The Future of Chemical Safety

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed by Congress in 1976. As the primary federal regulation on chemical substances in the US, the TSCA provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with authority to require tests, records, and reports from local manufacturers, importers, processors, and distributors of chemical substances operating in the country. The...

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Why is Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.1 Million Cars?

Brand new cars these days come with all sorts of fun features, such as Bluetooth compatibility, rearview cameras to help you park, laser headlights (yes, that’s a real thing), remote-start buttons and even traffic light recognition systems. However, drivers who purchased from Fiat Chrysler didn’t count on receiving a feature that made their car...

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Did Bard Blood Clot Filters Cause Deaths?

Recently, NBC News had an alarming report about blood clot filters, which have been linked to defects, saying that thousands of Americans may have had the devices implanted in them. The news outlet investigated government data and discovered that approximately 300 non-fatal injuries and 27 deaths have been linked to Recovery filters, which are blood...

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Did Automakers Hide Keyless Ignition Defects?

Recently, a lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles seeking class action status alleging that 10 automakers concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning associated with keyless technology. According to the Consumerist, the lawsuit was filed in August, accusing the companies of failing to inform buyers of a “deadly defect” associated with keyless ignition switches. The...

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