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New Legislation May Help Millions of Americans Who Suffer Due to PFC Contamination

A bill has been working its way through Congress that, if passed, would abolish the use of fluorinated chemicals used at airbases around the country. According to the new bill, entitled the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, per-fluorinated chemicals (or PFCs) would no longer be used in the manufacturing of firefighting foam. PFCs include thousands of different compounds, many of which have not been thoroughly studied. But a few fluorinated substances, including PFOA and PFOS, have been linked to reproductive issues, immune system suppression and multiple types of cancer. The bill passed in the House with a vote of 393 to 13 and now sits in committee at the Senate.

New Study Shows Invokana Increases the Risk of Amputations

Warner Law Offices has recently become aware that the Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana, puts users at an increased risk for leg, foot and toe amputations. The FDA issued the first safety warning regarding Invokana and amputation based on interim analysis of two clinical trials. Both studies have now been concluded and final results confirm that Invokana may double the amputation risk. Based on these final results, the FDA has issued a more severe, "black box warning" for Invokana.

Talcum Powder's Odyssey: From Acceptance to Suspicion

Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder journey dates back more than a century to 1894 when it was introduced to the market after receiving an overwhelming response from mothers following childbirth. The credit for inventing this product goes to Dr. Frederick B. Kilmer, the first director of scientific affairs of Johnson & Johnson. In 1893, Dr. Kilmer had first suggested the talc for skin irritation caused by medicated plasters. Later, it became popular amongst mothers post-delivery who demanded more of it and the rest, as they say, is history.

Roundup Litigation Expected To Begin Soon

Roundup, the most popular herbicide in the world, manufactured by Monsanto, has constantly been in the news regarding its safety ever since research studies linked it to cancer. The latest development propelled by Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has resulted in the addition of Glyphosate, a key ingredient of Roundup, to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer, effective July 7, 2017. OEHHA made this move as per a California law: Proposition 65, which requires all carcinogenic chemicals to be listed; this law further requires warnings highlighting the fact that significant exposure to these chemicals can cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Banning teens who are 14 years old and younger from using tanning salons is highly cost-effective, a new study finds

Banning teens who are 14 years old and younger from frequenting tanning salons-- and exposing themselves to cancer-causing ultraviolet rays--could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in treatment costs, according to a new Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) study.

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Continue to Mount and Move Forward

As hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits move forward against C.R. Bard in the federal court system, with fact discovery set to close in October, a growing number of cases continue to be filed by individuals who experienced severe problems with the filters.

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