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February 2003 Archives

Bar on Class Actions Harmed Consumers

AT&T's Forced Arbitration System Illegal, Appeals Court Says SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- February 21, 2003 -- Portions of AT&T's contracts that force long distance consumers to submit claims to arbitration rather than to the courts are illegal, according to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth...

Chemicals May Cause Serious Harm, Even Cancer

CDC Reports on Human Exposure to Chemicals WASHINGTON, DC -- February 7, 2003 -- The government has released a study of the U.S. population's exposure to 116 environmental chemicals that may cause serious harm or even cancer. These include chemicals in perfumes, deodorants, soaps, shampoos, nail polishes, insecticides, paints, adhesives,...

American Lung Association Issue Tobacco Report

Many States Failing to Protect Public From Tobacco NEW YORK, NY -- February 7, 2003 -- After obtaining more than $240 billion in tobacco settlements, most U.S. states have wasted the chance to fund comprehensive plans that protect the public from tobacco-related diseases, according to the first annual American Lung...