Year: 2014

March sheds light on dangerous brain injuries

March sheds light on dangerous brain injuries This year, 2.4 million people will suffer a brain injury. More than 50,000 of those cases will result in death. The scariest part? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) don’t discriminate- everyone is constantly susceptible. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, established by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). […]

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation More than four years after its massive recall targeting accelerator, brake and floor mat issues, Toyota reached an unprecedented $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department. The investigation began in 2010 to determine if Toyota withheld safety information from both government officials […]

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation More than four years after its massive recall targeting accelerator, brake and floor mat issues, Toyota reached an unprecedented $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department. The investigation began in 2010 to determine if Toyota withheld safety information from both government officials […]

Groups protest use of benzene in China after cases of leukemia reported

Groups protest use of benzene in China after cases of leukemia reported Every day, Chinese factory workers arrive and begin to assemble some of the world’s most coveted items- including iPhones- and risk their life from exposure to benzene. Many electronics companies use the cancer-causing chemical in the production of their products under close supervision. […]

Asbestos in Ingram: The Local Risks

Asbestos in Ingram: The Local Risks Residents of Ingram, a small borough located just four miles west of Pittsburgh, recently experienced an asbestos exposure scare. When an apartment owner renovated his building, a local man noticed a beige-colored shingle he immediately identified as asbestos. The owner of the complex didn’t bother to have the property […]

GM recalls 1.6 million cars after 12 deaths link to faulty ignition switch

GM recalls 1.6 million cars after 12 deaths link to faulty ignition switch General Motors (GM) is recalling more than one million vehicles after a problem linked to at least 31 accidents and 12 deaths was identified. A defect in several models’ ignition switches causes the slightest jostle to move the key and shut the […]

Ignition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recallIgnition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recall

Ignition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recall General Motors announced a recall of Chevrolet Cavalier, model years 2005 to 2007 and Pontiac G5, 2007 model. In the event of rough terrain or bumping of the key in the ignition, it may switch to “off” or “accessory” and cause the car to stop […]

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