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  • Microwave popcorn chemical leads to $7 million verdict for “popcorn lung” Thursday, September 20, 2012 � by jg

    A federal court jury in Denver awarded the verdict to a man whose lung damage is believed to have been caused by inhaling a chemical used in the butter flavoring of microwave popcorn.

  • California’s Tort Wars: Election Day by the numbers Friday, June 11, 2010 � by eric

    Tort-war front groups for big oil, insurance and tobacco get walloped on election day.

  • “We are not taking toxic risks seriously enough” Wednesday, March 31, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: David Leonhardt writes: “Europe arguably errs on the side of being too cautious about chemicals and other such substances. But the United States clearly seems to be on the other side of the line.”

  • Baby bottle plastic a “chemical of concern” Tuesday, March 30, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: The EPA will take a closer look at Bisphenol A because of potential health and environmental impacts.

  • “Sensitive business information” gets priority over consumer protection Monday, January 4, 2010 � by jg

    “My concern is we’re using chemicals and we have no idea what the long-term effects might be or whether or not they’re harmful,” an environmental scientist said.

  • NFL head coach’s only loss was to Chinese drywall Friday, December 11, 2009 � by jg

    New Orleans Times-Picayune: Sean Payton, head coach of the NFL’s unbeaten (as of this writing) New Orleans Saints, will be the lead plaintiff in a federal class action suit against a Chinese drywall manufacturer.

  • Chinese drywall causes breathing problems, stinks like rotten eggs, Feds say Tuesday, November 24, 2009 � by jg

    Drywall manufactured in China may cause breathing problems for residents of new homes that contain it and may also cause electrical problems in those homes. The drywall has been linked to hydrogen sulfide, the “rotten egg” gas.