Roundup Glyphosate

When considering the health impacts of Roundup, the world’s most popular herbicide, one might believe that only those who come into direct contact with it are in danger. However, research has shown that there are myriad ways a person can be exposed to Roundup and its dangerous components, which include glyphosate, a carcinogen, and polyoxyethyleneamine […]

Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

The popular herbicide Roundup, manufactured by chemical company behemoth Monsanto, has been linked to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, but an EcoWatch story from early 2015 contends that the product may be responsible for many more health issues. Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, has been at the heart of cancer risks – mainly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — associated with exposure. […]

Plaintiffs allege cancer caused by Johnson & Johnson products

Four women in the Pacific Northwest have joined together to sue Johnson & Johnson after they contracted cancer caused, they contend, by the company’s talc-containing personal hygiene products. Reported by Ed Friedrich of the Kitsap (Wash.) Sun, the case involves three women from Washington state and the family of a deceased Oregon woman. Annalisa Woltersdorf […]

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Johnson & Johnson wants cases moved from St. Louis

The maker of talc-containing personal hygiene products plans to ask an appellate court to move upcoming trials out of the courtroom where plaintiffs have won verdicts totaling $200 million this year. Johnson & Johnson officials, according to the St. Louis Business Journal, expect to ask the Missouri Court of Appeals to move future lawsuits out […]

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California woman awarded $70 million in talc powder lawsuit

Missouri jurors in October awarded a cancer patient nearly $70 million after finding that talc caused her disease. Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, Calif., sued Johnson & Johnson in federal court, contending that the company’s talc powder had caused her ovarian cancer. According to a USA Today story on the case, the jury sided with the […]

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Zonolite attic insulation contaminated with asbestos

A potentially deadly material may be lurking in the attic of many homes across Arkansas. From 1940 to 1980 an attic insulation product was sold in the state and elsewhere in the country. Zonolite. It was among the first of the “blown-in”-types of insulation. Instead of coming in rolls, Zonolite consisted of pellets or balls […]

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Iowa school project highlights asbestos presence

A school deconstruction project in Iowa is a textbook example of why the risk of exposure to asbestos continues decades after officials restricted its use. A story on the website of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier newspaper from Oct. 12, 2016, explains the Waterloo school district’s recent approval of a contract to tear down a building […]

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Metal-on-metal hip replacement trial begins in Texas

A third trial has begun in Texas that is likely to have wide-ranging repercussions for not only thousands of people who have had failed hip replacement surgeries but also for the companies responsible for the defective components. Another so-called “bellwether” case has begun in which seven plaintiffs allege that the metal-on-metal hip replacement devices they […]

Talc cancer lawsuit begins in St. Louis

Another trial has begun in St. Louis challenging personal hygiene product giant Johnson & Johnson and its use of talc powder. According to Consumer Advocacy news, the case, filed by Deborah Giannecchini, is another in a line of lawsuits alleging that Johnson & Johnson has known for decades that talc powder can lead to increased […]

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Asbestos-containing materials dumped in rural Washington state

A mystery in the Pacific Northwest illustrates one of the lingering dangers of asbestos. According to the Port Townsend (Wash.) Leader newspaper, nearly 100 bags of asbestos-containing siding were dumped in a rural area of Cape George, a hamlet on Puget Sound about 60 miles northwest of Seattle. Area residents found the bags, and local […]