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Mesothelioma caused by Asbestos exposure years ago

Mesothelioma Caused by Asbestos Exposure Years Ago

What is Asbestos and what is its relationship to Mesothelioma?
It is well known that prolonged exposure to certain substances can have dire…

Michael Chandler

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Injures 12 at a Charlotte, North Carolina Grocery Store

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that 12 people have been hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning that occurred at a downtown Charlotte grocery store. It appears at least one person…

Shannon Weidemann

Listeria Causes Tofu Recall

Tofu made by a California based company has been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria. The recalled tofu was sold in stores on the west coast and the midwest. Quong Hop & Co. is the company that makes the tofu. They have received no reports of illnesses from the tofu. The company recalled Saturday:_ The 30-ounce Soy Deli Vacuum Pack Firm Nigari tofu with the code dates…

Shannon Weidemann

Frozen Hamburgers Recalled Due to E. Coli

Topps Meat Company is recalling frozen hamburger patties and other items due to potential contamination with E. coli. E. coli can cause food poisoning and is sometimes fatal. 25 people have reported falling ill after eating the recalled meat. Over 21 million pounds of meat are included in the recall.The recall, by the Topps Meat Company of Elizabeth, N.J., covers a wide range of frozen…

Shannon Weidemann

Hazardous Material Spills on Boone Roadway

A truck hauling hazardous materials was involved in an accident on 421 near Boone on Wednesday. The truck rolled over and spilled its cargo on the road. A hazardous materials (Haz Mat) team had to be called out to the scene to clean up the spill. The driver, who has yet to be identified, was flown to Charlotte Regional Medical Center with a possible head injury. In the meantime, Wilkes…

Shannon Weidemann

Hazardous Substance on Charles River Causes Explosion

Volunteers were out on the Charles River on Thursday cleaning debris and trash out of the water and from the shoreline. Three of the volunteers were hurt when an item they brought into the boat exploded. One of the volunteers said the hazardous substance looked like styrofoam. State Police chemists were testing the substance, but officials said they do not believe it was placed along the…

Shannon Weidemann

Truck Leaks Hazardous Material in Nevada

A truck driver in Nevada stopped at a rest area and found out that his trailer was leaking Ferric Chloride Solution. He contacted the Nevada Highway Patrol and they acted to evacuate and clean up the area. The hazardous substance caused the evacuation of 24 people from the rest area. The Cosgrave Rest area, 18 miles west of Winnemucca, was evacuated once the driver of a Kentworth tractor tank…

Shannon Weidemann

Hazardous Material Spills on Road in Monterey

A barrel fell off of a truck in Monterey by the intersection of Washington Street and Del Monte Avenue. It left a an unknown powder on the street. The Salinas Fire Department Haz-mat team was brought in to assess the situation and clean up the scene. The hazardous substance spill happened on Friday morning. The powder came from a barrel off a truck, and hazardous material reponders…

Shannon Weidemann

Botulism in Canned Food Prompts Recall

A list of over 90 brands of canned foods including stews, chilis, and dog food have been recalled due to a threat of botulism exposure. Botulism is a nerve toxin that can cause paralysis of the muscles and respiratory system. The canned goods were all produced by Castleberry Food Co. at their plant in Augusta, Georgia. “You’re talking tens of millions of cans that may have been involved,”…

Shannon Weidemann

China Bans Harmful Ingredient Found in Toothpaste

The toothpaste involved in the recent recall contained diethylene glycol, a toxic substance found in antifreeze. China, in a bid to clean up their image before the 2008 Olympics, has banned the use of the substance in toothpaste. Late Wednesday, China banned toothpaste manufacturers from using diethylene glycol, or DEG — which can cause kidney failure, paralysis and death, but has been used…