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In March of 2017, we provided you with information about the growing number of ovarian cancer cases brought against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) because of their baby powder product. At that time, there had been three cases with large-dollar verdicts against JNJ, with $72 million the biggest of the three. As of May, 2017, a
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Home Safety and Defective Products

  • June 13, 2017
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National Home Safety Month, which falls in June, is meant to remind us to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Accidents in the home take hundreds of thousands of lives every year. The National Safety Council’s (NSC) Injury Facts 2017 reported that, during 2015, 146,571 unintentional deaths occurred in the U.S. While staying safe
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Talcum powder and baby powder (which is made of talc)—everyday items that so many women use after a shower or bath—have concrete links with certain types of ovarian cancer. A study published in the May, 2016, issue of the medical journal Epidemiology reported that, after prolonged use in the genital-perineal area, talcum powder could raise
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Breaking News about Roundup and Liver Damage

  • February 15, 2017
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Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has been found to cause nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) at very low doses. The pioneering study, done with rats and published in Nature, is the very first one to demonstrate a “causative link between an environmentally-relevant level of Roundup consumption over the long-term and a serious
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Think Twice About Your Exposure to Pesticides

  • February 3, 2017
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We have told you previously about problems with Roundup, a broad-spectrum herbicide implicated as a risk factor for developing the cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But recent harmful incidents involving pesticides have surfaced in which people have sustained permanent damage and disability. What Are Pesticides? Pesticides kill many things. According to the Environmental Protection Agency
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Wood Stove Safety

  • January 11, 2017
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The smell and sound of a wood fire, the warmth that it emits, and possibly some savings for your wallet as well—no wonder so many of us enjoy heating our homes with wood stoves. Used properly, wood stoves can be an effective way to heat your place. But wood stoves also carry some risks if
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Has Your Christmas Gift Been Recalled?

  • January 6, 2017
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It certainly seems as if 2016 was The Year of the Recall, as products ranged from Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones to additional Takata airbag recalls to Cuisinart food processors as old as 20 years. But did you know that many, many more products were recalled during 2016? In fact, in December alone, 26 products
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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Danger in our Devices

  • October 17, 2016
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The news stories just keep coming about explosions and fires involving lithium-ion batteries found in every tech-based device, from smartphones to e-cigarettes. As of this writing, Samsung has stopped making the Galaxy Note 7 and is distributing protective gloves and fireproof boxes so that users can return the explosive phones safely. And e-cigarette burns are
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E-cigarette Poisonings of Children Jumping Higher

  • July 28, 2016
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E-cigarettes and the practice of vaping are often seen as a less-risky alternative to regular cigarettes. And they may be—for adults—but not for children. The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes has been responsible for poisoning nearly ten thousand kids over the past five and a half years. A concentrated dose of liquid nicotine can cause
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The Deadly, Invisible, and Odorless Enemy

  • February 2, 2016
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Carbon monoxide (CO) deaths spike annually during colder weather, mostly due to portable heaters and faulty home heating systems. Every year, about 170 people die from CO poisoning due to malfunctioning furnaces, water heaters, portable heaters, portable generators, fireplaces, and charcoal burned inside the home. Others die from such causes as cars left running inside
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