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Lawmakers support reform of federal law addressing toxic chemicals, P.1

Staying healthy these days is a challenge, not only in terms of diet, exercise and proper rest, but also in terms of avoiding toxic chemicals in the products we use every day. Because of the impact of toxic chemicals on health and quality of life, the issue is something all of us should be concerned about as consumers.

Work with experienced attorney when exposed to toxic substances on the job

Exposure to hazardous chemicals can have serious effects. Benzene exposure is a relatively common form of chemical exposure which one hears about in the news from time to time, and often involves workers who claim to have been exposed to the toxic substance in the course of their work.

Internet communication increasingly impacting toxic tort claims

Toxic tort litigation, as readers may know, can involve a variety of types of injury. Some claims in toxic tort litigation stem from chemical exposure to dangerous pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices. Others involve exposure to toxins in the workplace.

Benzene exposure cases a reminder of industry’s potential impact on public health

Industry’s which involve highly toxic chemicals have a huge responsibility, not only with respect to the environment, but also with respect to government regulators and the public. Carelnessness in industry can, of course, result in serious environmental pollution and adverse health effects.

Article downplays BP role in Gulf pollution, critics lash out

Toxic tort litigation is an important area of personal injury law which allows those who are exposed to toxic chemicals to recover for the resulting ill effects of those chemicals. Toxic torts can arise in a variety of circumstances, including industrial sites, military bases, and even our own homes. Toxic tort litigation frequently involves environmental factors, particularly pertaining to the purity of drinking water sources.

BP claims administrator criticized for inefficiency in settling oil spill claims

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, as our readers are aware, set off a massive amount of litigation not only over injuries and deaths of workers and those affected by the toxic spill, but also by those who were financially impacted by the incident.  British Petroleum, the primary party responsible for the spill, has been hit with hundreds of lawsuits in connection with the spill and will spend billions to resolve claims.

Georgia chemical company under scrutiny for spill record

The safety record of a Georgia chemical company is currently under scrutiny due to repeated chemical spills. MFG Chemical, Inc., located in Dalton, has reportedly been responsible for 6 chemical spills or releases since 2004. An incident in 2012 led to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issuing 20 safety violations. A total of 40 workers from other companies were hospitalized in connection with that incident, and a total of $77,000 in penalties have been issued in connection with the spills. Two more workers were recently injured in another incident.

Oil company reaches massive settlement over environmental contamination

You don’t have to be a health nut to appreciate that we live in a toxic world. Exposure can come from dangerous work environments, medical products, household chemicals, and many other places. The BP oil spill of 2010 is a particularly clear indication of this, though there are many smaller ways we are exposed to dangerous substances

Are toxins causing a 'brain drain' among our children?

Even while people are just a couple of weeks pregnant, they have grand ideas about the people that their children will be. Parents dream that their kids will be healthy, smart, kind, etc. When it comes to a kid's health and intelligence, those qualities are more linked than some might understand. 

Georgia-Pacific sued for pollution again, by new plaintiffs

In the midst of a class-action lawsuit involving numerous Georgia plaintiffs, some might see a couple's lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific as just a drop in a bucket full of pollution complaints. To every individual behind a toxic tort case, however, their argument and loss is nothing to underestimate.

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