Toxic Exposure

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages Johnson & Johnson was recently ordered to pay $2.1 billion in damages to women with ovarian cancer that blame it on their talcum powder use. Thousands of women have sued Johnson and Johnson saying they were never warned of the risks involved with using baby […]

Firefighters Have High Risk of Developing Mesothelioma

High Risk of Asbestos Exposure to Firemen According to a 2010 study by NIOSH analyzing the cancer incidence among firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, firefighters had a two-times higher risk of developing mesothelioma than the general public, particularly pleural mesothelioma, likely due to their occupational asbestos exposure. How are Firemen Exposed to Asbestos? Clothing […]

Hand Sanitizer is Now Allowed to Contain Benzene

Hand Sanitizer is Now Allowed to Contain Benzene Since the coronavirus pandemic started, many products including disinfectants, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and hand sanitizers have quickly left store shelves and have been hard to find. With so many people not being able to find these products, companies that do not typically make them have […]

The EPA is Continuing to Roll Back Regulations

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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

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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

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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 […]

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