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For refugee children, war zone trauma proves lasting and toxic
High, prolonged levels of stress can cause serious physical and behavioural problems (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The European Food Safety Authority has more than doubled the “safe level” a toxic chemical that causes infertility
(Natural News) The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently updated its recommendations for the tolerable daily intake (TDI) for 3-MCPD, a contaminant commonly found in refined vegetable oils and fats. The updated guidelines raised the TDI for the oil contaminant from only 0.8 micrograms per kilogram of body weight to 2.0 µg/kg bw. The current TDI is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Toxic substance may yield male birth control pill
Researchers reveal how a modified form of a plant-derived compound once used as a poison could be a viable candidate for a male birth control pill. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Dietary Supplements Marketed for Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, and Sexual Enhancement
Your patients may ask you about dietary supplements for losing weight, bodybuilding, or sexual enhancement. Although patients may be tempted by the “quick fix” claims of these products, which are available in supermarkets, pharmacies, health food stores, and on the Internet, most of these products haven’t been proven safe or effective. Safety concerns about natural products include the possibility of drug interactions, direct toxicities, and contamination of supplements with active pharmaceutical agents. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Defunct Wisconsin Foundry Fined in Asbestos Exposure Case
A Wisconsin court ordered the corporate owner of a shuttered foundry to pay more than $500,000 in fines and medical expenses for exposing workers to toxic asbestos. Grede Holdings LLC, which was indicted last March, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Wisconsin to violating a provision of the Clean Air Act. As part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Grede acknowledged supervisors at its plant in Berlin, Wisconsin, negligently ordered numerous employees in January 2012 to remove asbestos-containing insulation material from the roof of an inactive industrial oven. “The company fai...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Axle & Manufacturing asbestos abatement procedures Berlin Wisconsin Bowntown Wisconsin Brad Ostendorf Christy McNamee Clean Air Act environmental protection agency foundry asbestos exposure Grede LLC medical monitoring for mes Source Type: news

WISER 5.1 Released
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion listserv: WISER 5.1 is now available on all platforms! Take a quick look at what’s included in this release. Tutorial Videos Check out WISER’s new series of YouTube videos. These videos introduce WISER’s functionality, walk through a known substance scenario, and explore WISER’s protective distance mapping feature in detail. Take a look! Coming Soon : WebWISER enhancements and WISER 5.2, which adds three toxic syndromes (toxidromes) and related content to CHEMM’s Intelligent Syndromes Tool (CHEMM-IST) to all WISER platforms.  &...
Source: MCR News - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Public Libraries Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Ligand to develop contrast with low renal toxicity
Pharmaceutical developer Ligand Pharmaceuticals announced that it intends to...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Free online access to millions of documents on chemical toxicity made possible through ToxicDocs
(Springer) Millions of pages of internal corporate and trade association documents relating to the introduction of new products and chemicals into the workplace and commerce have been compiled into a free searchable online database called ToxicDocs. The history and future outlook for this database is now the subject of a free to view special section in the Journal of Public Health Policy which is a Palgrave Macmillan journal and is published by Springer Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alternatives to toxic phenol compounds are being developed
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Finnish softwood bark contains large amounts of water-soluble tannin-polyphenols, which can be used as renewable alternatives to the fossil and toxic phenol compounds widely used in glues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Total stupidity of online herd mentality on display as teens challenge each other to eat Tide laundry detergent "pods"
(Natural News) Doctors and parents are concerned about a dangerous new trend that is sweeping the internet. Teenagers across the country are daring one another to eat poisonous laundry detergent pods, part of a so-called “Tide Pod Challenge.” In 2017, poison control centers reported more than 12,299 toxic exposures to the liquid detergent. In a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Birth Control Pill For Men?
BOSTON (CBS) – Could we be closer to a birth control pill for men? Scientists have been trying to develop one for decades but now they may have a new unusual lead: a plant extract, called ouabain, that was used by African warriors and hunters as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows. In high enough quantities ouabain can damage the heart, not really what you want in a birth control pill for men, but it can also disrupt a protein in sperm thought to be important for male fertility. So researchers manipulated the extract so it wouldn’t be toxic and tested it in rats, and found that it interfered with the s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Uncategorized News Local Health Syndicated Local Boston birth control Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Not Better Than IMRT in Lung Cancer Proton Therapy Not Better Than IMRT in Lung Cancer
In a randomized trial comparing the two modalities, proton therapy was not superior in reducing the rate of serious lung toxicityMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA to expedite release of recall information
Douglas Stern, FDA’s Director, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs By: Douglas Stearn, J.D. When FDA identifies that a product it regulates violates the law, it protects the public by working with the manufacturer and distributors to facilitate the product’s recall (i.e., removal from the marketplace or product correction). Among other actions, FDA assures that the public is warned when products present the most significant public hazards, including those recalls associated with an outbreak. Now, as part of a larger effort to increase transparency, empower consumers, a...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

What Medical Device Manufacturers Need to Know about FDA ’s Predictive Toxicology Roadmap
FDA recently published its Predictive Toxicology Roadmap to enable the adoption of advances in toxicity testing. While this announcement from FDA may not have any immediate effects on the toxicology testing for medical device manufacturers (MDMs), it anticipates the future evolution of toxicology testing. With the unprecedented advancements in technologies, globalization, and ever-changing challenges, FDA and other stakeholders must have a unified, comprehensive strategy. FDA’s Toxicology Working Group recommended a six-part roadmap to achieve the goal of upgrading toxicology tools and their regulatory acceptanc...
Source: MDDI - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Trevor Fish and Sarah C. Campbell Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Testing Source Type: news

Toxic firefighting foam contaminated the water at a Colorado Air Force base, now veterans and residents are coming down with cancer
(Natural News) A Colorado air force base recently came under fire as water contaminated with perfluorinated compounds (PFC) was associated with the onset of various forms of cancer among people living in close proximity to the base. A Daily Mail report noted that former soldiers, firefighters and residents near the Peterson Air Force base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skinny pigs? Low-fat craze gone too far
Let’s face it. You and I both know most Americans are struggling with their weight. I see it in my practice every day. There’s not one study that will tell you otherwise. What’s more, there’s been an explosion of not only obesity, but of related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. But did you realize that the rates of obesity and disease in America began rising at the exact same time the health authorities told us to eat a low-fat diet? It started in 1977 when George McGovern led a Senate Committee that released its “Dietary Goals for the United States.” According to ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition clogged arteries fat heart healthy low-fat polyunsaturated fats skinny Weight Loss Source Type: news

Low testosterone linked to this deficiency …
Without the sun, none of us would be here. After all, we evolved to live under the sun. But many of us are trained to believe the sun is your deadly enemy. Every day doctors warn you to stay out of the sun. And if you do go out, they want you to slather your skin with toxic sunscreen. Their 30-year-old campaign has been very successful. So successful, that people today are extremely deficient in vitamin D. In fact, a new clinical review shows that nearly a billion people across the globe are vitamin D deficient.1 And low vitamin D is a surefire path to chronic disease, early death — and low testosterone. Almost every...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Men's Health Nutrition a sagging sex drive chronic disease deficiency early death low T low testosterone. man boobs no energy trouble sleeping vitamin weight gain Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

Worried about your liver after taking Tylenol? Take Moringa peregrina – it has been found to help mitigate the effects of liver toxicity caused by the drug
(Natural News) The Moringa peregrina plant is an Egyptian flower that has been scientifically proven to have a wide score of beneficial pharmacologic effects. These range from acting as an anti-inflammatory agent to serving as an analgesic. However, its impact on the liver has remained unknown until recently. A team of investigators discovered that Moringa... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concise history of toxicology - from empiric knowledge to science - Tompa A, Bal ázs P.
Toxicology is a science of poisonings by xenobiotics and endogenous physiological changes. Its empiric roots may be traced back to the emerging of the human race because the most important pledge of our predecessors' survival was the differentiation betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- Study
(Aspect Consulting) A new peer-reviewed clinical trial to be published in the February edition of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology shows that regular use of e-cigarettes does not have any negative health impact on smokers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research to help reduce number of algae blooms that form annually
(Brigham Young University) The study shows that sampling headwaters where streams form can identify which landscapes are resilient enough to handle the rigors of farming and which are vulnerable to leaching toxic residue into waterways. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Model loses second leg to toxic shock syndrome
Los Angeles-based model Lauren Wasser, 29, lost her right leg in 2012 and had the other one amputated last week. 'Life is about to be so different, again!' she said in a post before the surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Biomarker Disruptor
Would you rather get a biopsy or a blood test to check for prostate cancer? Quanterix chairman/CEO Kevin Hrusovsky said with the help of his company's latest product, the SR-X Ultra-Sensitive Biomarker Detection System, a simple blood test could replace, or complement, invasive diagnostic procedures. Using digital technology, the SR-X can detect cancer, neurological disorders, inflammatory and infectious diseases, and heart events months or even years earlier, and less invasively, than existing technology.   Using Quanterix's single molecule array (Simoa) science, which is similar to a digital enzyme-linked immunosorb...
Source: MDDI - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Why the 'Tide pod challenge' is dangerous, potentially deadly
The laundry detergent pod challenge can lead to ingesting toxic chemicals. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Canada Introduces New Asbestos Regulations
Two Canadian government agencies are sponsoring legislation that will prohibit the import, use and sale of asbestos and products containing the cancer-causing mineral. The proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations, sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada, comes more than a year after the Canadian government promised a comprehensive ban on asbestos by 2018. Additional amendments to the existing Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations (ESECLR) would restrict the export of all forms of asbestos, going beyond Canada’s commitment under the Rotterdam...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos ban in canada Catherine McKenna Environment and Climate Change Canada Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations Health Canada Jesse Todd Kathleen Ruff Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations Rig Source Type: news

Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate - McKenna ST, Birtles R, Dickens K, Walker RG, Spearpoint MJ, Stec AA, Hull TR.
This paper uses fire statistics to show the importance of fire toxicity on fire deaths and injuries, and the importance of upholstered furniture and bedding on fatalities from unwanted fires. The aim was to compare the fire hazards (fire growth and smoke t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Astragalus found to protect against drug-induced liver injury: Study
(Natural News) The liver is a very important organ that is, unfortunately, vulnerable to various toxic agents and harmful elements. Among these are drugs like paracetamol that, when taken in doses that exceed what’s recommended, can stress out or even damage the liver. Fortunately, an investigative team comprising of researchers from Saudi Arabia, Cairo, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tox Tunes #113: Legend of a Mind (Moody Blues)
“Legend of a Mind” is about Timothy Leary, the one-time Harvard professor of psychology and 1960s LSD-mountebank Timothy Leary, whom Richard Nixon once called the “most dangerous man in America.” Timothy Leary’s Dead No, no, he’s outside looking in He’ll fly his astral plane Takes you trips around the bay Brings you back the same day Timothy Leary, Timothy Leary Despite this funereal first verse, the song long pre-dated Leary’s death in 1996, and appeared on The Moody Blues 1968 progressive rock album In Search of the Lost Chord. “Legend of a Mind” was writte...
Source: The Poison Review - January 15, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical In search of the lost chord Legend of a Mind Moody Blues Ray Thomas Timothy Leary tox tunes Source Type: news

What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?
Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Military lessons for preppers: How to “improvise, adapt, and overcome” challenges
(Natural News) Murphy’s Law states, “If anything can go wrong, it will.” Today’s world is unpredictable – there are threats of nuclear war, an impending zombie apocalypse from radiation and toxic chemicals, and the risk of being overrun by machines and artificial intelligence (AI). How in the world do we prepare for these extinction-level disasters?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Meat Contaminated By Toxic Chemicals
[Deutsche Welle] Some butchers are using dangerous chemicals to preserve meat and keep away flies. Formaldehyde, a chemical used to preserve dead bodies in hospitals, is one of the chemicals being used. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brian Berridge tapped to manage National Toxicology Program
NTP coordinates toxicology research and testing across nine different federal agencies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Molecular medication "mirror images" have extremely toxic effects in humans, turning "safe" drugs into deadly killers
(Natural News) One risk in the pharmaceutical industry that tends to get glossed over quite a bit is racemization, which occurs when a drug essentially turns into a mirror image of itself, which in some cases might make it inert and in others could cause it to become extremely dangerous. The chemical conditions in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PETA International Science Consortium, Chemical Watch to offer free toxicology webinars
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., an organisation that promotes reliable and relevant regulatory testing approaches that protect human health and the environment while eliminating the use of animals, and Chemical Watch, the leading global regulatory news and information service for the chemical industry, have teamed up again to present a free webinar series focusing on non-animal methods and testing strategies that can be used to meet Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation requirements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PET HEALTH WARNING: Veterinarians are wildly overdosing small dogs with toxic vaccines, causing devastating side effects
(Natural News) Vets around the world are seeing horrific reactions from over-vaccinating, yet many pet owners remain unaware of the problem and continue to bring their pets in for yearly shots without questioning the risks. All pets are given the same vaccine dose regardless of their size, which means a cat that weighs five pounds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antagonism toward the intestinal microbiota and its effect on Vibrio cholerae virulence
The bacterial type VI secretion system (T6SS) is a nanomachine that delivers toxic effector proteins into target cells, killing them. In mice, we found that the Vibrio cholerae T6SS attacks members of the host commensal microbiota in vivo, facilitating the pathogen’s colonization of the gut. This microbial antagonistic interaction drives measurable changes in the pathogenicity of V. cholerae through enhanced intestinal colonization, expression of bacterial virulence genes, and activation of host innate immune genes. Because ablation of mouse commensals by this enteric pathogen correlated with more severe diarrheal sy...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhao, W., Caro, F., Robins, W., Mekalanos, J. J. Tags: Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Asbestos found in 17 makeup products thanks to one woman’s persistent concerns about child safety
(Natural News) Parents have a seemingly never-ending list of things to worry about, particularly when it comes to their children’s health. Even if you’ve done your best to ensure your kids eat healthy foods and you go out of your way to avoid toxic vaccines and medications, there are still ways that your children could... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The world’s insatiable demand for chocolate has Colombia gearing up production – but heavy metals remain a huge concern for importers
(Natural News) The accumulation of heavy metals such as cadmium in food is a major issue in scientific communities and international food organizations, due to the high toxicological risks to consumers, and because there is no detailed record of such contaminants’ actual content. This is why researchers at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia felt... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BioProtect wins FDA IDE nod for ProSpace trial
Oncology device developer BioProtect said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal clinical study of its ProSpace balloon system designed to prevent rectal toxicity following prostate cancer radiotherapy. The ProSpace balloon system is a novel balloon spacer designed to temporarily separate the rectum from the prostate during prostate cancer radiation therapy to reduce rectal radiation exposure. The Israel-based company said it plans to launch a prospective, randomized study to explore the safety and effectiveness of the ProSpace spacer to protect the rectum and lower GI trac...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance BioProtect Source Type: news

What Risks for Radiation in Scleroderma Patients with Breast Cancer? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Acute toxicity and disease flares were rare (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - January 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiation OK for Breast Ca Patients with Scleroderma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Acute toxicity and disease flares were rare (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Dental Material Can Resist Biofilm Growth And Kills Bacteria
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an antibacterial resin for dental procedures such as cavity fillings. They hope that the material can provide improved fillings that resist tooth decay and last longer. Conventional materials for dental fillings are prone to being covered in plaque, a sticky biofilm that can lead to tooth decay and filling failure. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on developing something better. “Dental biomaterials such as these,” said Geelsu Hwang, a researcher involved in the study, “need to achieve two goals: first, they should kill ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

When Strategies Go Awry: Part 3 In A Series On Cognitive Biases And Their Impact
By Laura A. Frase Loss Aversion and its Collaborators or (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Remands Agent Orange Benefits Case To Consider Evidence Regarding Dementia
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Dec. 28 partially affirmed and partially reversed a ruling on a veteran's entitlement to benefits related to exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange, concluding that he was not eligible to benefits for Parkinson's disease but that further proceedings are needed to determine his right to coverage for Lewy body dementia disorder (Shirley A. Kast v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-3224, U.S. App., Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1840). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Veterans Board's Reasons For Denying Agent Orange Benefits Lacking, Judge Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Dec. 28 vacated a ruling that denied a veteran's request for benefits in connection with alleged exposure to Agent Orange on grounds that the Board of Veterans Appeals "provided an inadequate statement of reasons or bases for its conclusion" (William Anglin v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-3883, Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1850). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Split 9th Circuit: EPA Is Compelled To Develop Lead Paint Standards
SAN FRANCISCO - A divided panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 27 granted a petition for writ of mandamus sought by advocacy groups seeking to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to act on a rule-making petition concerning lead-dust hazards and lead-paint standards (In re: A Community Voice, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 16-72816, 9th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Lawsuit Seeking To Compel EPA To Ban Fluoride In Drinking Water Stands, Judge Says
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Dec. 21 refused to dismiss a complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency brought by environmental advocacy groups seeking to compel the agency to initiate a rulemaking procedure to ban the introduction of "fluoridation chemicals" into drinking water on grounds that they cause brain damage (Food& Water Watch Inc., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 17-2162, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news