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Failure To Cleanup Hazardous Lead Risks 1000s

[picture_frame source_type=”url” source_title=”hazardous chemicals” source_value=”https://www.sadakafirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/skullandcrossbones1.png” align=”left”] Human exposure to hazardous chemicals is a world-wide problem. In Nigeria, the Nigerian government’s failure to produce promised funding to clean up the worst lead poisoning outbreak in modern history is leaving thousands of children to die or face lifelong disability. Last May, the Nigerian government pledged roughly $5 million to clean up lead

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Lead Exposure from Battery Recycling

[picture_frame source_type=”url” source_title=”hazardous chemicals” source_value=”https://www.sadakafirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/skullandcrossbones1.png” align=”left”] Lead is dangerous, point blank. There are many possible symptoms of lead poisoning. It has been linked to behavior or attention problems, failure at school, hearing problems, kidney damage, reduced IQ, and slowed body growth. Lead can affect many different parts of the body. A single high dose of lead can cause severe emergency

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Dog Treat Recall For Unapproved Antibiotics Contamination

For many people that don’t have children, their beloved pets become their fur babies.  But, according to recent news, some of our doggies may be in trouble!  As their favorite treats may be involved in a recent recall, leaving them desperate for some flavorful goodness. Two makers of pet treats are pulling products from the market because they may contain traces

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Chemicals That Prevent Fire, Are They Worth The Risk?

[picture_frame source_type=”url” source_title=”hazardous chemicals” source_value=”https://www.sadakafirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/skullandcrossbones1.png” align=”left”] Two new studies highlight the potential dangers of chemicals used to stop products from catching fire — including chemicals linked to cancer and to hormone disruption — that are present in nearly every home in America Researchers from Duke University, Boston University, and University of California Berkeley took sofa cushions from homes across the

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Mold Linked Drying Laundry Indoors

[picture_frame source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”3782″ align=”left”] A new study claims that drying your clothes in your home, rather than outside on a clothes line could increase the moisture in your home, and poses a health risk to those prone to asthma, hay fever and other allergies. The bottom line: if you are likely to lay some shirts over your table, or towels on

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Stop Using Baby Sleep Positioners

[picture_frame source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”3767″ align=”left”] Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury death for U.S. children younger than 1-year-old according to the CDC,. Avoiding certain products, such as sleep positioners, can help the safety of your child. Sleep positioners were linked to at least 13 deaths in the last 15 years, therefore health officials have issued updated warnings to parents not to use the special

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The Best of 2012, A Year In Review

This article was originally posted on MarkSadaka.com. This is the perfect time to take a look back at the year that has come to an end and feel gratitude for all the good fortune that has come my way. Each year since I started my firm the blessings continue to flow. Before We Start… THANK YOU I would like to thank

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Traffic Air Pollution Could Raise Autism Risk

A new study found that traffic air pollution exposure during pregnancy could increase a child’s risk of developing autism. “Children exposed to higher levels of traffic-related pollutants during pregnancy or during the first year of life were at increased risk of autism compared to children exposed to the lowest level,” says Heather E. Volk, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of research

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Antibiotic Contamination…A Threat to Humans and the Environment?

FACT: between 30-60% of each drug passes straight through the human body without being broken down So where does the unprocessed drug go? The answer is simple, into our water supply. In most communities, water purification systems cannot filter out these pharmaceuticals.  In June of this year, we wrote about how antidepressant traces in our drinking water were linked to

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Payday Lenders Use Courts To Create Modern Debtors' Prison

Have a debt you didn’t pay? If you live in the State of Missouri you may face jail time if you don’t settle the debt and fail to appear in court. According to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a practice of summoning debtors to civil court for an “examination” is resulting in arrests and prompting critics to complain about modern-day debtors’

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Judge OKs Investor Class Action Over Pristiq

Stockholder’s purchase stocks for profit gains, not losses.  But unfortunately a gain is not always the case, and it leads one to question what went wrong?  In recent news the world’s largest pharmaceutical company is being blamed for withholding negative information about a drug, and the company’s shareholders are wanting them to fess up and pay up. Wyeth is facing

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Mining Pollution Linked To Heart Disease And Birth Defects

Mountaintop mining linked to heart disease according to researchers at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. The study is the first to suggest that exposure to air pollution particles from mountaintop mining sites may impair the blood vessels’ ability to dilate, which may lead to the development of heart disease. Mountaintop mining releases sulfur and silica

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CVS Caremark Settles With Feds Over Drug Pricing Allegations

CVS pharmacy is paying big bucks in order to settle claims that the company fraudulently reported prescription drug costs in order to increase its profits. According to The US Department of Justice, Rhode Island-based pharmacy CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle allegations that it reported false information on prescription drug prices to the government’s Medicare

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Defective PCB Cleaner Cans Could Cause Eye Injury

A new recall out of Australia, gives a new meaning to the phrase, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” The recall is for an aerosol can that is used to clean circuit boards. The cleaner is called Electrolube Safewash PCB Cleaner, it was manufactured by H K Wentworth Pty Ltd and it was sold nationally through Electrolube distributors from Jan 2009

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Spray Tanning Agents Possibly Linked To Lung Cancer

Many have heeded the warnings about too much sun exposure, many have begun to shy away from tanning beds, but a new way to get the dark glowing skin that men and women long for is to have a spray tan. But, according to ABC News, the main chemical used in the popular spray tans is now raising cancer concerns.

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What Is A Defective Product?

A defect is something that makes a product unreasonably dangerous to use as intended. Three types of “defects”: Manufacturing defects Design defects Inadequate warnings/marketing defects [divider_line] Manufacturing Defect When a product does not perform as intended because there was an error or mistake during the manufacturing process then you have a defect in manufacturing. For example, processed food that is contaminated

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Filing an SSI Claim for Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis refers to infection in a bone and usually affects the long bones in the body – your upper arm bone or your leg bones. It can also affect your pelvis and spine. The condition can be acute or chronic and affects about two out of every 10,000 people in the United States. If you, or a loved one, have

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Acetaminophen is commonly used to relieve pain and reduce fever, and it is sold over the counter in dosages suitable for both children and adults. Effective as this drug is in treating fever and pain, there are potential side effects as with any medication. For example, acetaminophen has been linked to a rare but serious disease called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

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Sadaka Associates, Lopez McHugh File Two Lawsuits Against GSK Alleging Lyme Disease Vaccine Caused Arthritis

The law firms of Sadaka Associates and Lopez McHugh filed a pair of lawsuits in Philadephia alleging GSK’s Lyme disease vaccine LYMERix caused treatment-resistant Lyme arthritis. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs, who were inoculated with LYMERix in the late 1990s, were later diagnosed with post-Lyme disease treatment syndrome or treatment-resistant Lyme arthritis. The complaint said that patients with a

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