Glyphosate Added to California List of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

According to the Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular herbicide Roundup, will be added to a list of known carcinogens in the state of California. Monsanto, the maker of RoundUp, has been in a legal battle with consumers who claim that the company inadequately warned users of the risk of cancer associated with the product. This listing, which goes into effect on July 7, 2017, is a victory for…

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High Lead Concentration in Soil Leaves Thousands of Indiana Children at Risk for Lead Poisoning baltimore lead paint law firm, baltimore lead poisoning attorneys, baltimore personal injury law firm, Lead Paint Poisoning, Maryland Lead Paint Poisoning Attorneys, Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers, maryland lead poisoning, baltimore lead poisoning

Thousands of Indiana residents living near an old lead smelting plant are being forced out of their homes due to widespread environmental contamination. For more than 30 years, emissions from a now defunct lead refinery have seeped into the region’s soil and water, creating a dangerous and potentially hazardous situation for nearby communities. Children in these areas are undergoing testing to determine if they have been exposed to dangerous levels of lead. Unfortunately, the residents…

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Prince George’s Hospital NICU Shut Down After Infants are Exposed to Dangerous Bacteria

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, MD has been shut down following the discovery of a dangerous, and potentially deadly, form of bacteria. Infants at the NICU are currently being transferred to other hospitals in an effort to prevent the spread of bacterial infections. At this time, nine infant patients have been transferred out of the Prince George’s Hospital Center NICU. Infants in the NICU may have been…

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Residents of Flint, MI Claim “Environmental Racism” Factored into Water Contamination Crisis lead poisoning lawyers baltimore, lead paint law firm baltimore, lead exposure attorneys maryland, lead poisoning, flint water crisis

Many residents of Flint, Michigan believe that state and city officials should have responded faster to address the widespread lead contamination of the city’s water supply. Many residents and advocacy organizations are claiming that the state’s response to this crisis was delayed because of “environmental racism.” The population of Flint, MI is 57% African-American, and more than 41% of its residents live below the national poverty line. Advocates are speaking out and claiming that because…

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Chipotle Restaurants Linked to E. coli – Outbreak Affects Maryland Residents food safety lawyers baltimore, product liability law firm baltimore, product injury lawyers maryland, e. coli outbreak, chipotle e. coli outbreak

The Center for Disease Control recently confirmed that an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle Restaurants now has at least one confirmed case in Maryland. The popular restaurant has been linked to an outbreak of the dangerous E. coli bacteria since November 13th, and the CDC is warning consumers that the number of reported cases is growing. A total of nine states in the U.S, including Maryland, now have confirmed cases of E. coli infection…

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Pre-Packaged Caramel Apples Responsible for 5 Deaths and 29 Hospitalizations Pre-Packaged Caramel Apples Responsible for 5 Deaths and 29 Hospitalizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) is investigating a listeria outbreak linked to pre-packaged caramel apples and as of December 22, 2014, is warning consumers not to eat any commercially packaged caramel apples until it has completed its investigation. http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/caramel-apples-12-14/index.html The outbreak, which is responsible for 5 deaths and 29 hospitalizations in 10 states, has not yet been linked to a particular brand or manufacturer; however, at least one company, Happy Apple, in…

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McCormick’s Ground Oregano Recalled Due To Salmonella

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the popular spice producer McCormick has voluntarily recalled its McCormick Ground Oregano due to a possible salmonella contamination. Check your spice racks and be sure to remove the following product: McCormick Ground Oregano, 0.75oz bottle UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H The bottles being recalled were shipped to 41 different states, including the Baltimore, Maryland area, between…

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