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Chemicals in Your Living Room Can Cause Diabetes

Sadaka Associates Hazardous Chemicals, Uncategorized

According to a study from the University of California, Riverside, flame-retardant materials in homes have caused experimental mice and their offspring to develop diabetes. These materials, known as PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, are also linked to adults who develop diabetes. In experimental mice, babies were exposed by their mothers and later developed diabetes. Learning more about PBDEs may help …

How DuPont May Avoid Paying to Clean Up A Toxic ‘Forever Chemical’

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The extent of the PFAS contamination of the country’s drinking water supply is just becoming known. States and environmental watchdogs are beginning to learn exactly how prevalent the problem is through their own testing. Eventually, this may result in a massive cleanup effort, if the problem can even be remediated. The costs of this cleanup should fall on the companies …

What is CO Poisoning? Can You Sue if A Love One is Harmed by CO Poisoning?

Sadaka Associates Hazardous Chemicals, Serious Personal Injury

CO poisoning, also known as carbon monoxide poisoning, is a silent killer. Most people do not realize that they are being exposed to a high level of CO until it is too late. At that point, they may have suffered serious injuries. In some cases, people simply fall unconscious suddenly and do not wake up. What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon …

The New “Toxic Beauty” Documentary Asks: Are Skin Care Products the New Cigarettes?

Sadaka Associates Defective Products, Hazardous Chemicals

The danger of personal care products is something that is rarely discussed in today’s society. Most people can identify products that have a reputation as being bad for you. For example, weed killers and certain drugs such as valsartan are now well known as being dangerous and have either been recalled or have seen their sales fall as the public …

After String of Rare Cancer Cases, Pennsylvania Investigates Potential Link to Fracking

Sadaka Associates Hazardous Chemicals, Serious Personal Injury

The impact of the controversial practice known as fracking on the health of those in the surrounding area has yet to be fully established. Intuitively, using pressurized liquid to blast through rock to drill oil and gas wells seems like it would have to have some long-term effects.  However, the practice is new and any health threats have yet to …

High Levels of Carbon Monoxide Scare Tenants in Yonkers Apartment

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Recently, residents of an apartment building in Yonkers, NY received a scare when their building was affected by high levels of carbon monoxide. The apartment was evacuated and emergency crews were called. The first responders ventilated the apartment until the carbon monoxide level dropped to zero. Nonbody in the affected apartment was injured by the carbon monoxide fumes, but people …

Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Sadaka Associates Defective Products, Hazardous Chemicals

Many women in the United States use hair dyes or straighteners on a regular basis. However, the results of a new study show that these women may be at risk of developing breast cancer with regular use of these products. This risk is even more pronounced in African-American women who used chemical hair straighteners. This is the first study of …

Buffalo Wild Wings Employee Dies After Exposure to Chemical at Restaurant

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A Buffalo Wild Wings manager died when he was sickened by a toxic mix of chemicals in the restaurant. Two everyday chemicals combined to emit toxic fumes that killed the employee and sickened 12 others in the store. The manager was cleaning the floor at the time of the incident. The employee was using a bleach-based solution to clean the …

Workers Are Falling Ill, Even Dying, After Making Kitchen Countertops

Sadaka Associates Defective Products, Hazardous Chemicals

When renovating their kitchens, many people like the look and feel of stone for their kitchen countertops. However, when made out of pure stone, kitchen countertops can get expensive, placing this beyond the budget of many. In order to save money and still get the countertops that they want, customers order artificial stone counters. While artificial stone sounds like a …