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Chemical Found in Consumer Products and Food Packaging Added to California’s Proposition 65 List
6/26/2015 3:46:54 PM
Last month, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).   BPA is a chemical that has been shown to affect the reproductive systems …
Class-Action Lawsuit Request Filed after Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak in Quebec City
6/24/2015 10:00:23 AM
Last week, CBC News published an article about the launching of a class-action lawsuit from the families of people who lost a loved one or became ill during the 2012 Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in Quebec City. According to the article, 14 people died and over 180 others had become ill from the bacteria found to be in the cooling tower of a downtown office …
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At American Association Of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Symposium
6/24/2015 10:00:00 AM
Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen attended the Athens, Georgia  Chapter of AACN Symposium on June 23, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Use of Sedation in Critical Care: Dr. Karan Julka, critical care pulmonologist, spoke about using sedation and analgesia in ICUs. Dr. Julka is a leader in the Athens area in arterial hypertension and …
San Diego Restaurant Fire Results in Smoke & Water Damage to Popular Food Establishment
6/23/2015 10:31:08 AM
Late last month, Fox 5 published a report about a popular Embarcadero-area restaurant in San Diego that was damaged by fire.  According to the report, firefighters were able to get the fire under control shortly after arriving, but not until the building suffered major damages.  Estimates put the total cost of damages at over $1 million.   Fires in commercial and residential …
Baby Cribs Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazards
Baby Cribs Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazards
6/22/2015 9:44:53 AM
Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of thousands of baby cribs and furniture after the vintage grey paint used on the items was found to exceed federal lead limits.  The furniture was made in Chile between March of 2014 and March of 2015.  The products were sold online and at specialty furniture stores nationwide.   According to the …
Occupational Exposure Hazards Associated with Working in Nail Salons
6/18/2015 12:45:08 PM
In May, The New York Times published an article about health concerns for people who work in nail salons.  The article described everything from respiratory and skin ailments to cancer and miscarriages possibly associated with exposure to chemicals used during the course of business. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), there are more …
Mold Forces Residents Out of San Jose Apartment Complex
Mold Forces Residents Out of San Jose Apartment Complex
6/10/2015 5:37:02 PM
Last month, KTVU investigated reports of mold from tenants of a San Jose apartment complex.   According to the article, one couple described finding mold in their unit beginning last year.  They reportedly had mold growing on everything from their clothes to their furniture.  The couple was eventually moved out of their apartment by property management so that it could be …
E-Cigarettes Can Expose Building Occupants to Nicotine and Other Airborne
Pollutants
E-Cigarettes Can Expose Building Occupants to Nicotine and Other Airborne Pollutants
6/9/2015 5:08:55 PM
The use of cigarettes in the United States has been steadily dropping.  In 1965, approximately 42% of adults smoked cigarettes, but this number had fallen to about 18% by 2013.  As cigarette use continues to decrease, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has been growing rapidly in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more …

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