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February 2002 Archives

Chromium 6 Can Cause Cancer

Chromium 6 Found in San Diego Neighborhood SAN DIEGO, CA -- February 15, 2002 -- California air quality investigators have found high levels of a cancer-causing substance, chromium 6 or hexavalent chromium, in the Barrio Logan area of San Diego (San Diego Union-Tribune, February 1, 2002). Out of 87 samples...

Men Claim Respirator Masks Ineffective

Award Against 3M Holmes County, MS -- February 15, 2002 -- A Mississippi Circuit court has affirmed a $22.5 million jury award against Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. (3M), a manufacturer of respirator masks and other products. The ruling favors four laborers who had worked near asbestos-contaminated boiler rooms and...