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Monsanto Glyphosate Found in Breakfast Foods

A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children. Glyphosate is the most-widely used herbicide in the U.S., Alexis Temkin, EWG’s toxicologist, said in a recent interview. The tested products — which include popular brands like Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Quaker —...

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Monsanto Roundup Cases Move Forward

Monsanto Roundup

Monsanto Roundup Judge Allows Cases To Move Forward According to the Associated Press, hundreds of lawsuits alleging Monsanto Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S. judge ruled that cancer victims and their families could present expert testimony linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said evidence that the active ingredient in Roundup — glyphosate — can cause the disease seemed “rather weak.” Still, the opinions of three experts linking glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma were not “junk science” that should be excluded from a trial, the judge ruled. The lawsuits say agrochemical giant Monsanto,...

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Ovarian Cancer And Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

Women who regularly use talcum baby powder on their genital area increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent, according to talc cancer research. This talcum powder information is highly disturbing considering that nearly 40 percent of women are said to regularly use baby powder for personal hygiene after bathing and showering. Some of the most popular talc powder products used are Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. The first baby powder lawsuit to go to trial over ovarian cancer claims occurred in October 2013. The plaintiff accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn her that Johnson’s Baby Powder...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Settlements

Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Settlements More legal claims are being filed against the manufacturer of Stryker LFIT hip implant replacement system following the recall of its femoral head component. As the number of federal claims increases, plaintiffs have filed a motion to consolidate them into a multidistrict litigation, or MDL. Plaintiffs filed the motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Jan. 13, 2017. The motion seeks to transfer all pending federal court cases over the Stryker LFIT hip replacement to a single court under a single judge with the intent to coordinate pretrial motions, discovery and bellwether trials. There are currently...

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IVC Filter Lawsuits

Problems with the designs of certain inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have caused many individuals nationwide to suffer severe complications and injuries when the small devices fractured or broke inside the body. Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, or blood clot filters, are small devices designed to catch blood clots that may break free inside the deep veins of the body and travel toward the lungs. The spider-like filters are implanted in patients who are at risk for a pulmonary embolism, when they are unable to take anticoagulants or when those medications have failed. In August 2010, the FDA issued a warning to...

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Dangerous Obsolete Motor Oil

dollar general motor oil

For years, Dollar General has marketed and sold its Dollar General-brand motor oil to customers by saying its products are of equal quality but lower price than brand-name alternatives. What consumers do not realize is some of Dollar General's motor oil is obsolete, meaning it should not be used in certain vehicles. On the back of Dollar General's SAE 30 motor oil, in small print, it reads that it's not suitable for automotive engines manufactured after 1930. Two other types, SAE 10W-30 and SAE 10W-40, are not suitable for automotive engines manufactured after 1988. Using DG motor oil in your vehicle can damage your engine, engine components,...

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