Panel: Silica Rule 'Arbitrary And Capricious'; Further Consideration Needed
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 22 remanded for further consideration the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's rule regulating workplace exposure to silica because the initial rule was "arbitrary and capricious" (North America's Building Trades Unions v. Occupational Safety& Health Administration, et al., No. 16-1105, D.C. Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 26315). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Panel Says Agency Violated Code In The Way It Set 'Specific Criteria' For Water
TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey appellate panel on Dec. 19 reversed and remanded a ruling by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding specific groundwater quality criteria for perfluorononanoic acid (PFOA), concluding that the state administrative code expressly limits the DEP's authority to establish "specific criteria" with the expectation that they "shall be replaced with specific criteria as soon as reasonably possible by rule" (Chemistry Council of New Jersey v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, No. A-1439-15T4 and Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC v. New ...
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Groups Sue Federal Agency Over Amendment To Methane Rule For Energy Companies
SAN FRANCISCO - A collection of environmental advocacy groups on Dec. 19 filed a lawsuit in California federal court against Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and two federal agencies contending that they are violating federal law with regard to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) final decision to amend the compliance deadlines for what is known as the methane waste prevention rule (Sierra Club, et al. v. Ryan Zinke, et al., No. 17-7187, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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EPA Report: Glyphosate Not Likely To Be Carcinogenic To Humans
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 18 released a draft risk assessment for glyphosate, which is the primary chemical ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, concluding that "glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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50 Californians Sue Monsanto, Allege Injuries From Glyphosate Exposure
SAN FRANCISCO - A group of California residents comprising 50 plaintiffs on Dec. 13 filed five separate lawsuits against Monsanto Co. in California state court, seeking damages allegedly caused by exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup (John Aiton, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. CGC-17- 563100, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Defendants In Flint Water Case Say They Are Entitled To A Stay Of Discovery
DETROIT - A group of defendants in the lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., alleging injuries from exposure to lead-contaminated drinking water on Dec. 15 filed a brief arguing that if the district court grants a stay to other defendants in the case, it should "properly" stay discovery as to all of the defendants to avoid unfair prejudice to the private corporate defendants that would be forced to provide discovery at a time when they cannot obtain critical discovery (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's&tra...
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Flint Lead Crisis Whisteblower Says Her Case Is Valid And Her Speech Was Protected
CINCINNATI - A former administrator for the city of Flint, Mich., who sought damages for defamation and sought protection under the state's whistleblower act in relation to actions she took during the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis filed a brief in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 19, arguing that a lower court erred when it dismissed her case because she engaged in protected speech made as a private citizen and not pursuant to her official duties (Natasha Henderson v. City of Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Ruling On Causation Expert In Nuclear Facility Injury Case Disputed In High Court
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal appeals court used the wrong standard in ruling on a trial court's admission of expert testimony, 137 residents of a Pennsylvania town say in their Dec. 20 U.S. Supreme Court petition seeking review of their claims that illegal releases from a nuclear materials processing plant caused their cancers and the deaths of their family members (Michelle McMunn, et al. v. Babcock& Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., et al., No. 17-907, U.S. Sup., 2017 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 5119). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Flint Water Defendant: U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Drinking Water Law Needed
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A defendant in one of the lead-contaminated water crisis lawsuits regarding Flint, Mich., on Nov. 7 filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that federal drinking water law did not preclude the initial lawsuit (Jeff Wright v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-666, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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City, State Defendants Seek Supreme Court Review Of Flint Water Crisis Rulings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) employees on Dec. 22 filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, contending that it should reinstate the ruling of a Michigan federal judge who dismissed the complaint brought against the MDEQ by residents of Flint, Mich., who contended that the MDEQ employees were liable for the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city (Daniel Wyant, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-901, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Medical News Today: Mercury poisoning: Symptoms and treatment
Learn about the signs and symptoms of mercury poisoning in children and adults. Mercury is highly toxic, so it is crucial to know when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Machine Learning in Toxicology: Fundamentals of Application and Interpretation
January 23, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer cells can be destroyed more effectively and selectively with a unique new reusable treatment
Led by Professor Peter J. Sadler from Warwick's Department of Chemistry, researchers have developed a new line of attack against cancer: an organic-osmium compound, which is triggered using a non-toxic dose of sodium formate, a natural product found in many organisms, including nettles and ants. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novo Nordisk Business and Industry Source Type: news

Fatal ingestion of e-cigarette nicotine liquid
lucadp/shutterstock.com 2.5 out of 5 stars Death from Ingestion of E-Liquid. Morley S et al. J Emerg Med 2017 Dec;53:862-864. Abstract This short case report is presented in a somewhat confusing fashion but nevertheless brings up interesting points. A 32-year-old man was brought to hospital after having a cardiac arrest in the field 1 hour after ingesting approximately 20 ml of e-cigarette nicotine liquid containing 72 mg/ml of nicotine (total dose approximately 1440 mg.) He was resuscitated but had developed anoxic encephalopathy and died 3 days later. A plasma nicotine level drawn 24 hours after admission was 1600 n...
Source: The Poison Review - January 9, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical e-cigarette liquid fatality liquid nicotine toxicity Source Type: news

Promise of new antibiotics lies with shackling tiny toxic tetherballs to bacteria
(University of Texas at Austin) Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a method for rapidly screening hundreds of thousands of potential drugs for fighting infections, an innovation that holds promise for combating the growing scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The method involves engineering bacteria to produce and test molecules that are potentially toxic to themselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study finds source of toxic green algal blooms and the results stink
(Florida Atlantic University) Florida's St. Lucie Estuary received national attention in 2016 as toxic green algal blooms wreaked havoc on this vital ecosystem. A new study contradicts the widespread misconception that periodic discharges from Lake Okeechobee were responsible. Water samples gathered and tested in the year-long study provide multiple lines of evidence that human wastewater nitrogen from septic systems was a major contributor to the high nitrogen concentrations in the estuary and downstream coastal reefs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pet vaccines are costly, toxic and dangerous – no WONDER pets die earlier now
(Natural News) Could it be that most of your pet’s health problems are due to vaccines? Let’s examine the consequences of over-vaccinating your pet, and the pragmatics of this type of healthcare as it affects the pet and your bank account in ways you never imagined possible. Little did you know that pet vaccines create... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICCVAM Communities of Practice Webinar - January 23
Machine Learning in Toxicology: Fundamentals of Application and Interpretation (Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - January 8, 2018 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

New long-acting, less-toxic HIV drug suppresses virus in humanized mice
The new compound may be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens without toxic side-effects, according to Yale research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Audit Reveals Most Australian Schools Contain Asbestos
For millions of Australian parents, the biggest concern when sending their children off to school is what to pack in their lunchbox. This is hardly surprising, given their perception that schools are a safe place for children. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Many children are at risk of exposure to asbestos in aging school buildings. A recent audit of Australian schools revealed most contain some form of asbestos. In the southeastern state of Victoria alone, only 39 of the 1,440 state schools audited — or 3 percent — passed the test. Hundreds of schools in North South Wales contain asbe...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos abatement Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act asbestos in schools Australia Committee on Carcinogenicity Environmental Working Group Action Fund Health and Safety Act 2011 North South Wales Occupational Health and Safety Vict Source Type: news

Are toxic chemicals at Air Force bases leading to cancer?
People living near some Air Force bases are expressing concerns after the EPA detected toxic chemicals that may have seeped into local drinking water (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New long-acting, less-toxic HIV drug suppresses virus in humanized mice
(Yale University) A team of Yale researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single dose. In animal experiments, the compound proved to be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens -- without increasing toxic side effects, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnosis of heroin overdose in an 8-year-old boy: reliable contribution of toxicological investigations - Soichot M, Julliand S, Filatriau J, Hurbain A, Bourgogne E, Mihoubi A, Gourlain H, Delhotal-Landes B.
Toxicological investigations are often required by clinicians in comatose patients with suspected poisoning. However, the usefulness of toxicological analyses to support a diagnosis of acute poisoning is debated among clinicians and the interpretation of l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Center for Domestic Preparedness to Resume Live-Agent Training
ANNISTON, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) announced today that the Center will resume using nerve agents and biologicals in some of its hazardous materials training courses on Jan. 11.  In late 2016, the CDP suspended the use of the nerve agents GB and VX, and biologicals ricin and anthrax after it was discovered the Center’s Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological training facility (COBRATF) had received, via third party vendor, and had been using a more toxic version of ricin in training than what CDP had ordered.  Since then, th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Center for Domestic Preparedness Tags: Training Industry News Source Type: news

Record-Breaking Winter Weather Exposes Asbestos Threats
The brutal winter storms affecting most of the U.S. bring more dangers than just freezing temperatures and icy roads. Snow, freezing rain and weather forecasts in the single digits can also affect building materials containing deadly asbestos. For example, a Massachusetts elementary school remains closed after a pipe burst over the holiday break and damaged asbestos ceiling tiles. Fitchburg Public Schools Superintendent Andre Ravenelle said Crocker Elementary School will be closed until at least Friday as the building undergoes remedial work. “We are working with the appropriate agencies and licensed experts to remed...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Andre Ravenelle asbestos in schools Crocker Elementary School environmental protection agency Fitchburg High School Longsjo Middle School Massachusetts School Building Authority Reingold Elementary School Sally Cragin winter storms Source Type: news

TOO TOXIC to swallow: Up to a third of diabetics don't take their pills because of the debilitating side effects
(Natural News) According to a group of researchers, at least a third of diabetics do not take their medication due to fear of possible side effects. Diabetics in the U.K. are often prescribed metformin, the most commonly prescribed drug for type 2 diabetes. While there is no definite data on how many of the 3.4 million... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Noise could be key to helping beat dementia
Researchers from the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology found low-pitched noises appear to break down toxic clumps in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Society of Toxicology 2018 awards recognize Birnbaum, Ramaiahgari
SOT awardees for 2018 include NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and NTP postdoc Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Ph.D. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NTP board meeting highlights new tools, technologies, and methods
New tools, technologies, and approaches in toxicology were key topics for the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Brian Berridge takes the helm at the National Toxicology Program
Brian Berridge, the new head of NTP, seeks to integrate cutting-edge methods, including animal studies, cell-based toxicity testing, and computer modeling. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Scientists show how toxic protein rips through the brain
BRITISH scientists have shown for the first time how a toxic protein rips through the brain in Alzheimer ’s, raising hope the destructive process can be stopped. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dinking raw water trend is potentially deadly
Demand for untreated, unsterilized spring water has rocketed in parts of the US among those who say fluoride is toxic. But experts say untreated, it can contain disease-causing agents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shellfish Industry, Scientists Wrestle With Potentially Deadly Toxic Algae Bloom
After decades with no sign of a lethal neurotoxin, the algae that produces it is now plaguing the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine, forcing unprecedented closures in shellfish harvesting.(Image credit: Fred Bever/Maine Public Radio) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fred Bever Source Type: news

ACS Publications reaches new heights with 100 million article downloads by researchers worldwide in 2017
The American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Publications Division achieved a major milestone in 2017, surpassing 100 million full-text journal article downloads during the calendar year. This marks a new global usage record for the 51 peer-reviewed ACS journals, which publish research in chemistry and allied fields. Along with citations and other metrics, full-text usage provides insights on a journal’s influence across the research landscape and reflects the importance of the science encompassed by its editorial scope. The 100-millionth article download took place on Dec. 14, when a reader accessed a 2015 pee...
Source: News from STM - January 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Stage-3 myeloma cancer completely ELIMINATED with a turmeric supplement - British Medical Journal
(Natural News) For decades, the medical establishment has colluded with the for-profit cancer industry to smear anyone who talked about herbs, spices or superfoods fighting cancer. Food doesn’t contain “medicine,” we were told by the dishonest establishment. Only FDA-approved toxic medications can “treat” cancer, the propagandists insisted. Yet millions of people across the globe continued... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air
(Rice University) Engineers at Rice University's Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst the cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Newly published report outlines roadmap for modernizing inhalation toxicity testing
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) A report outlining the findings from an international expert workshop have been published in the journal Toxicology in Vitro. This comprehensive report recommends specific steps toward achieving global regulatory acceptance of non-animal testing approaches to acute inhalation toxicity. As a result of these recommendations, working groups have been formed to gather reference data, develop a state-of-the-science review article on existing in silico and in vitro approaches, and conduct testing to show the value of these approaches (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Toxicity: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, overcoming self-injection obstacles (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FGFR Inhibitor Chemo Linked With Ocular Toxicity FGFR Inhibitor Chemo Linked With Ocular Toxicity
Patients with metastatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors may experience a novel ocular toxicity, a new case series from Spain suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Piano cords could be key to helping beat dementia
Researchers from the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology found low-pitched noises appear to break down toxic clumps in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe Implements New Anatomic Pathology Guidelines to Reduce Nurse Exposure to Formaldehyde and Other Toxic Histology Chemicals
University of Turin study in Italy shows under-vacuum sealing systems reduce exposure to formaldehyde by 75% among nurses handling tissue biopsy specimens during surgery Histology technicians and anatomic pathology (AP) laboratories regularly handle dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde. They understand the risks exposure brings and take precautions to minimize those risks. However, in operating suites […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 3, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology clinical laboratory DNA formaldehyde Formalin exposure histology Lean Marco Bellini me Source Type: news

Monsanto secret documents show massive attack on Seralini study
(Natural News) In secret internal Monsanto documents released on Tuesday 1st August 2017 by legal firms in the U.S. it was made clear how Monsanto successfully pressured Wallace Hayes, Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal to retract the famous Séralini study which discovered the damage caused by GM maize NK603 and low doses of Roundup herbicide. Article by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The top ten really big SCIENCE LIES of 2018, all spelled out in advance to save you a whole year's worth of reading the fake news media
(Natural News) This year is going to be a banner year for status quo science lies that attempt to push toxic drugs, chemical pesticides, vaccine poisons and other damaging chemicals, all while claiming they’re good for you (and “government approved,” for those who are obedient followers of false authority). The science “establishment,” as you might... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The most popular TOXIC food ingredient in the United States – CANOLA OIL
(Natural News) You’ve heard the saying “The devil’s in the details,” well… the devil is actually in the ingredients list. It’s called Canola oil and it’s quite easy to find in almost all of the prepped and processed food products at two of the top “healthy” food grocers in the country. No, Canola oil didn’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2017
Alexander Gettler Once again, last year’s outstanding examples of long-form journalism dealing with topics related to medical toxicology were dominated by coverage of the opioid crisis, its origins and the resulting carnage. The must-read article of the year was “The Family That Built a Empire of Pain,” Patrick Radden Keefe’s massive history of the Sacklers, one of America’s richest clans, much of whose wealth comes from their ownership of Purdue Pharma and the marketing and distribution of Oxycontin. The article, which appeared in the New Yorker, notes that the clan’s patriarch, Ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical 2017 Alexander awards opioids Purdue Pharma Sackler Source Type: news

Imaging technique could be ‘new ballgame’ in drug development
Biochemistry and structural biology are surprisingly — at least to the uninitiated — visual fields. This is especially true in the study of proteins. Scientists like to see the structure of proteins within cells to help them truly understand how they work, how they don’t work or how they can be modified to work as they should. That is, how the y can be targeted with drugs to cure disease.Current methods, however, have their downsides. Many widely used techniques require large amounts of protein for analysis, even though many diseases are caused by proteins that are far from abundant or that are ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

5 Early Warning Signs that You Are Dealing with a Narcissist
1. Love Bombing/Mirroring Oh my god. This is it! This is what you’ve been waiting for! So much in common it’s uncanny. Amazing sexual chemistry. Lots of attention, interaction, and an immediate connection. The stuff dreams are made of, right? Wrong. The narcissist is an expert at this part. They know that anyone likes to feel special, and their tendency to seek out and court those who are possibly somewhat emotionally vulnerable or overly forgiving or insecure makes this even easier for them. The affection is laid on thick… they want the target to feel there is an intense connection so that they will le...
Source: Psych Central - January 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessie Monreal, CADC Tags: Abuse Codependence Narcissism Personality Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Self-Help Emotional Manipulation Gaslighting Narcissistic Personality Disorder NPD Source Type: news

Jury Awards $22M in Asbestos-Contaminated Paint Case
A California jury recently awarded $22 million to the estate of a man exposed to asbestos-containing talc that was used in paint manufacturing, expanding the liability of those supplying the toxic ingredient. Plaintiff Richard Booker, who worked as a paint maker throughout his career, died of mesothelioma in 2016. The lawsuit claimed Booker was exposed to asbestos while working for Dexter Midland Chemical Co. and Walter N. Boysen Paint Co. The lucrative award includes $4.6 million in punitive damages, along with the initial judgement of $17.57 million for malice on the part of Vanderbilt Minerals and Imerys Talc America In...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Alameda County asbestos exposure asbestos-contaminated talc Cashmere Bouquet Colgate-Palmolive Dexter Midland Chemical Imerys Talc America mesothelioma lawsuit Richard Booker Vanderbilt Minerals Walter N. Boysen Paint Source Type: news

Japanese government urges patients to be held PRISONER in their own rooms after taking antiviral prescription meds... homicidal and suicidal behavior now linked to toxic pharma drugs
(Natural News) It is well-known that taking certain medications can cause certain side effects to occur in humans. In the case of antiviral medications for flu, patients in Japan have reportedly been experiencing “abnormal behaviors” that has led the government itself to issue a warning to Japanese citizens. Lock patients inside of their rooms while... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: Books Closed, Pencils Ready Our Fifth Annual Tox Quiz
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news