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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)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

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)
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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)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

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)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

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)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

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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First-Line Avelumab/Axitinib Shows Early Antitumor Activity in mRCC
Despite high rates of toxicity, a first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitor/immunotherapy combination exhibits promising antitumor activity in metastatic renal cell carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Conferences/ASCO Conferences/ASCO Renal Cell Carcinoma Genitourinary Cancers News Source Type: news

Gambia: Tobacco Waste Contains Over 7000 Toxic Chemicals - WHO Reveals
[Daily Observer] The World Health Organisation has revealed that tobacco waste contains over 7000 toxic chemicals that poison the environment, including human carcinogens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dacomitinib: Potential New EGFR Inhibitor for First-Line NSCLC Dacomitinib: Potential New EGFR Inhibitor for First-Line NSCLC
The investigational second-generation EGFR inhibitor significantly prolonged PFS, but at a cost of higher toxicity compared to gefitinib.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Some Hip Implants May be Toxic to the Brain
Recent research reveals brain injury from highly toxic metal cobalt alloy leeched from failing artificial joints causing brain toxicity can be detected and measured (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 6, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Alerts & Advisories Source Type: news

Do We Dare To Eat Lectins?
In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot’s protagonist asks, chewing on mortality and the pangs of senescence, if he dares to eat a peach. We can all thank Dr. Steven Gundry for upping the ante, and asking if any of us dares to eat chickpeas or eggplant; apples or oats; beans or lentils; or for that matter, almost any fruit, many vegetables, and most beans, legumes, grains, and certain nuts. His answer is: no. His reason is: lectins. What are lectins? I am tempted to suggest to all Harry Potter fans that they are to us muggles what Nargles are to witches and wizards: an enigmatic if not ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sequential episodes of ethylene glycol poisoning in the same person - Sugunaraj JP, Thakur LK, Jha KK, Bucaloiu ID.
Ethylene glycol is a common alcohol found in many household products such as household hard surface cleaner, paints, varnish, auto glass cleaner and antifreeze. While extremely toxic and often fatal on ingestion, few cases with early presentation by the pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CDC: Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will hold its annual Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting and 17th biannual tribal consultation session on August 8-9, 2017, in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Topics of discussion will include tribal priorities for the CDC/ATSDR, public health capacity in Indian Country, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) public health concerns, budget and funding opportunities, and more. The meetings will be open to the public and may be attended in-person only. Attendees must pre-register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, July 7, 2017. (Source: Fe...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 6, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health Ranger vindication: New study finds pesticides are much more neurotoxic than previously reported
(Natural News) For years Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has been warning about the toxic effects modern pesticides have on the human body, especially the brain. Now, new research has vindicated Adams and other natural, organic food experts and proponents (yet again): Pesticides are actually more neurotoxic than ‘mainstream’ scientists have believed.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NTP Update - June 2017 now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - June 5, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

What caused the most toxic algal bloom ever observed in Monterey Bay?
(Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) In spring 2015, the West Coast of North America experienced one of the most toxic algal blooms on record. The bloom consisted of diatoms in the genus Pseudo-nitzschia, but researchers couldn't tell why these algae had become so toxic. A new paper in Geophysical Research Letters shows that, at least in Monterey Bay, this bloom became particularly toxic because of an unusually low ratio of silicate to nitrate in the waters of the bay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Do I Keep My Prescription Stimulant Safe At College?
Discussion Going away to college presents new and exciting opportunities for young adults. It also is an important time for transitioning many adult responsibilities to the young adult too. Keeping safe is important and safety tips for college can be reviewed here. Any medication can be abused. Prescription stimulants are no different. Normally prescription stimulants are used for treatment of attention deficit disorder, narcolepsy and treatment resistant depression. They can help increase alertness, attention, and energy, cognition, learning and memory. However for these reasons and because they are easy to obtain and r...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The 4 Keys To Being Optimistic Now
I want you to use your imagination for a moment. I want you to imagine that instead of a human being you are a glass. Yes, that is right a glass. A big open glass, that is open to anything and full of potential, in fact, it can hold anything. Now your glass is large, and anything can be put into the glass. Someone pours several poisons, gasoline, acid, nail polish remover, spiders, some small snakes, a jellyfish, mud, hot tar, fine pieces of broken glass, razor blades and kerosene in the glass. Ok I know it sounds like a crazy list, you are right-it is a real wild list. Here is something to think about- you are not a glass...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From the Blogs: CDC's Strange Advice for HIV-Discordant Couples / Curing Toxic Workplace Culture / Teaching Medical Students (FREE)
By the Editors Here's a quick look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now: HIV and … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Less Is More: Patients With Colon Cancer Get a Chemo Break Less Is More: Patients With Colon Cancer Get a Chemo Break
Data show that 3 months of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy is as effective as 6 months but has less toxicity, good news for patients with colon cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Shorter Chemo Duration for Colon Cancer May Spare Patients Toxicity
Patients may be able to shorten their chemotherapy course after surgery for lymph node –positive colon cancer, according to an analysis of six clinical trials. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Conferences/ASCO Colorectal Cancer News Source Type: news

Fumes from diesel engines slow down children's brains
An alarming new study has found that pupils who breathe in toxic diesel fumes on the way to school will find it harder to concentrate and take longer to respond to questions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olaparib Associated With Improved Quality of Life in Ovarian Cancer
Despite toxicity, olaparib maintenance therapy is associated with improved patient-reported symptoms outcomes and improved quality-adjusted progression-free survival among patients with germline BRCA mutation-positive, platinum-sensitive relapsed serious ovarian cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Conferences/ASCO Ovarian Cancer Gynecologic Cancers News Source Type: news

STAMPEDE: Abiraterone Slowed Progression of Advanced Prostate Cancer
Abiraterone at the start of ADT for men with metastatic prostate cancer significantly improved overall survival and failure-free survival, with manageable toxicity. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Conferences/ASCO Prostate Cancer News Source Type: news

Kids more likely to suffer depression from toxic parents
Melissa Bright, a psychology research scientist at the University of Florida, is exploring how stressful experiences during childhood relates to a child's health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unsafe delivery of vaccine kills 15 children in South Sudan
In a remote village in South Sudan, 15 children died from severe toxicity caused by contaminated measles vaccines, government health investigators said Thursday. The National Adverse Events Following Immunization Committee, supported by the World Health Organization, and UNICEF vaccine safety experts examined the cases and those of 32 other children who suffered fever, vomiting and diarrhea. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methanol from African Plants Kills Mesothelioma Cells
This study provides evidences of the cytotoxicity of the tested plant extract and highlights the good activity of Elephantopus mollis and Kalanchoe crenata,” Kuete wrote. “They deserve more exploration to develop novel cytotoxic drugs.” The post Methanol from African Plants Kills Mesothelioma Cells appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: African medicinal plants African whitewood apoptosis mesothelioma BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine breast cancer Cameroon cancer chemotherapy colon cancer cytotoxicity against mesothelioma cells doxorubicin Dr. Victor Kuete Source Type: news

15 Times Brooke Shields Captured The Highs And Lows Of Motherhood
Brooke Shields is no stranger to the highs and lows of parenting. The actress and her husband, Chris Henchy, have two daughters, 14-year-old Rowan and 11-year-old Grier. Over the years, Shields has been incredibly open about her experiences as a mother ― from her battle with postpartum depression (the subject of her 2005 memoir Down Came the Rain) to her parenting rules to her hopes for her children.  In honor of her birthday this week, we’ve compiled some of her most honest and touching quotes about parenthood. On her fears as a mother “I’m terrified that I’m not really understanding wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment Can Result in ‘Financial Toxicity’ for Patients and Families
As part of our coverage of the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, we discuss the impact of financial toxicity on cancer patients and their families. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Yousuf Zafar, MD Tags: Conferences/ASCO Street Team Q & Source Type: news

Toxic Algal Blooms Are A Growing Threat. Trump’s Budget Cuts Won't Help.
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Everyday chemicals' linked to cancer
Conclusion This valuable laboratory study gives a further insight into how BRCA2 mutations could lead to cancer development. Aldehydes could further reduce the amount of DNA repair protein that people with an abnormal BRCA2 gene copy are able to produce. However, we shouldn't jump to any conclusions from this. For one thing, aldehydes are naturally present in the environment, as well as included in diverse products, from cosmetics to fossil fuel. We can't lay the blame on individual products and it's difficult to completely eradicate exposure to aldehydes. This study alone can't inform on a safe or toxic exposure level, ei...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

NIH Study Suggests Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals
NIEHS study reveals baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less essential nutrients compared to teeth from children without autism (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 2, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Autism Facts & Information Source Type: news

New catalytic converter composite reduces rare earth element usage
(Kumamoto University) Strict emissions regulations are important for maintaining the health of humans and the environment, but strict regulations also bring technological challenges to overcome. Automobile catalytic converters convert harmful pollutants to less toxic substances, but they require the use of the relatively expensive rare earth element, Cerium. Japanese researchers have designed a new catalyst that reduces the amount of the rare earth element used by 30 percent from reference catalysts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Helping Families Deal with the Stress of Relocation After a Disaster
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 09/26/2016 This nine-page document provides information and tips for healthcare professionals about helping families deal with relocation after a disaster. It provides basic information about stress; signs of and ways to help family members deal with relocation stress; signs of stress in young people of different age groups, from preschool to high school age; ways to help young people deal with stress, from preschool to high school age; how to help the elderly deal with relocation stress; and where to find further information on these topics. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Re...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Spirit Airlines pilot and wife overdosed, report confirms
A toxicology report confirmed a drug overdose as the cause of death for a Spirit Airlines pilot and his wife, who were found dead in their southwest Ohio home on March 16. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ISIS borrows tactic from the vaccine industry by testing chemical weapons on human guinea pigs
(Natural News) ISIS is using human guinea pigs to test toxic chemical weapons for later deployment against the West, the British news media is reporting. Iraqi special forces reportedly found evidence of chemical experiments on prisoners in papers hidden at Mosul University. The Iraq military recently regained most of that city back from the terrorist army.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between autism, toxic lead levels found in baby teeth
New research by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found a link between autism and elevated lead levels in baby teeth. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Open Letter To Gwyneth Paltrow About GOOP
Dear Ms. Paltrow, I understand you recently said that anyone who is going to f*ck with you better bring their A game.   I’m pretty sure you don’t mean comment on your recipes but rather the growing exasperation from medical professionals and journalists alike at the almost constant debunking of the health “advice” and all around medical bullshit that you and your pals at GOOP promote and sell. No, we don’t have adrenal fatigue we have goopitis. When I tell you that alcohol is a toxin I am not f*cking with you I am being factual. Do you really think everything in the world is a toxin exce...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Windstream COO, Pharmacist to Launch Marijuana Testing Lab
Former Windstream executive Brent Whittington and pharmacist Brandon Thornton on Thursday announced Steep Hill Arkansas, a medical marijuana testing laboratory that would work with Arkansas' cultivators and dispensaries. The business is affiliated with Steep Hill Labs Inc. of Berkeley, California, and would be the global company's first lab in the Southeast. Whittington and Thornton are co-owners of Steep Hill Arkansas. "As a pharmacist, I'm always worried about patient safety," Thornton told Arkansas Business on Thursday. "And when the [medical marijuana] amendment was passed in Arkansas, I really wanted to...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Businesses, beware ABQ's toxic sick-leave ballot measure
Presumption of employer retaliation. Translation: Employers are guilty of revenge against their employees until proven innocent. Due to this language alone, no Albuquerque employer can ignore or shrug off the paid-sick-leave ballot question, going before voters in October. In fact, by the end of this column, it’s my hope that the facts presented about this proposed ordinance will keep employers up at night until it’s de feated at the ballot box. As our coalition of more than two dozen trade… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Espinoza Source Type: news

NYC ready to dump millions of gallons of toxic chlorine into the city's sewer system
(Natural News) In an effort to mitigate the mounting problem of water pollution in New York City, officials are planning to dump chlorine into the city’s sewers to disinfect wastewater in the pipes before it flows out into bodies of water in Queens and the Bronx. It’s a measure designed and greenlit by the appropriate environmental... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news