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Military Contractors Were Granted Legal Indemnity for Hazardous Substances (including anthrax vaccine)/ NY Times by Meryl Nass Posted Sat 04 Dec 2010 11:12am The manufacturer of the only licensed anthrax vaccine (Emergent Biosolutions, a.k.a. Bioport) purchased the company from the state of Michigan in September 1998 immediately after the Army promised to indemnify the company (provide a free insurance policy) against claims for side effects, lack of efficacy and other potential problems. The langu ... Read on »
ATSDR’s Toxic Substances Web Portal by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 16 Feb 2012 10:03pm A CDC Feature Article The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s (ATSDR) Toxic Substances Web Portal provides comprehensive access to the best science, the latest research, and important information about how toxic substances can affect health. Here’s an example of how ATSDR’s Toxic Substances Web ... Read on »
Mercury Toxicity FAQ by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Tue 23 Sep 2008 12:14am ToxFAQs(Frequently Asked Questions) for Mercury (Mercurio) This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury. For more information, you may call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. This informati ... Read on »
NLM Disaster-Response Tools: Helping Emergency Responders by nih.gov Posted Thu 30 Sep 2010 2:49pm With over 30 years as an emergency responder, Richard Brooks has seen more than his share of people in danger—from fires, suffocating plumes of smoke and ash, spreading puddles of unknown noxious liquids and more. No matter how low or high-tech the approach to such emergencies, he says the challenge first responders always face is how to ... Read on »
Principles into Practice: Setting the Bar for Green Chemistry by Environmental Health Posted Mon 31 May 2010 9:00pm Principles into Practice: Setting the Bar for Green Chemistry Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Electronics, Lead, and Landfills by Environmental Health Posted Tue 31 Aug 2004 9:00pm Electronics, Lead, and Landfills Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to Valerie J. Brown ... Read on »
Face to Face with Toy Safety: Understanding an Unexpected Threat by Environmental Health Posted Thu 31 Jan 2008 9:00pm Face to Face with Toy Safety: Understanding an Unexpected Threat Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Getting the Lead Out of Electronics by Environmental Health Posted Fri 30 Sep 2005 9:00pm Getting the Lead Out of Electronics Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to Harvey Black ... Read on »
Household Mercury Bombs by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:30am Penny wise, pound foolish. The CFL Mercury Nightmare by Steven Milloy Financial Post Published: Saturday, April 28, 2007 How much money does it take to screw in a compact fluorescent light bulb? About US$4.28 for the bulb and labor -- unless you break the bulb. Then you, like Brandy Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine, could be looki ... Read on »
Going Mobile: Information When and Where You Need It by nih.gov Posted Thu 20 May 2010 10:01pm On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, the head of the systems division at Motorola, took a stroll that changed history. From a busy New York City sidewalk, he made the first portable cellular telephone call, opening a new era in telecommunications. It would take another decade to shrink Cooper’s bulky, $4,000 prototype to the early v ... Read on »