Chemicals and Toxic Substances

Agency Considering New Rule for Acceptable Exposure to Silica
Silica exposure is a problem that many workers have to deal with on a daily basis. Workers in construction sites may frequently encounter the mineral when performing their basic job tasks, and this prolonged exposure could lead to health problems....
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The Use of Toxic Substances in Consumer Products
On Behalf of Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 18, 2013 | Chemicals and Toxic Substances | Do you think twice about what you buy? Most Americans do not. They trust the makers of products to do so with consumers’ health...
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Laundry Detergent Pods
Throughout the United States, children are suffering serious injuries due to the ingestion of laundry detergent pods. The dangerous chemicals inside these pods can cause severe damage and even death to your child. Reports show that in recent years, more...
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National Gypsum Part of New Class Action Lawsuit
National Gypsum Focus of New Drywall Lawsuit January 26, 2010 — U.S. drywall manufacturer National Gypsum has been named in a class-action lawsuit for producing wallboard with similar corrosive properties to defective Chinese drywall. National Gypsum has denied blame for...
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Health Effects from Contaminated Bleed Air System
Contaminated Bleed Air System Fills Cabin with Toxic Engine Fumes, Flight Attendant Suffers Serious Side Effects August 26, 2009 — On April 11, 2007, flight attendant Terry Williams, a 17-year veteran of the skies, was working first-class aboard a McDonnell...
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Chinese Drywall Releases Corrosive Sulfur Gas, Damaging Homes
Sulfur Byproduct from Chinese Drywall Damages Homes, Causes Health Problems June 2, 2009 — Consumers that purchased new homes in south Florida thought they were moving into the home of their dreams. Unfortunately for some, their dream homes quickly became...
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National Guardsmen Exposed to Chromium in Iraq
Lethal Exposure of US Troops to Hexavalent Chromium in Iraq-Pentagon Contractor KBR at Fault? In 2003, members of the Oregon, South Carolina and Indiana National Guard were stationed at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in southern Iraq. During their...
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