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PFAS Suit Filed Against Wolverine Worldwide

Source: PFAS-related suits gain steam as litigants hit Wolverine Worldwide

The civil lawsuits over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the so-called forever chemicals, have been grinding away quietly for months. 100 more words


Supreme Court strikes down protective labor law, April 17, 1905 - POLITICO

The case quashed a labor law which barred employees from working for more than 60 hours a week or 10 hours a day.

In a 5 to 4 decision, the court rejected the argument that the law was necessary to protect the health of bakers. 172 more words

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Dental flossing and other behaviors linked with higher levels of PFAS in the body | Silent Spring Institute

Women who flossed with Oral-B Glide tended to have higher levels of a type of PFAS called PFHxS (perfluorohexanesulfonic acid) in their body compared with those who didn’t.

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Georgia Prohibits PFAS Firefighting Foam

The final version of this legislation goes beyond the original HB 458 by prohibiting prospectively (on and after January 1, 2020) the discharge or other use of firefighting foam that contains… 57 more words


In ‘FUCT’ fashion brand case, justices avoid saying word

The justices did some verbal gymnastics to get through about an hour of arguments without saying the brand’s name.

Chief Justice John Roberts described it as the “vulgar word at the heart of the case.” Justice Samuel Alito called it “the word your client wants to use.”And Justice Stephen Breyer called it “the word at issue.” 36 more words

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Assist Vets, Military Families Exposed to PFAS Chemicals | EWG

The PFAS Registry Act would establish an online database for military personnel and veterans “to receive updates on recent scientific developments on the effects of PFAS exposure, availability of possible treatment options, and information on what resources may be available to address their health concerns,” according to a news release from Shaheen.

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Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in a decision late Friday threw out Trump’s executive order that overturned the bans that comprised a key part of Obama’s environmental legacy. 61 more words

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