The chorus is growing louder, but is it being heard? More smart people, in books and television shows, are arguing for the urgency of dealing with climate change, presenting heaps of despair at the damage being done to our planet along with hints of hope.
Tag: Pharmaceutical Industry and Drugs
Environmental divide : In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment of the chemical ethylene oxide, marking it as a cancer-causing agent and dramatically lowering the acceptable threshold for healthy air. What happened after that, as explained by Sharon Lerner in The Intercept, illustrates the racialized nature of environmental regulation [...]
An epidemic of advanced black lung disease spread over Appalachia, killing more and more coal miners, while regulators sat on their hands
Consumer advocates fault U.S. investigators for withholding information on two widely sold products determined to be lacking a promised ingredient.
Sweeping rollback, sought by farmers and developers, would eliminate safeguards for many wetlands and streams
An analysis finds that premature deaths each year related to ozone and fine particulate matter fell by nearly half over two decades
As more dogs and cats are treated for cancer, veterinarians and their assistants increasingly face the risk of exposure to hazardous drugs, which are often being handled without proper safeguards.
A mistrial was declared today after a California state court jury deadlocked on whether Johnson & Johnson was responsible for the asbestos-related cancer of a woman who blamed her illness on longtime use of contaminated baby powder.
Authorities told JUUL and four other makers of e-cigarettes that they have 60 days to submit a plan addressing the problem, while also sending more than 1,300 warning letters to retailers that it said illegally sold e-cigarette products to teens.
Up to 1,400 Premature Deaths a Year Predicted Due to Trump Plan for Easing Pollution Controls on Power Plants
Proposal to rewrite pollution rules for coal-fired power plants would increase greenhouse gas emissions and harm public health, according to the EPA's own analysis.
The legal assault on Johnson & Johnson and its signature baby powder reached new heights today, when a state court found the company responsible for the ovarian cancers of 22 women, and ordered the drug and consumer products giant to pay $4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to the cancer victims or their survivors.
The Ocean State v. Big Oil: Rhode Island, which has more than 400 miles of coastline, has become the first state in the country to sue oil companies for the cost of protecting itself from rising seas. More than a dozen cities and counties in four other states have filed similar [...]