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Greg Webb

FDA Backtracks on BPA Stance

The FDA has recently announced a warning concerning the safety of BPA. This backtracks over the FDA’s previous position that BPA was not harmful. Although they’re not committing to the…

Paul Thomson

Exxon Contaminates NYC Water

Exxon Mobil was found guilty of contaminating groundwater in New York City with M.T.B.E., a substance that makes gas burn cleaner, but also dissolves easily into water. Although health risks from…

Greg Webb

Toxic Water Is Major Problem In US Cities

Residents in an area near Charleston, West Virginia have started to avoid contact with tap water after scabs began developing on their arms, legs and chests where the bathwater, which is polluted…

Greg Webb

EPA Declares Public Emergency Due To Asbestos At Montana Mine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared its first-ever “public emergency,” stating the federal government will give $6 million to the health authority in Lincoln County,…

Greg Webb

Provision In Obama’s Spending Bill Strengthens Chemical Disclosures

In a little-noticed provision of President Obama’s spending bill, companies will now have to provide more detailed disclosure of the toxic chemicals they release into the environment. This…

Greg Webb

Number of Hospital-Acquired Drug-Resistant Bacteria Growing

More strains of drug-resistant bacteria have been cropping up, rivaling the superbug MRSA that has been making recent headlines. Anicetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella…

Greg Webb

Supreme Court To Consider Bankruptcy Court’s Power Due To Asbestos-Related Lawsuits

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider reinstating a $500 million settlement of asbestos-related lawsuits against the Travelers Company Inc.. This settlement would prevent any further lawsuits…

Greg Webb

Air Outside of Schools Nationwide May Contain Toxic Chemicals

Toxic chemicals pollute the air outside of hundreds of thousands of schools around the nation, threatening the health of the students at those locations, according to an analysis by USA TODAY.

Greg Webb

Federal Judge OKs Exxon Oil Spill Payment Of $151 Million

A federal judge has stated that the thousands of Alaskan fishermen and other plaintiffs involved in the Exxon Valdez oil spill lawsuit should receive their portion of the punitive damages. The…

Greg Webb

Supreme Court Decreases Damage Award in Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster

The Supreme Court has decreased the punitive damage award in the Exxon Valdez disaster from $2.5 billion to $500 million. The Court, however, split on the decision of whether or not punitive…