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December 2002 Archives

Wood Preservatives May Cause Cancer, Groups Say

Groups Sue to Force EPA Ban of Arsenic-Laced Wood Preservatives WASHINGTON, DC -- December 27, 2002 -- The Communications Workers of America and the environmental group, Beyond Pesticides, have filed a federal lawsuit to stop the use of toxic wood preservatives containing pentachlorophenol (penta), creosote, or the arsenic compound known...

Death Due to Secondhand Smoke

Court Upholds Secondhand Smoke Award in Airline Case SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- December 27, 2002 -- Olympic Airways was responsible for an asthmatic passenger's death caused by secondhand smoke, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled (Rubina Hasain v. Olympic Airways). The Court affirmed a lower court decision...