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Judge Deals a Blow to Lawsuits Claiming Tylenol/Autism Connection

The judge in the consolidated multidistrict litigation, which claims painkiller Tylenol can cause autism in children if their mothers take it during pregnancy, dealt plaintiffs a potentially fatal blow by barring their expert witness testimony in a December 18 hearing...
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9/11 Notice Act Could See Employers Notifying Former Employees of Toxic Exposure and Benefits

Legislators want to ensure New York City civilian employees exposed to toxins during the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 know about the benefits they are entitled to, after the state Assembly and Senate unanimously passed a...
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Forever Chemicals Found in Half of U.S. Tap Water

A recently completed government survey has found almost half of U.S. tap water is contaminated with cancer-causing ‘forever chemicals,’ named because the man-made toxins do not break down in nature or the human body, and accumulate over time. The U.S....
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