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Wisconsin Fire Agencies Ditch Hazardous Firefighting Foam

MADISON, Wis. — Some Wisconsin fire departments have stopped using firefighting foam that contains a group of man-made chemicals that have been linked to increased cholesterol and cancer risk, among other health hazards. The Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contaminate Wisconsin’s …

Medical Imaging Technology Puts Doctors at Risk for Cancer

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Dr. Chris Haughn was in his bedroom changing clothes to go to his children’s Christmas play when his first seizure hit. Milly Haughn, Chris’ wife, remembers she was fixing the hair for one of their daughters when …

Carcinogen Worry Causes Generic Zantac Recall at U.S. Pharmacies

Some generic Zantac is being pulled from major chain pharmacies in the U.S. shortly after French officials recalled all versions of the popular stomach drug amid a global investigation into a carcinogen found in the pills. Canadian drugmaker Apotex Inc. …

Judge Appoints Ken Feinberg Mediator for Bayer Roundup Settlement Talks

A U.S. judge on Wednesday appointed prominent attorney Kenneth Feinberg as mediator for court-mandated settlement talks in the federal litigation over allegations that Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer. Feinberg has been instructed to meet with lawyers for …

Johnson & Johnson Loses $25 Million Talc Verdict in New York

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay at least $25 million to a woman who said she contracted a rare asbestos-related cancer through decades of daily use of J&J’s Baby Powder or its other talc product, Shower to Shower. The …

More Evidence Welding Fumes Raise Lung Cancer Risk

Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes, and a new study suggests this holds true regardless of other risk factors like smoking or exposure to asbestos. “Welding fumes …

Bayer Shows Why Lawyers Earn More than Scientists: Viewpoint

Bayer AG hoped it could rely on science to establish the safety of its Roundup weedkiller. But it has clearly been no match for a good lawyer after a jury awarded more than $2 billion in damages to a couple …

Amid Talc Safety Worries, J&J Aimed Ads at Minority, Overweight Women

LOS ANGELES — Pressure was mounting on Johnson & Johnson and its signature Baby Powder. In 2006, an arm of the World Health Organization began classifying cosmetic talc such as Baby Powder as “possibly carcinogenic” when women used it as …

Bayer Loses Second Trial Over Claims Roundup Causes Cancer

Bayer AG lost a second trial over claims its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, increasing pressure on the company to spend billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits. A jury in San Francisco federal court awarded compensatory damages …

Sudden Talc-Cancer Settlements Aren’t J&J’s Usual Style

Johnson & Johnson took the unusual step of settling two women’s claims that its talc-based products caused their asbestos-linked cancers rather than let juries decide the cases, opening a new front in the growing litigation against the world’s largest maker …