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The Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act preempts state common law claims for design defects
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The plaintiff-employee, a chemical unloader, was attempting to unload a railway tank car filled with sulfuric acid when its chemical contents exploded, spraying his face and chest and thereby inflicting severe burns. The employee sued under common law... Read More

Consumer Products Banned for Lead – More In the USA Than In Canada
Posted on 28 Sep 2011 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer The US is far more active than Canada in detecting lead in consumer products, and in requiring that they be withdrawn from the market. The Centers for Disease Control post a fascinating list of high lead... Read More

Organic Does Not Mean Healthy: Organic Brown Rice Syrup has Arsenic and is Widely Used as a Sweetener
Posted on 4 Mar 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Consumers are attracted to organic products because they are perceived to be healthier than conventional food sources. To borrow a phrase from Porgy & Bess (as I have done in the past), it ain't necessarily so. [See http://www.youtube.com/watch... Read More

Consumer Products Banned for Lead – More In the USA Than In Canada
Posted on 28 Sep 2011 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer The US is far more active than Canada in detecting lead in consumer products, and in requiring that they be withdrawn from the market. The Centers for Disease Control post a fascinating list of high lead... Read More

Organic Does Not Mean Healthy: Organic Brown Rice Syrup has Arsenic and is Widely Used as a Sweetener
Posted on 4 Mar 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Consumers are attracted to organic products because they are perceived to be healthier than conventional food sources. To borrow a phrase from Porgy & Bess (as I have done in the past), it ain't necessarily so. [See http://www.youtube.com/watch... Read More

The Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act preempts state common law claims for design defects
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The plaintiff-employee, a chemical unloader, was attempting to unload a railway tank car filled with sulfuric acid when its chemical contents exploded, spraying his face and chest and thereby inflicting severe burns. The employee sued under common law... Read More