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The EPA is Continuing to Roll Back Regulations

The EPA is Continuing to Roll Back Regulations The EPA is rolling back environmental regulations during the current pandemic, which is bothering certain lawmakers. One senator even called what is happening a “pandemic of pollution.” Regulations including fuel efficiency and mercury emissions are now much weaker, and companies can choose if they are able to […]

Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America Johnson & Johnson will no longer be selling talc-based baby powder in North America. It has had to deal with many lawsuits because of asbestos contamination in the product. Baby powder is made of talc, which is a naturally occurring mineral that can […]

Zantac Can Cause Colon Cancer

Zantac Can Cause Colon Cancer Within the last year, Zantac was discovered to cause cancer. The main ingredient, ranitidine, breaks down and turns into the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). It breaks down over time, but it also breaks down much faster when exposed to high temperatures. People who took Zantac or other ranitidine-based drugs are at […]

Methane Emissions are Worse Than Being Reported

Methane Emissions are Worse Than Being Reported Methane emissions are worse than what is being reported. In 2017 alone, natural gas drillers released 1.1 million tons of methane, which is 16 times the amount they disclosed. Fugitive emissions came from 8,000 unconventional gas wells, totaling 543,000 tons of methane added to the atmosphere while 70,150 […]

Pollution Levels are Decreasing because of COVID-19 Quarantine

Pollution Levels are Decreasing because of COVID-19 Quarantine Human activity has caused different areas around the world to experience large levels of pollution. Burning fuel to get from one place to another and to power different industries has contributed significantly to poor air quality. Now that most people are staying home to stop the spread […]

Zantac Recalled Because of Cancer Risk

The heartburn drug Zantac has been found to contain a dangerous carcinogen. People need to stop taking the drug and find an alternative for their own safety. The FDA recently called for Zantac to be removed from store shelves. All drugs containing the main ingredient ranitidine also need to be removed. This was the result of finding that ranitidine […]

COVID-19 is Fueling the Opioid Crisis

Despite everything happening, the opioid crisis is continuing to rage on. It has become even more troublesome because different treatment options might not be available. Doctors have had to reduce their hours, practice telemedicine, or even close their offices to protect themselves and their patients. Methadone patients have especially been hit hard. Typically, they must go to […]

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2020

From April 1 to April 7, 2020, The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is once again kicking off its global campaign of education and awareness about the risks of asbestos exposure and the need for a ban with Global Asbestos Awareness Week.  The event, now in its 16th consecutive year, will focus on different aspects throughout the […]

Man Sentenced for Illegal Asbestos Removal at his Property

Man Sentenced for Illegal Asbestos Removal at his Property The man who illegally removed asbestos at his Westinghouse facility has been sentenced in court. He was sentenced to one month of prison, nine months of house arrest, and three years of probation. The man is a resident of Mt Lebanon and is a commercial and […]

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