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Firefighting Foam Cancer: What You Need to Know

April 1, 2020   |  
For firefighters, airport workers, and military personnel, AFFF — otherwise known as “firefighting foam” — is a highly effective fire suppressant. However, firefighting foam cancer potentially caused by PFAS chemicals in AFFF raises serious questions about the suppressant’s safety and risks to those exposed.  What is firefighting foam? Firefighting foam,...
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Zantac Lawsuit Update

February 12, 2020   |  
A federal judiciary panel has sent 140 Zantac lawsuits to the Southern District of Florida, where they will be consolidated into Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) proceedings. According to the United States Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, lawsuits alleging that Zantac causes cancer “could be a large litigation.” The Zantac lawsuits allege that...
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JUUL Contamination: Harvard Study Finds Dangerous Chemical in Vaping Products

January 21, 2020   |  
A research team at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health has discovered glucan, a potentially dangerous contaminant, in samples of JUUL vaping oil. Glucan is a form of sugar that can cause chronic inflammation of the lungs. According to the Harvard study, of 54 JUUL vaping cartridges analyzed,...
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JUUL Suspends Sale of Fruit-Flavored “Pods” in Canada

January 19, 2020   |  
JUUL, North America’s largest e-cigarette manufacturer, will suspend sales of its fruit-flavored vaping products in Canada as the company continues to grapple with increasing legal and political scrutiny for its role in the vaping epidemic. JUUL is accused of deliberately targeting underage youth with “fun” flavors like mango, cucumber and...
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EPA & Justice Dept. Side with Bayer in Roundup Lawsuit

January 19, 2020   |  
The United States government has sided with Bayer AG (formerly Monsanto) in a lawsuit alleging that the company’s popular herbicide, Roundup, causes non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other forms of cancer. In a “friend of the court” briefing, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Justice Department said that glyphosate, the active...
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New Mexico Files Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

January 6, 2020   |  
The State of New Mexico has become the first state to file a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. In a court filing in January 2020, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Baldera alleged that Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos contamination in its popular talc-based Baby Powder and continued...
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Vitamin E Acetate Linked to Vaping-Related Lung Injury and Deaths

November 8, 2019   |  
Is vitamin E acetate responsible for the recent epidemic of e-cigarette and vaping product associated lung injury (EVALI)? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports it has reached a “breakthrough” in its investigation into the cause of a string of recent illnesses and deaths associated with e-cigarette use....
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Does Vaping Cause Cancer?

November 8, 2019   |  
Heads up, vapers… Recent research suggests that e-cigarettes can potentially cause cancer, among other serious health problems. For more information on the cancer risk potentially associated with JUUL and other e-cigarettes, please visit our JUUL and e-cigarette health risks and lawsuits FAQ page. Potentially Cancer-Causing Chemicals in JUULs and other...
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Are JUUL Pods Contaminated? Lawsuit Makes Explosive Claim

November 3, 2019   |  
JUUL faces yet more legal scrutiny after a former executive alleged in a new lawsuit that at least one million JUUL menthol flavor pods were contaminated and the company “refused to recall those contaminated pods or even issue a product health and safety warning.” Alleged JUUL Contamination Filed in US...
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Can I sue JUUL?

October 28, 2019   |  
Recently, an environmental group sued e-cigarette maker JUUL and reached a settlement that will restrict the company’s marketing practices in several ways. The legal action comes as JUUL faces increasing scrutiny for an outbreak of lung disease cases and deaths associated with e-cigarette products. Can I sue JUUL? If you’ve...
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