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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 […]

Eric T. Chaffin

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

MDL Court Orders AbbVie to Produce Files Related to 269 Adverse Event Report

All federal testosterone replacement therapy lawsuits were consolidated in one court in June 2014. They are now proceeding in the Northern District of Illinois, before District Court Judge Matthew Kennelly. Both sides have been preparing a small group of cases […]

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New York Finds PFOA Contamination in Hoosick Falls Municipal Landfill

In November 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter to the Mayor of Hoosick Falls, New York, warning that they had found the groundwater and drinking water to be contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a toxic chemical used […]

Steven Cohn

Hoosick Falls Residents Confused & Anxious About PFOA Blood Tests

In November 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advised the mayor of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, to warn residents about their drinking water. The water had been found to be contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and the […]