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Eric T. Chaffin

California Adds Herbicide in Roundup to List of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

It’s common in the summer season to attack those weeds that plague our walkways with Roundup, a popular weed control product, but recent research suggests we may want to think twice. The California state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment […]

Dori Milner

Little Girl Suffers Nicotine Poisoning from E-Cigarette Solution

While electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were initially touted as being much safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes, recent research has highlighted a number of safety concerns associated with them. There have been instances where the devices have exploded and injured consumers. In […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Study of Pennsylvania Residents Shows Link Between Fracking and Migraines

A new study published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives links fracking to health problems, including migraine headaches and fatigue. The study has important implications for residents living close to natural gas wells that use fracking, as the study […]

Dori Milner

Hoosick Falls Residents Frustrated with State Response to PFOA Contamination

On August 30, 2016, a New York State committee held a daylong hearing on the water contamination that has plagued Hoosick Falls and nearby communities for years. Residents expressed their frustration with state officials’ slow response to the crisis, while […]

Dori Milner

Hoosick Falls Residents Concerned When Bottled Water Deliveries Stop

In November 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urged the Mayor of Hoosick Falls, New York, to warn residents that the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) had been found at concerning levels in the groundwater. They also recommended that bottled […]

Roopal Luhana

New Jersey Manufacturing Company Exposes Workers to Chemical Hazards

A manufacturing company in New Jersey has been cited for serious safety violations. National Manufacturing Company, Inc., which produces precision deep drawn enclosures (metal cans, cups, canisters, containers, etc.) and shallow drawn metal components, was cited for failing to protect […]

Roopal Luhana

New York State and EPA Point Fingers Over PFOA Contamination Concerns

At the end of August 2016, New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker stated in a letter that New York followed federal guidelines when it came to dealing with contamination of Hoosick Falls’ water with toxic perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The […]

Roopal Luhana

Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water Putting Americans at Risk

There have been many incidences over the past year or so that have raised concerns about toxins in drinking water. First, there was lead in the Flint, Michigan water supply. Then there was the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination in the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Cleveland Stone Company Exposes Workers to Noise, Dust Hazards

Cleveland Granite & Marble, a natural stone company that imports, fabricates, and installs kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and fireplace surrounds, was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to harmful noise and respiratory damage […]

Roopal Luhana

NTP Warns PFOA Hazardous to the Human Immune System

A series of studies by what was called the “C8 Science Panel” which began in 2006 found that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)—or “C8” as it’s sometimes called—was linked with high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and testicular and kidney […]