Product News and Recalls

Talc Ovarian Cancer Claims Lead to Asbestos Settlement

talc ovarian cancer claim leads to asbestos settlement22 women suing Johnson & Johnson talc supplier Imerys over claims that its talc caused their ovarian cancer have settled an asbestos claim with the company before trial. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but the amount is known to be at least $5 million.

While some may be quick to see this as a significant step toward establishing evidence of the presence of the dangerous ...

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People are Forgetting to Turn Off their Cars – and It’s Killing Them

keyless car ignition systems are leading to carbon monoxide deathsIt wasn’t so long ago that it was pretty difficult to get away from your car without turning it off and taking your keys with you. Our keychains were the access centers of our lives. Without even thinking about it, we’d shift from our vehicles to our homes to our offices, and countless other stops in-between, with our keys at the ready each step of the way.

But ...

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Johnson & Johnson Talc Asbestos Case Ends in Mistrial

Johnson's baby powder asbestos case ends in mistrialThe Johnson & Johnson talc asbestos case filed by the family of Bertila Boyd-Bostic has ended in a mistrial as the jury in the case was unable to reach a unanimous decision.

The South Carolina case was filed by Boyd-Bostic’s family. Ms. Boyd-Bostic died at the age of just 30 after developing a rare form of mesothelioma which resulted in cancer of the lining of her heart. ...

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New Report Heightens Concerns Over Chemicals in Military Base Drinking Water

report heightens concerns over military base water contaminationA report issued by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) concludes that so-called “safe” levels of chemicals found to be contaminating the water supplies around domestic military bases are one-tenth of the amount allowed by EPA guidelines. Concerns over the report’s conclusions were only amplified when it was revealed that; citing fears of a “PR nightmare,” the Trump White House and EPA took ...

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Citing PR “Nightmare,” Government Hides Report on Military Water Contamination

White House and EPA hide report on military water contaminationIt has been one of the oldest, most overly-used tropes in the book. As the intended stewards of our nation’s natural resources, the Environmental Protection Agency has fought for decades against the notion that it puts owls over people; that it somehow values a small, previously unheard-of rodent over the potential impact of hundreds or thousands of jobs.

While the EPA’s regulations have put the brakes on initiatives ...

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California Bedbug Case Leads to Big Verdict, Permanent Scars

California bedbug case leads to million dollar verdictTwo years after moving into their Inglewood, California apartment, the Martinez family awoke one morning to the horrific sight of their then three-year-old son covered from head to toe in red spots. After a trip to the hospital, the diagnosis was in: the spots were bug bites. The question was what kind of bugs.

After a thorough search of their home, the family isolated the issue. Like so many other ...

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