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Paraquat, an internationally banned toxic chemical substance founded in the 1930s, is widely used throughout the United States as a herbicide for weed and grass control. This product is also known, since the 1960s, to have scientific links to neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s. There are presently multi-billion dollar lawsuits involving numerous plaintiffs seeking to hold…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the U.S. saw an estimated 20,160 traffic-related deaths in the first six months of 2021 – 18.4% more than the number of road deaths recorded in the first six months of 2020. This is largest percentage increase in traffic-related deaths since the Department of Transportation began recording…

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The FDA recently announced that drug company Lupin Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets. The company discovered a higher level cancer-causing chemical known as N-nitrosoirbesartan in both tablets. Individuals with hypertension (blood pressure) have commonly used those drugs to treat hypertension (blood pressure) since October 2018. There are presently four known reported illnesses from…

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the job of preserving the public health of all U.S. consumers through the regulation of a myriad of potential health risks; this includes human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, food, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. While the FDA’s mission is to protect consumers, many…

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Despite government oversight and employers’ attention to workplace safety, employees continue to be at risk of work-related injuries or illnesses. Workers’ compensation allows for reimbursement of medical expenses and some of the wages lost as a result being unable to work. The amount of compensation depends in large part on the seriousness of the injury…

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