Toxic Torts

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Asbestos was Found in 20 Percent of Tested Cosmetics.

Asbestos was Found in 20 Percent of Tested Cosmetics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently found that 20 percent of tested cosmetic products   contained asbestos. AMA Analytical Services was given the task to test the different products, which were provided by the FDA.  The FDA bought the different products from stores and gave them […]

The Heartburn Medication Zantac can Cause Liver and Lung Cancer

The Heartburn Medication Zantac can Cause Liver and Lung Cancer Ranitidine, also known as Zantac, has been found to cause cancer. Many people who took it for their heartburn are finding out that they were endangering their lives. In September 2019, the FDA announced that it found N-nitrosodimethylamine(NDMA) in ranitidine. Later in the month, the […]

Crude Oil Refineries are Exposing Nearby Residents to Benzene

Crude Oil Refineries are Exposing Nearby Residents to Benzene The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that 10 refineries across the United States are releasing amounts of benzene that exceeds federal action levels into surrounding areas. Of 114 refineries across the United States, 10 were big violators of pollution regulations. The worst was in eastern Pennsylvania […]

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