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April 2013 Archives

Research confirms that taconite workers have greater risk of lung cancer

Mesothelioma has developed in workers in the taconite industry at a rate three times that of the general population in Minnesota, but research from the University of Minnesota did not discover a specific cause among the 80 miners who have died from the disease.

FDA issues consumer advisory warning on dietary supplement Jack3d

In many sets of statutes passed by legislature or regulations created by agencies, there are sometimes large sections devoted to definitions. Within that grouping of laws, certain words have specific meanings and only those meaning. They may also define the responsibilities and authority of an agency. Such is the case with an allegedly deadly workout supplement, that because of how the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) authority is granted and how a dietary supplement is defined, the FDA has been limited in the actions it can take.

Three million Japanese cars ordered recalled due to defective airbag

A massive recall of more than 3 million vehicles has been announced by Japanese car manufacturers. Toyota Motor, Honda Motor and Nissan Motor all said they were recalling the cars because of defective air bags. This is the latest in a recent run of recalls. Toyota in particular has been plagued with recalls involving unintended acceleration, among other issues.

Unintended acceleration alleged in Ford vehicles

Yet another claim of unintended acceleration has been brought against a major auto manufacturer. This time, a lawsuit has been filed against Ford, claiming that vehicles have a design defect that allows them to accelerate unexpectedly and cause crashes.