Firefighters on the Frontline:

Unraveling the PFAS Exposure Puzzle Firefighters are modern-day heroes, bravely battling flames to protect lives and property. However, their valor comes at a cost that is often hidden – exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This exposure occurs primarily through the use of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) and the materials used in their turnout […]

The Connection Between PFAS and Kidney Cancer

PFAS, including PFOA and PFOS, continue infiltrating our environment, with over 98% of the US population displaying detectable levels in their blood. Researchers continue to study Forever Chemicals for their link to kidney cancer. This prompted Dr. Jonathan Hofmann and his team to lead a comprehensive study in 2020. The groundbreaking research, published in the […]

Landfills in the United States

Environmental Impacts and Health Hazards Landfills play a crucial role in waste management, but their environmental impacts and potential health hazards are often overlooked. In the United States, the consequences of extensive landfill use are becoming increasingly evident, raising concerns about the well-being of both the environment and nearby communities. Environmental Impacts Landfills generate various […]

Hurt riding bicycle in Louisiana, what should I do?

Riding a bicycle is a great way to exercise and enjoy the Louisiana outdoors. However, a bike ride can turn deadly when a car or truck driver fails to share the road. The result is a car versus bicycle crash. As a result, people can suffer physical pain and injury, or even death. Car versus […]

Withdrawing Opt-Out Elections

in the 3M Water Settlement The $12.5 billion 3M Public Water System class settlement presents an opportunity for the recovery of costs spent by water systems to respond to the PFAS crisis. However, Public Water Systems who opted out of the settlement could recover nothing. Fortunately, those who opted out may opt back in, provided […]

Dupont Water Settlement Deadlines & Payments

DuPont agreed to pay $1.085 billion to settle all damages caused to public drinking water systems by PFAS contamination. In sum, the Settlement Class includes all public water systems in the United States that draw from water sources that tested positive for PFAS at any level. The settlement divides water systems into Phase One and […]

EPA Announces New Steps to Protect Communities from PFAS 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced new measures to safeguard communities and the environment from the health risks associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are persistent chemicals with slow breakdown rates, commonly used in various consumer, commercial, and industrial products. The EPA is proposing two rules to enhance its comprehensive strategy […]

I was Injured at a Crosswalk in Louisiana

What Should I do? Crosswalks should be designed to provide safety for pedestrians. However, slip, trip, and fall hazards often exist and pose a danger within these designated pedestrian walkways. Louisiana ranks high among states with the most crosswalk injuries. This article discusses crosswalk safety, including design and maintenance. We further explain what actions to […]

Supreme Court to Review OxyContin Settlement

The History Purdue Pharma’s aggressive marketing of OxyContin is often cited as a catalyst of a nationwide opioid epidemic. Oxycontin is a powerful prescription painkiller that hit the market in 1996. The company pleaded guilty to misbranding the drug in 2007 and paid more than $600 million in fines and penalties. Opioid-related overdose deaths have […]

Health Risks of PFAS Exposure

Scientific investigators around the world continue to explore the human health risks of PFAS. The chemical group PFAS includes reference to PFOS and PFOA chemicals. Dupont and 3M created PFAS chemicals and hold patents on their chemical composition. Although most research primarily concerns drinking water exposure, scientific investigations have turned to look at other exposures, […]

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