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Congress Introduces Significant New U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation

On April 15, 2010, both Houses of Congress introduced legislation aimed at revamping the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). As explained in more detail below, if adopted as written, this legislation could impose...more

Hissey Kientz to Hold Testing Sessions for Victims of Asbestos Exposure

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is conducting two asbestos testing sessions in the El Paso, Texas area for individuals who may have developed cancers such as mesothelioma or other diseases as a result of asbestos...more

California Toxic Tort Lawyer On Toxic Fumes Exposure Injuries and Deaths at Hospitals, Medical Offices Nursing Homes, Schools,...

The risk of toxic Exposure at hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes, schools, shopping malls and other public places has never been more prevalent. California toxic fumes exposure and personal injury lawyer Sebastian...more

Safey Codes, Rules, CPSC, Finding, Guide, Las Vegas Injury Lawyer

Safey Codes, Rules, CPSC, Finding, Guide, Las Vegas Injury Lawyer Find CPSC Product Safety Standards or Guidance There are two types of standards: government and non-government (voluntary). This lookup table lists those...more

avascular necrosis: On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston- Salem, North Carolina

Court Grants Relief for Veteran who Suffered Service Related Nuclear Radiation Exposure

Veterans Administration finally awards relief to veteran who suffered nuclear radiation exposure during bomb testing in 1953, Nevada....more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces Its Support For A New Bill That Would Protect The Rights Of Victim Of Asbestos Exposure Who Have...

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to announce its support for a new bill that would make it easier for sufferers of malignant mesothelioma to prove that their injuries were caused by exposure to asbestos. The bill...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces the Launch of Mesothelioma Lawyers Help Web Site

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP has announced the launch of its new website, Mesothelioma Lawyers Help ( Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos....more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 10, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Toy makers settle lead-contaminated toy lawsuit in California *Consumer advocacy groups file lawsuit challenging CPSC’s phthalates ruling *Obama team to meet with advocates pushing for BPA ban *WebMD...more

Kids Arts & Crafts Safety, CPSC, Las Vegas Injury Lawyers Reserch, Toxic Prouducts, Paint, Childern

Las Vegas Injury Lawyer Chemical Dangers to Kids From Paints and Arts & Crafts Products Regulation of Art Materials The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent regulatory agency charged with...more

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Taking an Exposure History

This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid in...more

Stemming the Tide of Trace Benzene Claims

Manufacturers, retailers and suppliers are finding themselves in the midst of a new legal battleground. Certain plaintiff's attorneys have been testing the legal waters by increasing their filing of "trace benzene" claims....more

Patient Resource Mesothelioma Hotline Launched

The law firm of Hissey Kientz has announced the launch of its new website, Mesothelioma Hotline. The website is a resource for information about asbestos and mesothelioma, and will provide mesothelioma patients and their...more

Emergency Room Injury Data, Las Vegas Nevada Lawyer Reserch, Found on Counsumer Prouduct Safety Commishion Web Site

Las Vegas Lawyer Research Found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web Site on Hospital Data Patient information is collected from each NEISS hospital for every emergency visit involving an injury associated with...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces Support for Household Mesothelioma Victims

The law office of Hissey Kientz, LLP and its team of experienced mesothelioma lawyers announced today that it will continue to fight for the rights of household mesothelioma victims in light of a decision by the 14th Court...more

The Art of Perpetuating a Public Health Hazard

This study by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is set up to show the faults of past public relations concerning asbestos and suggests that we use this as a paradigm for future health hazards. Exposure to...more

The Epidemiology of Asbestos-Related Diseases in Quebec

Information about asbestos exposure occurring in Quebec and the diseases associated with it, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. The report also contains general information about what is asbestos, the...more

Chrysophiles versus Chrysophobes

This study is about the controversy over the different types of asbestos particles and how harmful they are. Asbestos is extremely dangerous if inhaled and often causes fatal diseases later in life. Some of these diseases...more

Chrysotile Asbestos as a Cause of Mesothelioma

A description of the link between exposure to chrysotile asbestos and mesothelioma, including diagnostic criteria for making a mesothelioma diagnosis based on asbestos exposure and symptoms....more

Chrysotile Asbestos as a Cause of Mesothelioma

Details the association between exposure to chrysotile asbestos and mesothelioma, including the criteria for making a definitive mesothelioma diagnosis based on history of exposure and symptoms....more

EPA Inspector General investigation into failure to prevent concultant conflicts of interest

Documents relating to an EPA investigation into consultant conflicts concerning asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which has been linked to several diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and...more

RE: Controlled Use of Asbestos

This article examines the idea of the "controlled use of asbestos". Asbestos is very dangerous when inhaled and can cause several serious diseases. Some of these diseases include but are not limited to mesothelioma,...more

Report on Carcinogens: Asbestos

Information from the Department of Health and Human Services about the carcinogenic effects of asbestos, including diseases linked to asbestos exposure, the history of the use and production of asbestos, and federal...more


This article focuses upon environmental cases. Litigation concerning pharmaceuticals and medical devices may raise different issues because of the role of the FDA. The interface of science and law is central to toxic...more

Asbestos Fibers Contributing to the Induction of Human Malignant Mesothelioma

This study by the Annals New York Academy of Sciences examines the link between asbestos and malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has a long latency period and is often diagnosed several years after exposure. Asbestos has...more

Cancer Mortality Among Workers Exposed to Amphibole-free Chrysotile Asbestos

This study by the American Journal of Epidemiology examines the cancer mortality among workers exposed to amphibole-free chrysotile asbestos. Asbestos has been linked to a series of fatal diseases that often show up several...more

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