Cancer cells co-opt pain-sensing 'wasabi receptor' to survive oxidative stress
(Harvard Medical School) Some cancers express unusually high levels of a neural calcium channel known as the 'wasabi receptor,' which plays a role in detecting pain, cold and other sensations. New research finds cancer cells co-opt this neural channel to increase their tolerance against toxic oxidative stress. Blocking the activity of this channel in mice curbs tumor growth and makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PFAS chemicals are now in the drinking water of about 16 million Americans, new study concludes
(Natural News) You might be one of the 16 million Americans who are drinking polluted water. A recent study found that the drinking water of numerous counties in 36 states tested positive for toxic chemicals called perfluorinated compounds (PFAS), an article in the Bucks County Courier Times stated. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) mapped out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aluminium phosphide poisoning resulting in cardiac arrest, successful treatment with Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR): a case report - Lehoux J, Hena Z, McCabe M, Peek G.
We report a case of a 3-year-old female with acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Clinical consequences of toxic envenomations by Hymenoptera - Schmidt JO.
Many familiar Hymenoptera are brightly colored and can sting painfully-thus, their threat and clinical importance may be exaggerated. Most stinging insects only sting to defend themselves or their colonies from predators. The clinical nature of Hymenoptera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Singaporean authorities find 18 cosmetic products contain high levels of mercury and other dangerous ingredients
(Natural News) The national health product regulator of Singapore has identified 18 cosmetics that failed to declare the dangerous ingredients they contained. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned that these beauty products contain unsafe levels of mercury and other toxic ingredients, an article in The Straight Times stated. In a recent statement, the HSA revealed that some of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Teething Babies Need Medicine on Their Gums? No
Teething is a normal part of childhood that doesn ’ t need a'cure'with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. FDA warns parents that benzocaine products are not safe for treating teething in children. There are safer, non-toxic alternatives. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shining a light on toxic chemicals curbs industrial use
(Georgia Institute of Technology) A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wondered whether federal regulators can persuade companies to abandon toxic chemicals by simply highlighting that information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overdoses Of K2 Climb To 56 In Brooklyn: The Five Dollar High That Can Kill You
Investigators now believe that a potent and highly toxic batch of K2 led to 56 overdoses and at least 15 arrests since Saturday throughout various areas in Brooklyn, New York. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Ethanol Extraction Recalls Alcohol Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Lake Michigan Distilling Company, LLC of La Porte, Indiana, doing business as Ethanol Extraction, is recalling its 95% Ethyl Alcohol product ( “Product”) because of possible contamination with methanol, a highly toxic type of alcohol that can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage if ingested by humans or animals. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Finally! The “New England Journal of Medicine” discovers medical toxicology
4 out of 5 stars Case 12-2018: A 30-Year-Old Woman with Cardiac Arrest. Goldstein JN, Dudzinski DM, Erickson TB et al. N Engl J Med 2018 Apr 19;378:1538-1549. Reference In the past, we’ve complained that the New England Journal of Medicine never seemed to include a toxicologist or emergency physician as a discussant in relevant cases in their series “Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital.” This resulted in some embarrassingly lame reviews, especially for a journal of such prestige. Well, it looks like the editors may finally have seen the light. In a recent issue, our...
Source: The Poison Review - May 22, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical case records of the massachusetts general hospital doxepin new england journal of medicine tricyclic overdose Source Type: news

Toxic Lava From Hawaii Volcano Eruption Could Threaten Nearby Power Plant
(PAHOA, Hawaii) — The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the sea over the weekend. It’s been generating plumes of lava haze or “laze” as it interacts with seawater. It’s just the latest hazard from a weeks-old eruption that has so far generated earthquakes and featured gushing molten rock, giant ash plumes and sulfur dioxide. The eruption has destroyed more than 40 buildings forced more than...
Source: TIME: Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jae C. Hong and Audrey McAvoy / AP Tags: Uncategorized hawaii onetime Source Type: news

Lava Creeps Onto Power Plant Site On Hawaii's Big Island
Workers rushed to shut down the Puna Geothermal Venture plant to prevent the release of toxic gases. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

The survivalist's simple guide to poison ivy: What it is and what to do if you've touched it
(Natural News) Hiking is usually an invigorating activity that lets you commune with nature. But what do you do if you accidentally touch poison ivy while you’re on a hike? Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a plant that can cause various painful side effects when it comes into contact with skin. (h/t BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com.) The dangers of poison ivy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic mushrooms in Iran kill 11 people and poison more than 800
Up to 10 provinces, mostly in west of country, affected by mass fungi poisoningAt least 11 people have reportedly died in Iran after eating toxic mushrooms.Emergency services in up to 10 provinces, mostly in the west of the country, reported that more than 800 people had become ill after mushroom poisoning and scores had been taken to hospital. It is unclear what kind of mushroom those affected had eaten.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Saeed Kamali Dehghan Iran correspondent Tags: Iran Middle East and North Africa Food safety World news Fungi Biology Science & drink Poison Life and style Plants Environment Source Type: news

To test or not to test? The value of toxicology in a delayed overdose death - Walsh EE, Shoff EN, Elizabeth Zaney M, Hime GW, Garavan F, Boland DM.
A case demonstrating the necessity of thorough death investigation processes where toxicology plays an active role is presented. A 33-year-old white man presented to the emergency room in respiratory distress after an overdose episode where he was revived ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Toxicological investigation in blood samples from suspected impaired driving cases in the Milan area: possible loss of evidence due to late blood sampling - Ferrari D, Manca M, Premaschi S, Banfi G, Locatelli M.
Driving under the influence of illicit drugs (DUID) represents a significant menace to public safety and is therefore sanctioned with severe fines and penalties such as driving disqualification or even arrest in case the accident has caused serious injury ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Accidental or intentional exposure to potentially toxic medications, natural toxins and chemicals during pregnancy: analysis of data from Tox Info Suisse - Vogel T, L üde S, Baumgartner R, Rauber-Lüthy C, Simões-Wüst AP.
OBJECTIVE: Affected women and health professionals are still often unsure about how to react to exposures to potentially harmful agents during pregnancy. We wanted to find out which agents worry both pregnant women and professionals, under what circumstanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Toxic thrombocytopenia during Nerium oleander poisoning - Bataille C, Capaldo L, Courtois A, Seguy B, Lotiron C, Labadie M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Cuban epidemic neuropathy: insights into the toxic-nutritional hypothesis through international collaboration - Gonz ález-Quevedo A, Santiesteban-Freixas R, Eells JT, Lima L, Sadun AA.
From 1991 to 1993, an epidemic of optic and peripheral neuropathy-the largest of the century-broke out in Cuba, affecting more than 50,000 people. Initially the main clinical features were decreased visual acuity, central and cecocentral scotomas, impaired... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Hawaii Volcano's Lava Spews 'Laze' Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The Air
Lava from the Kileaua volcano is pouring into the Pacific Ocean, generating a plume of "laze" — hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles — into the air.(Image credit: USGS/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

The FDA Is Continuing to Crack Down on Youth E-Cigarette Use
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ramping up its efforts to curtail youth use of e-cigarettes — and demanding answers from some of the companies that make them. The FDA on Thursday announced that official requests for information were sent to five e-cigarette manufacturers: J Well, for Bo Starter Kit; YGT Investment LLC and 7 Daze LLC, for Zoor Kit; Liquid Filling Solutions LLC, for Myle Products; and SVR Inc., for SMPO Kit. The agency is requesting information about the companies’ marketing practices, product design and consumer complaints, in an effort to understand the youth appeal of their products,...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Vitamin C can neutralize chlorine in water
(Natural News) While there are those who rely on chlorination for clean water, not many are aware that various studies have confirmed that chlorine is a toxic chemical. Exposure to chlorine can damage the arteries and weaken the immune system. Additionally, ingesting chlorine can cause oxidative stress in the cells and destroy fatty acids that are crucial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites
How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you ’ re supposed to wait two weeks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Swimming Pools Water Hot Tubs Diarrhea Hazardous and Toxic Substances Bacteria Parasites Source Type: news

Environmental Health & Toxicology Resources for the Public and Professionals
July 25, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An appeals court says CA can list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen
(Natural News) After much fanfare, a state appeals court has ruled that California can list glyphosate as a carcinogen — and that the state’s ban on discharging the herbicide into public waterways stands, too. Despite Monsanto’s best efforts to keep the toxicity of their product under wraps, the ruling in California is undoubtedly a small... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At War: Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?
Last week, U.S. veterans asked a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor for exposing them to toxic emissions from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SETH HARP Tags: Veterans United States Defense and Military Forces Defense Contracts Suits and Litigation (Civil) Hazardous and Toxic Substances KBR Inc Source Type: news

Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer
Not only can a geriatric assessment evaluate medical, psychosocial, and functional problems in older patients with cancer, it can also predict toxicity and guide interventions.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Old drug provides promising new avenue for treatment of MND
(University of Liverpool) An international study led by biochemists at the University of Liverpool has shown that the drug-molecule ebselen can correct many of the toxic characteristics of a protein that causes some cases of hereditary motor neurone disease (MND). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microglia are key defenders against prion diseases
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Prion diseases are slow degenerative brain diseases that occur in people and various other mammals. No vaccines or treatments are available, and these diseases are almost always fatal. Scientists have found little evidence of a protective immune response to prion infections. Further, microglia -- brain cells usually involved in the first level of host defense against infections of the brain -- have been thought to worsen these diseases by secreting toxic molecules that can damage nerve cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prospects for harnessing biocide resistance for bioremediation and detoxification
Prokaryotes in natural environments respond rapidly to high concentrations of chemicals and physical stresses. Exposure to anthropogenic toxic substances—such as oil, chlorinated solvents, or antibiotics—favors the evolution of resistant phenotypes, some of which can use contaminants as an exclusive carbon source or as electron donors and acceptors. Microorganisms similarly adapt to extreme pH, metal, or osmotic stress. The metabolic plasticity of prokaryotes can thus be harnessed for bioremediation and can be exploited in a variety of ways, ranging from stimulated natural attenuation to bioaugmentation and fro...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Atashgahi, S., Sanchez-Andrea, I., Heipieper, H. J., van der Meer, J. R., Stams, A. J. M., Smidt, H. Tags: special/review Source Type: news

CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level
It's unlikely that anyone currently has edible romaine lettuce that's contaminated with the toxic strain of E. coli bacteria sickening people nationwide since March. That was the message Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if not exactly a thundering signal of “all clear,” it's pretty close. Romaine lettuce has a shelf life of […]Related:Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State-owned chemical company in China found to be illegally dumping toxic chemical waste
(Natural News) If it is frustrating that many privately-owned chemical companies across the globe are damaging the environment and threatening our health, it’s even more distressing to find out there are state-owned businesses who are notoriously contributing to the aggravating case of pollution. Shanxi Sanwei Group Co. Ltd., is under hot waters for another environmental violation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian And The Toxic Trend Of Bad Celebrity Health Advice
Poor messaging can lead to terrible mental and physical consequences. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic Gases Add to Hazards Near Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano Toxic Gases Add to Hazards Near Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano
Toxic gas emanating from steaming gashes on the flank of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano on Tuesday added to the danger facing residents, whose escape routes are threatened with closure because of lava flows, officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Did you know you breathe in highly toxic jet engine air every time you travel?
(Natural News) During flights, every breath you take inside an airliner’s passenger cabin fills your lungs with air taken directly from the plane’s jet engines. An article in Green Med Info stated that this exposes you to tricresyl phosphates (TCPs) and other deadly chemicals used to ensure the smooth operation of the engines. This is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A step-by-step guide to making your own powdered milk
(Natural News) Powdering milk is a convenient way to preserve the milk you get from your homestead. Not only does this save you money, you avoid commercially pasteurized and processed milk, which may or may not be filled with toxic chemicals. It is recommended to strain or home pasteurize milk before drying. The simplest way to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas doctor accused of giving fake diagnoses, faces $240 million health care fraud case
A 70-year-old McAllen Texas resident, Maria Zapata, went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said. After years of treatment that didn't help, she went to another doctor who told her she didn't really have arthritis. Zapata was not the only patient to be misdiagnosed, according to a joint federal and local investigation. The task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a $240 million medical fraud case. The D...
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attorneys Debate Flint Water Crisis Retaliation Claims At 6th Circuit
CINCINNATI - Attorneys for the city of Flint, Mich., and those for the woman who was formerly the city administrator before she became a whistleblower presented arguments on May 4 before the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals debating the validity of the woman's claim for retaliation under the Michigan Whistleblowers Protection Act (WPA), and the U.S. Constitution (Natasha Henderson v. Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Co-Liaison Counsel In Flint Water Case: Class Counsel Should Be Removed
DETROIT - The co-liaison counsel that represents some of the individual plaintiffs in the lead-contaminated water crisis lawsuit brought against the city of Flint, Mich., on May 7 filed a reply brief in Michigan federal court contending that joint representation of the class and thousands of individuals constitutes a conflict of interest that supports removal of the co-lead class counsel (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™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Iowa Man's Glyphosate Cancer Case Against Monsanto Sent To Roundup MDL
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on May 10 transferred to the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products liability litigation a case in which an Iowa man contends that he developed T-cell lymphoma as a result of exposure to glyphosate and other chemicals in the herbicide Roundup (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Parties Dispute Amount Of Lead Paint Abatement Fund In California Lawsuit
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The former makers of lead paint and the municipalities that sued those companies alleging that they are responsible for a public nuisance that was created by the presence of lead paint each filed briefs in California state court on April 17 making separate arguments for the recalculation of the abatement fund (California v. ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al., No. 00-CV-788657, Calif. Super., Santa Clara Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Residents: EPA Reports Should Be Excluded From Evidence In Groundwater Case
GREENVILLE, Miss. - Residents who allege that a group of companies are liable for groundwater contamination on May 10 filed a brief in Mississippi federal court contending that it should exclude all reports and opinions of the EPA Region 4 that are included in the companies' disclosure of expert witnesses (Joe E. Sledge, et al. v. Meritor Inc., et al., No. 16-CV-053, N.D. Miss.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Texas Panel Reverses $6.98M Benzene Ruling, Says Causation 'Legally Insufficient'
DALLAS - A Texas appellate panel on May 8 reversed a trial court judgment of $6,985,535.25 and rendered a take-nothing judgment in favor of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. after the panel determined that the evidence of causation regarding the company's liability for a man's cancer diagnosis related to benzene exposure was "legally insufficient" (E.I. DuPont de Nemours& Company v. Virgil Hood, et al., No. 05-16-00609-CV, Texas. App., 5th Dist.; 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 3228). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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JPMDL Transfers Cases Against DuPont To C8 Injury MDL, For A Total Of 3,423
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on May 10 transferred seven cases to the multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (In re: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company: Groundwater Ruling Should Not Be Reconsidered; Groups Lack Standing
TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on May 7 filed a supplemental brief in New Jersey federal court arguing that the court should deny environmental groups' motion for reconsideration of its prior ruling that they failed to produce sufficient evidence to show that NL and other companies violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) when they discharged pollutants in levels that exceeded federal permits and contaminated local groundwater (Raritan Baykeeper, et al. v. NL Industries Ind., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Residents Sue Remediation Company For Falsifying Soil Samples From Superfund Site
SAN FRANCISCO - One hundred forty-nine residents who live near a Superfund site in San Francisco sued an environmental remediation company in California state court May 1, claiming that the company falsified soil samples during its alleged cleanup of the property and that its failure to fully complete the work it was paid $1.1 billion to do has led to higher rates of breast and cervical cancer and asthma (Bayview Hunters Point Residents, et al. v. Tetra Tech Inc., et al., No. CGC-18-566188, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Some Claims For Groundwater Contamination May Proceed Against New GM, Judge Says
NEW YORK - A judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on May 4 partially granted an injunction sought by debtor General Motors LLC, known as New GM, and concluded that some groundwater contamination claims asserted by Michigan residents could proceed, but only with regard to assumed liability for compliance with statutory based environmental laws for violations that occurred after the bankruptcy asset sale (In re: Motors Liquidation Company, f/k/a General Motors Corp., et al., No. 09-50026, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Firm: Attorney Fee Appeal For Work In Nuclear Waste Injury Case 'Frivolous'
DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will consider a law firm's motion for damages, costs and sanctions for what the firm calls a frivolous appeal in an underlying lawsuit for injuries against Dow Chemical Co. related to injuries from exposure to nuclear waste, according to an order issued by the 10th Circuit clerk on May 10 (Louise M. Roselle, et al. v. Berger& Montague P.C., No. 17-1328, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Agency Amends Beryllium Exposure Rule, Adopts General Industry Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on May 7 amended its final rule adopting a comprehensive general industry standard for exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Magistrate Says Causation Opinions Of 3 Experts In Radiation Case All Flawed
CHICAGO - An Illinois federal magistrate judge on May 7 recommended excluding the causation opinions of three experts for a couple seeking to hold General Electric Co. liable for the husband's dementia based on his exposure to radiation while working at nuclear power plants (Steven Lawson, et al. v. General Electric Company, No. 16-04299, N.D. Ill.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news