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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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Baby Powder Lawsuits Update: Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $37.3 Million

September 23, 2019   |  
Johnson & Johnson suffered a stinging defeat in a New Jersey courtroom this week when a jury ordered the company to pay $37.3 million over allegations its baby powder caused cancer. Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that asbestos-contaminated talcum powder caused mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. In...
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Breakfast Cereals Contain Roundup Weed Killer Ingredient Glyphosate

June 17, 2019   |  
Several cereals continue to test positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup pesticide that is alleged to cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The study is the latest headache for Raleigh-linked Monsanto, which manufactures Roundup. Roundup is currently the subject of thousands of lawsuits, and a California jury recently awarded $2 billion...
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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination: Navy Denies All Claims

March 21, 2019   |  
The Camp Lejeune water contamination crisis occurred at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987.  In February of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune greatly increased the risk for many diseases including liver cancer, kidney cancer and ALS. Camp...
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Roundup Cancer Risk: Monsanto Faces More Than 11,000 Lawsuits

March 11, 2019   |  
NOTE: This is an update to our announcement concerning Roundup weed killer lawsuits in North Carolina Multiple studies have revealed Roundup cancer risk associated with the popular weed killer. More than 11,000 Roundup lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer, Monsanto, alleging that the company hid the dangers of Roundup...
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Baby Powder Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Is baby powder a cancer risk? Johnson & Johnson states that their baby powder is safe.  However, it is reported that cancer-causing asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder (often found near talc, the key ingredient in baby powder) has been a concern inside this company for decades.  Was Johnson...
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Glyphosate, the Roundup Chemical, Found in California Wines

February 4, 2019   |  
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup that was recently blamed for causing a school groundskeeper’s terminal cancer, has now been found in a sampling of California wines. Glyphosate is used in almost 700 herbicides, but Roundup is by far the most widely used. Roundup was introduced in 1974...
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Talcum Powder and Its Link to Cancer

March 30, 2016   |  
Most people have probably used talcum powder at some point in their life. If you are a parent, you may have also applied talcum powder to your baby or young child. Used to absorb moisture, keep skin dry, and prevent rashes, talcum powder has been a favorite American product for...
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against NC Homeowners in Pollution Case

June 16, 2014   |  
North Carolina homeowners who discovered that their drinking water had been contaminated by toxic chemicals are left with little recourse after the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the families had missed their deadline to sue. Background A group Asheville homeowners discovered that their well water had been contaminated by toxic...
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