 16-1178, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Defendant, Michigan Governor File Briefs Seeking Dismissal Of Flint Water Case
DETROIT - One of the defendants sued by Flint, Mich., residents seeking damages for lead-contaminated drinking water filed a brief in Michigan federal court on May 25, arguing that the complaint against it should be dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction and for failure to state a cause of action. Meanwhile, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder filed a brief insisting that the case should be dismissed because he is immune from liability (Myia McMillian, et al. v. Governor Richard D. Snyder, et al., No. 16-10796, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

ConocoPhillips To Pay $39M To Settle MTBE Lawsuit
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on May 23 approved a $39 million settlement deal under which ConocoPhillips, a defendant in the multidistrict litigation for groundwater contamination from methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), will be released from the litigation (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation, No. 00-1898, MDL 1358, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Atlantic Richfield Company, No. 08-0312, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Municipal Water Agency: 3M, DuPont, Others Polluted Drinking Water Source
CENTRE, Ala. - A municipal waterworks and sewer authority on May 15 filed a lawsuit against 3M Co., E.I. DuPont de Nemours& Co. and assorted other manufacturers in Alabama state court, alleging that they are liable for "negligent, willful, and wanton conduct" for the release of various toxic chemicals into the drinking water for Centre, Ala. (The Waterworks and Sewer Board of the Town of Centre v. 3M Company, et al., No. 13-CV-2017-900049.00, Ala. Cir., Cherokee Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Company Drops Request For Protective Order; Inspection Chemical Tower Permitted
CONCORD, N.H. - A plastics manufacturer on May 17, pursuant to an agreement among the parties, voluntarily withdrew its motion seeking a protective order regarding the inspection of a decommissioned coating tower in connection with a lawsuit brought by residents who contend that the company contaminated their drinking water with perfluorooctanoic acid (also known as C8) (Kevin Brown, et al. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, et al., No. 16-242, D. N.H.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Residents: Groundwater Case Against Fire-Suppressant Foam Makers, Sellers Valid
PHILADELPHIA - A group of Pennsylvania residents on May 22 filed a brief in Pennsylvania federal court arguing that their groundwater contamination lawsuit against a group of chemical companies should not be dismissed because their claims are "proper" and are not barred by the doctrine of primary jurisdiction (Hanah Bates, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-4961, E.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Panel Partially Reverses, Says Groundwater Claim Valid Against Northrop Grumman
SAN DIEGO - A California appeals panel on June 1 reversed a ruling on groundwater contamination liability and concluded that it was "undisputed" that manufacturing sites operated by Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. contributed to groundwater contamination in a lawsuit brought against multiple defendants by a California municipal water authority (Orange County Water District v. Alcoa Global Fasteners Inc., et al., No. D070771, Calif. App, 4th Dist., Div. 1; 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 503). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: Some New Evidence Allowed In Property Contamination Case
BATON ROUGE, La. - A federal judge in Louisiana on May 31 partially granted and partially deferred pretrial evidence motions in a lawsuit brought by homeowners against a developer that they allege is responsible for contaminating their properties with raw sewage, finding that there was no basis to exclude from evidence certain medical documents related to the alleged pollution (Cedar Lodge Plantation LLC, et al. v. CSHV Fairway View I LLC, et al., No. 13-129, M.D. La.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83690). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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6th Circuit: Toxicology Expert Properly Excluded For Lack Of Reliability
CINCINNATI - An Ohio federal court properly excluded expert testimony that people living near a steel mill "will suffer harm to their health" due to elevated levels of manganese on their properties because the expert failed to provide "any actual proof" to support his opinion, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held May 25 (Michael Abrams, et al. v. Nucor Steel Marion, Inc., No. 15-4422, 6th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 9323). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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School Officials: Lead Case Related To Drinking Water Should Be Dismissed
PITTSBURGH - Two Pennsylvania school district officials on June 1 filed a brief in federal court arguing that a lawsuit filed against them and the school district by a mother who alleges that her daughter was poisoned by lead and copper drinking water at the child's elementary school should be dismissed (Jennifer Tait, et al. v. Butler Area School District, et al., No. 17-182, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Panel Reverses, Says Tenants In Lead-Paint Case May Compel Discovery From Landlord
NEW YORK - An appeals panel in New York on May 23 reversed a lower court's ruling and concluded that tenants who sued their landlord alleging injuries from exposure to lead-based paint had made a valid request to compel discovery pertaining to potential lead violations in the entire building where their apartment was located (Z.D., by her mother and natural guardian Zaimah A. v. MP Management LLC, No. 3436N, 26043/14, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept.; 2017 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3989). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Maryland High Court Reverses Lead Paint Ruling, Says Causation Evidence Sufficient
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A divided Maryland Court of Appeals on May 30 reversed and remanded a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit, finding that the plaintiff had provided sufficient evidence of causation (Terrence Rogers v. Home Equity USA Inc., No. 57 Sept. Term, Md. App.; 2017 Md. LEXIS 387). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Appeals Court: Tenant Fails To Show Causation In Lead Paint Poisoning Lawsuit
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Court of Appeals on May 30 ruled that a woman who sued the owner of her rental house failed to establish causation that his negligence in allowing lead-paint hazards on the premises caused her grandson's injuries, which she contended included autism (Myra Duby v. Christopher Woolf, No. 84A05-1612-CT-2815, Ind. App.; 2017 Ind. App. LEXIS 224). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Remands Agent Orange Case, Says Inferences From Medical Evidence Not Proper
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on May 19 remanded a decision by the Board of Veterans Appeals that denied a veteran's claim for benefits related to exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange on grounds that the board "is not free to make its own inferences from the medical evidence" (Jerry E. Van Es v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-943, Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 724). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: Agent Orange Benefits Properly Denied, But Veteran's PTSD Claim Valid
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on May 23 remanded a ruling by the Board of Veterans Appeals regarding a veteran's claims for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but ruled that his claim for injury from exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange was properly denied (Robert L. Federico v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-0507, U.S. App., Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 744). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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