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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.


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.

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.


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.

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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Meridian Heights Idaho Water – Is it Safe for Drinking?

Meridian Heights Idaho Water – Is it Safe for Drinking?

Documents and data obtained from the State of Idaho confirms that for a number of recent years residents have been given excessive amounts of radiation in their drinking water.  One particularly egregious example is in the Meridian Heights Water District.  Between...
Fluoride FOIA Revealing

Fluoride FOIA Revealing

Documents that have been obtained through Freedom of Information Requests reveal the behind-the-scenes workings of government agencies in dealing with citizen concerns regarding water fluoridation.  These documents raise questions about the objectivity of individuals...
Benzene in Lyndhurst NJ Homes – Residences A-Q

Benzene in Lyndhurst NJ Homes – Residences A-Q

          Table 36 appears to show residential sampling that was done for a number of homes, A-Q, finding high levels of benzene in the air inside these homes.   These homes are in a neighborhood that has been impacted by a former...


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