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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 …

Three Thought Dead After Silicon Plant Explosion in Illinois

AUKEGAN, Ill.–Three people missing after an overnight explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant are believed dead, authorities said Saturday. Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said crews suspended their search for three employees due to concerns about the stability …

French Court Finds Bayer’s Monsanto Liable for Farmer’s Sickness

PARIS/LYON — A French court has ruled that Monsanto was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its weedkillers, in another legal setback for the Bayer-owned business over health claims. In the latest stage of a …

Asbestos, Dry Cleaning Agent Among 10 Chemicals Under EPA Review

Under a congressional mandate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing 10 chemicals to determine if they pose an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment and should be subject to additional regulation. They range from asbestos, which was …

Two Hospitalized in Minnesota After Incorrectly Mixing Chemicals

Two workers at a Hopkins, Minn., health club were rushed to the hospital after inhaling pool chemicals that were mixed incorrectly. First responders were called to LA Fitness Monday after the two men, ages 29 and 31, were having difficulty …

Officials Investigate What Led to Texas Plant Fire

Officials are still investigating how workers mixing chemicals at a plant south of Dallas led to a blaze that shot massive plumes of black smoke and bright orange flames into the sky, forcing residents to be evacuated for several hours …

9 Taken to Hospital Because of Fumes at Georgia McDonald’s

Authorities say nine people were taken to a hospital after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald’s restaurant outside Savannah, Ga. Pooler Fire Chief Wade Simmons said one of the customers …

Bus Fire in China Caused by Flammable Chemicals

A Chinese state media report says a fire on a double-decker bus that killed 41 people last month was caused by flammable chemicals that were being illegally transported on board. Xinhua News Agency says investigators found that the chemicals directly …

Part 3: Bed Bugs Abatement a Growing Challenge for Landlords, Cities, Insurers

Treatment Options Though insecticides may be the treatment of choice for killing bed bugs, other options do exist, according to Henriksen. “There are several different methods that are effective in killing bed bugs. Heat is one of them. Others include …