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Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines Have Been Recalled

Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines Have Been Recalled Certain Philips Respironics, BiPAP, and CPAP machines have been recalled. The sound dampening foam that is made from polyester based polyurethane can break down and enter the devices’ air pathway. Either black debris or chemicals released in the air can be inhaled or swallowed by the user. […]

Are Jewelers at Risk for Asbestos Exposure?

Are Jewelers at Risk for Asbestos Exposure? Before 1980, generations of jewelers were exposed to asbestos. Many trades used asbestos in processes that required heat or soldering. Asbestos is fire-resistant and chemical resistant. Raw asbestos fibers were  blended into fire-resistant molds and materials and sewn into tradesmens’ gloves and protective gear. When the deadly nature […]

Pennsylvania Could Get $1 Billion for Drug Prevention from Opioid Settlement

Pennsylvania Could Get $1 Billion for Drug Prevention from Opioid Settlement Pennsylvania could receive $1 billion because of two lawsuits occurring in multiple states. Attorney General Josh Shapiro claims that three of the country’s major pharmaceutical distributors and one manufacturer must pay up to $26 billion. The companies would be paying for their reckless marketing, […]

Brain Injuries in the NCAA

Brain Injuries in the NCAA Over the past few years, several stories have made news headlines involving concussions in young athletes that turned into catastrophic brain injuries. In many cases, a player was moved off the field when they shouldn’t have been. Some players were cleared to return to play before a doctor had seen […]

Johnson & Johnson Could Put All Talc Liabilities into a Separate Company

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Johnson & Johnson Could Put All Talc Liabilities into a Separate Company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is looking to put all its liability from its baby powder litigation into a new business to then file for bankruptcy protection. This would allow lower payments for cases that do not settle beforehand. There is a chance that […]

DuPont Released the Toxic Substance C8 into the Environment

DuPont Released the Toxic Substance C8 into the Environment Perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, is a chemical in the class of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that is used to make household chemicals like the non-stick pan coating Teflon. It is also found in waterproof clothing, stain-resistant carpets, microwave popcorn bags, fast-food wrappers, and many other products. It […]

Public School Staff at Risk For Asbestos-Related Diseases

Public School Staff at Risk For Asbestos-Related Diseases Asbestos fibers are microscopic needle-like crystals that can cause serious health problems. If inhaled, they can impede the normal functioning of the lungs and other soft-tissue organs. Since the body cannot break down asbestos, the fibers often work themselves deeper into tissue until the infected area becomes […]

Biomarkers Could be Used to Diagnose and Treat Head Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

Biomarkers Could be Used to Diagnose and Treat Head Injuries People wanting to learn more about their head injury and their healing time have trouble finding this information because head injuries and caring for them can be very imprecise. This is why biomarkers are so important: they can give precise measurements from a simple blood […]

COPD is Not Caused by Asbestos

COPD is Not Caused by Asbestos As early as the 1920s, companies that used asbestos in their manufacturing operations or building processes were aware that their employees were being diagnosed with high rates of lung disease. However, to keep from admitting any liability, they insisted that the employee’s lung disease was caused by cigarette smoking. […]

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