Product Liability

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Roundup Active Ingredient Found in Cereal, Snack Products

A number of cereals and oat-based snack products have tested positive for trace amounts of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer. An article on the study and its findings is available here. About the Study Tests performed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found traces of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup—in 21 oat-based […]

July 2nd, 2019 Read More
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Medical Professionals Warn Against Energy Drinks

A recent study published by the Journal of the American Heart Association warns that high levels of caffeine and other stimulants commonly found in popular energy drinks could have unintended health risks. A detailed article on the study and its findings is available here. The Study’s Findings The study suggests use of caffeinated energy drinks […]

June 24th, 2019 Read More
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Ford, GM Recall Trucks Over Fire Risk

Both Ford and General Motors have recently issued similar recalls of popular truck models to correct dangerous conditions which could lead to fire. In each, the recalls address issues with engine block heaters—electric elements which connect to external power while a vehicle sits for an extended time. These devices warm the engine and make it […]

June 3rd, 2019 Read More
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New Roundup Verdict Issued for $80 Million

A federal jury has ordered herbicide manufacturer Monsanto to pay $80 million to a man diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after more than two decades of exposure to Roundup weed killer. A detailed article on the case and the verdict is available here. The Verdict Jurors in San Francisco awarded a 70-year-old California man over $80 […]

March 29th, 2019 Read More
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Vape Battery Starts Fire on Aircraft

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada recently completed an investigation into a fire that started in the baggage hold of a commercial airliner. A summary of the incident, which forced the plane to return to Calgary shortly after takeoff, is available here. A Boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing. After rising above […]

March 11th, 2019 Read More
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Roundup Active Ingredient Found in Beer and Wine

A recent report issued by a public-advocacy group has uncovered trace amounts of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer—in several popular brands of beer and wine. A detailed article on the report and its finding is available here. The study, issued by the United States Public Research Group Education Fund, tested five brands […]

March 4th, 2019 Read More
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The Rundown on Roundup [infographic]

Roundup’s active ingredient, Glyphosate, has been associated with various cancers and other health concerns, and can affect the human body in negative ways. It has been associated with several types of cancers, (blood, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, child brain cancer) reproductive issues, and many other health concerns that consumers may not be aware of. We have created an […]

February 13th, 2019 Read More
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The Harmful Side of Energy Drinks

While energy drinks are certainly popular, the World Health Organization and other organizations suggest that they may pose a danger to public health. In 2013, the worldwide market for energy drinks was $39 million. That market is predicted to reach $61 million by 2021. A detailed examination of the potential harms of energy drinks appears […]

January 7th, 2019 Read More