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Toxic Injuries

Toxic injury law, technically termed “toxic tort” law, has its roots in individual state common laws. The most familiar examples of toxic tort cases are the cases made famous by the movies Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action.

Prescription Drugs

Drug manufacturers make billions of dollars of profit each year despite the fact that prescription drugs are responsible for thousands of injuries each year.

Environmental Law

Environmental law has its roots in federal, state, and local statutes. The most familiar of these are the federal Clean Water and Clean Air acts. In addition to these, there are the federal superfund and hazardous waste laws, and parallel state regulations.

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Pesticides

Pesticides have been linked to a number of human health impacts. These include multiple forms of cancer (lymphomas and leukemias), neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, and birth defects.

Fluoride

The widespread use of fluoride in drinking water has become increasingly challenged by public health experts. Fluoride has a limited cost-benefit window, that is, that there is increasing evidence of harm where there is little-or-no evidence of actual benefit.

Consumer Protection

The widespread use of fluoride in drinking water has become increasingly challenged by public health experts. Fluoride has a limited cost-benefit window, that is, that there is increasing evidence of harm where there is little-or-no evidence of actual benefit.


Lead Poisoning in Flint Michigan due to Corrosive Water

Flint, We Have a (water) Problem Lead Levels in Flint Water Exceed Federal and State Limits Residents of the City of Flint, Michigan have had their world turned upside down with new reports that the water in their homes and in their schools is tainted with poisonous... read more

Environmental Health News

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